Jean Wilkinson
Jean Wilkinson
  • February 14, 1933 - June 20, 2017
  • Metairie, Louisiana

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Jean Ann Wilkinson passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the age of 84. Jean was born on February 14, 1933 in New Orleans, LA to her late parents Helen Rozes Wilkinson and Duval Boutte Wilkinson. Jean attended Sacred Heart of Jesus Elementary and High School, graduating in 1950. She graduated from Charity Hospital School of Nursing in 1953 as a Registered Nurse. She worked at Charity Hospital until 1954, at which time she began a thirty-four year career at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in New Orleans. During this time Jean was active in the New Orleans District Nurses Association, the Louisiana State Nurses Association, and the American Nurses Association. Jean was also an active participant in the Tuberculosis Association of New Orleans. Jean received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1966, from LSU. In 1980 she earned the American Nurses Association Certified Nurse Administrator title. Jean was in the first group of Great 100 Nurses in Louisiana. She retired from the V.A. in 1985, and began volunteering at the New Orleans Museum of Art, WYES, and East Jefferson General Hospital. In October, 2004, Jean was Volunteer of the Month at EJGH. Jean was also a parishioner of St. Angela Merici Church where she volunteered as well. She was a member of AARP, NARFE, CHSN Alumni, and LSUSN Alumni Associations. Jean wanted to be sure to acknowledge her appreciation for the Lousteau, Hirschey, Griffin and Doiron families for their concern and devotion for many years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Angela Merici Church 901 Beverly Garden Dr., Metairie, LA on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 11:00a.m. Visitation will begin at the church at 9:45a.m. Jean requested that the ladies of SALA say a rosary at 10:15a.m. Interment will be in All Saints Mausoleum in Metairie Cemetery.