The sadness of Albert's passing continues....
I knew Dr Wilkinson when I was a child and as an adult because of a longtime friendship between my parents and he and Linda. I was even his patient twice when I needed minor surgery as a kid. Throughout the time I had the honor of knowing him he never changed, Dr Albert Wilkinson was a kind and genteel person and I'm thankful to have known him. Love to Linda and Leslie, Sonny, Gary and Catherine
My sincere condolences to Linda Wilkinson and family. I am so sorry for your loss.
My son was hospitalized over 30 times at Baptist Hospital under the care of Dr. Wilkinson. He always received the most outstanding care from a most outstanding pediatric surgeon. My sone would not be alive today if not for Dr. Wilkinson. My son is 40 now and has no problems. He will be missed.
My family and I are thinking of you all. I will always remember Albert's gentle and kind way. Our sympathies to Linda and the rest of the family. With love,
Dear Linda and family,
We are thinking of all of you. I will always remember Albert's gentle manner. With love, Kaplan-Schulz family
Dr Wilkinson performed a difficult Pectus Excavadum surgery on me in 1983 that no one would attempt. Im am a 44 year old firefighter today. I am very grateful for his skill and tenacity. He will be missed.
My sister Marilyn Layton Scola joins me in sending our condolences to Linda and Family.
Faith, Love, and Hope
Dr.Wilkinson was very special to me. He was my friend,
colleague, mentor and often offered me guidance for my
life and career for which I was very grateful. I miss him
and think of him often. Larry Freeman
We only had the pleasure of being with Dr. Wilkinson on one very special occasion. Everything his grand daughter, Elizabeth, described about him was so true, we found a gentleman's gentleman. An individual who was kind and caring having charm, wit and intelligence, and devoting his life to others. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Wilkinson family in this sad time.
Dr. Wilkinson will always hold a special place in our hearts.
He truly loved people and was interested in their lives. He
Was an encourager to us in pursuing our goals. We were
Privledged to share many wonderful years getting to know
Him & Linda. We are grateful to God for him & all he did
For us personally & for WCH. He will surely be missed.
Our heartfelt prayers go out to Linda & their lovely family.
He truly lived life to the fullest & for others. Thank you,
Albert, for being such an example for us all! Until we
Meet again..... + Chris & Larry Freeman
Dr. Wilkinson was very special to me. He was my friend, colleague, mentor and often offered me guidance for my life and career for which I was very grateful. I miss him and think of him often.
From our family to yours may there be peace and the many blessings of God. Dr. Wilkinson operated on our son when he was three weeks old. Our pediatrician said he was the best surgeon in Jacksonville. That Friday he had stayed late in the office, we drove right over, he saw us right away, and did the surgery within one hour. He was so kind and we could tell that God was using him to help our son. Joshua is 31 now and never had any other problems.
We thank God for using Dr. Wilkinson for us and so many families for decades. I know you are proud of him and miss him very much.
May the Lord bless you and keep you and give you peace.
The Duncan Family
His was clearly a life well lived. A beacon of his community, a leader in his church, a much sought after physician specialist....A Rotary leader who personified the "Service above Self" motto...Jacksonville is not quite the same place without him. May he rest in peace. God bless the family.
What a wonderful human being. It was my great privilege to know him.
To the Wilkinson family:
I was sadded to learn of Dr. Wilkinson's passing. I was a long-time patient of Drs. Wilkinson & Webb while growing up and remember so well his professionalism and reassuring manner for both me and my mother. I also smiled at the comment that until recently he was still visiting Congress as an advocate for children's health because that was where I last saw him years after I was his patient -- when I was an adult working in Washington on Capitol Hill. He really did love helping others and will be missed.
To Dr. Sonny Wilkinson and The Wikinson family, I worked with Dr. Wilkinson years ago in the OR at BMC as an circulating nurse even before Dr. Webb joined the practice. He has always been a great teacher and he never passed the opportunity of a teaching moment, which helped me throughout my nursing career. He has touched the lives of so many and will truly be missed. May God give you comfort and strength during your time of bereavement.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
There are no words for Albert -- WHAT A GUY!!! Love, Julie and Bill Mason
Gary Wilkinson and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of your father's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May your fond memories comfort you during this difficult time.
Uncle Albert had more integrity than one can describe, always compassionate and dedicated to improving so many issues related to pediatric care and many other important causes.
He helped many including our family in quite meaningful ways. The Leeds and Strauss families will miss his warm Southern greeting and genuine love immensely.
Always in our hearts,
Nancy , Jennifer, Laura, Ron, John and Ben
I will never forget this hero of a person! He always supported me as a young head nurse of NICU. His help and support was invaluable. Although I am sure he mentored many, he invited me to come into surgery and was always so involved in teaching and proud of his craft. He has made such an impact on the lives of children and families in this area. Dr Wilkinson had a special gift of treating all people with respect. I saw him at the funeral of a fellow pediatric nurse and I am so glad I walked outside to tell him how much I appreciated him. I work as a pediatric nurse care coordinator now, and many of the principles he taught me are still valuable in my practice. To Linda and his family,I know you are so proud of his legacy and I wish you peace and comfort.
Cherie Lowery Baker
So sad! He was such a caring and loving man. I worked with him for many years and his love for his patients was amazing! He will be missed but definitely not forgotten. My prayers are with Sonny and his family.
We are so sorry to hear about Dr. Wilkinson's passing. He was not only a patient of ours but a very good friend and one of our favorite people. We will miss him very much. Nicolitz Eye Consultants
Mrs Wilkinson and Family
I met Dr Wilkinson as a young mother when he treated both of my children at various times. He was the most kind and gentle man who had a true passion for the children and their health. I will never forget his patience and kindness. My children are now married with children of their own and I pray if and when they need a physician they will have the same great experience. I could go on and on but I would only be echoing what many lives he touched would be saying. Rest in Peace Good and Faithful servant
Mrs Wilkinson and Family
What a kind and gentle man I was introduced to as a "new" mother. He performed surgery on both of my children at various times in their lives. He was always so understanding and reassuring to us as new parents. I could go on and on but would only be echoing what all of Jacksonville must be saying about this amazing man and physician. Rest in Peace Good and Faithful Servant
Mrs. Wilkerson-My heartfelt is extended to you and your family. May the star of David shine upon you endlessly.
Delores McNair Duffee-Laura's step daugher
We have known Albert for many years. What an amazing doctor! The care and concern he gave to our daughter, Debbie was a testament to his kind heart. It was an honor knowing him and calling him friend. We will miss him dearly at the gym. Our prayers are with Linda and the family at this time. God Bless you all.
I have known Albert for many years. He was an amazing doctor, as he took great care of my daughter Debbie. He was always very caring and concerned for my family members health, and always had great advice. I will miss him dearly at the gym. My prayers are with Linda and the family at this time. God Bless you all.
Albert was a true gentleman, and esteemed colleague. I was proud to know and work with him over the decades. Fair winds and following seas, Albert.
To Dr. Sonny Wilkinson and family. I am sadden to hear of the loss of a true and passionate surgeon. I had the pleasure of scrubbing on many of Dr. Wilkinson pediatric cases when Adults and Peds shared the operating rooms at BMC. Every case was a teachable moment and I learned how to appreciate his Art of Mending the innocent lives of kids he loved so very much and cared for. I pray his legacy will echo forever and that you each find comfort and peace during this time and for the days ahead.
To all the "Wilkingsons", much love ~ smiles with many tears of so many great remembrances ~ heartfelt sympathy and prayers for comfort for each of you in the coming days. I keep hearing "Righto"!
The Real Sue and David
Mrs. Wilkinson and all the family,
I had the honor to know and work with Dr. Wilkinson for more than fifteen years.
He was a wonderful physician with a great love for all children especially, their healthcare needs.
Dr. Wilkinson always had a story to share with me about Jacksonville and the history of the healthcare system. He enjoyed talking about his family and his boat trips.
I shall always have great respect for Dr. Wilkinson, a true gentleman to everyone.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Susan and Joe Board
Dr. Wilkinson positively impacted children in so many ways. His skill as a surgeon, his willingness to mentor the next generation of caregivers and his tireless advocacy for children's health will be dearly missed. I am thankful for the privilege of having worked with him.
It has been over 20 years since I have seen Dr. Wilkinson but his smile and compassion for life and people never left me. Linda and family members, I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you.
To The Wilkinson Family,
I was fortunate to have had the chance to work with Dr. Wilkinson. He was a great surgeon & a true gentleman. He was a great conversationalist. I will miss Dr. Wilkinson. My thoughts & prayers are with the family.
He was a great man. Greta and John Seashore send their love; they are traveling and will get in touch soon.
I am so proud to have known Dr Wilkinson. He was always such a joy to be around and talk to.
I am so very sorry for your loss (for all of our loss). My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Doc was one of the nicest and most gracious person I have ever known. I wish I had been able to paddle out with him when he was still surfing. He is dearly missed.
Dr. Wilkinson pretty much saved my life at the age of 20, he operated on me and I might have been the oldest child he ever operated on.I baby sat for Catherine and became close to the family. My prayers are with Linda and family. Dr. Wilkinson will be missed. Patti Schneider Allen.
Linda and family,
Our sincerest condolences, words can not express how sad we feel. Dr. Wilkinson was a true gentleman and our friend going along way back.
The entire Barnett family
At a time like this there are no words that can lessen the pain and emptiness felt when you loose someone like Albert. However he touched a life I am sure it was good and made a lasting impression. May God place His arms around all that feel this loss. My love for and admiration of Albert will forever hold a cherished place in my heart. Now rest in peace special one, righto?
"The Real Sue"
My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Linda and your family. While our friendship is new, Albert's kindness and gracious nature will be fondly remembered.
Dr. Wilkinson operated on my nephew when he was 6 weeks old and was a blessing to our family, as he was to all those he came in contact with. Later in my life I came to work for his son in law and got to experience first hand what a special person he was and his entire family reflects his kindness. Thoughts and prayers for his family and all the lives he touched.
I did not know Dr. Wilkinson, but am thankful he saved my life as a infant over 40 years ago. He will always be remembered. Our prayers are with his family.
So sorry for the loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
I was fortunate enough to know and work with Dr. Wilkinson for over 20 years at Nemours. He had a smile and a kind word for everyone. Truly a gentleman's gentleman. My sincerest sympathies to the family.
His sweet face reflected his life's philosophy of caring about people.
We are sorry for his passing but know he is in the good hands of the Lord--still running and caring.
Although we only had the pleasure of being with him on a few special occasions, Dr. Wilkinson left quite an impression on all of the Lampleys. His wit, charm, intelligence and kindness lit up any room we were fortunate enough to share with him. I'm sure those things will be missed by his family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Wilkinson family in this sad time.
I had the privilege to work with him 35+ years ago as a brand new nurse. I am still using lessons taught in my practice today at WCH.
I've had the privilege of working with Dr. Wilkinson both at Wolfson Children's Hospital and Nemours Children's Clinic. He was a brilliant, compassionate physician who was loved and respected by all who were blessed to know him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. We've truly lost a great man.
I was proud to know Al through the years with the American Cancer Society and Rotary. He was unfailingly kind, supportive and complimentary. May Linda and the family find peace and comfort in their memories of our remarkable Dr. Wilkinson.
What a wonderful man! I remember him at The Red Wagon Parades cheering on each and every entry. When we were all trying to get Vein Viewers for Wolfson, he helped us run one alll over the hospital, ending up in the lobby, showing how it worked. He was a true gentleman, a great sport, and a true inspiration. He will be missed!
Dr. Wilkinson (and Dr. Webb) saved my son's life the day he was born 2/7/67, has he has so many in his path. Cannot say "Thank You" enough. He will be greatly missed.
Sharon Palmer and Son, Robert Shreve
Dr. Wilkinson (and Dr. Webb) saved my son's life 2/7/1967, along with many other lives along the his path. Can't say "Thank You" enough.
Sharon Palmer and son, Robert Shreve
Sending Thoughts and Prayers, with much Love, Susan
Albert was an author, a mentor, and a magnificent human being unlike no other. The needs of all children were always first for him. We'll miss him so much! Our love and appreciation for him will be eternal, Karen with Don Wolfson
Dr. Wilkinson was a kind and compassionate pediatric surgeon who served children his whole life. What an impact he made on the families of our region.