Daniel Wilkinson Jr
AGE: 57 • Sicklerville
Daniel Wilkinson Jr. passed away at home in Sicklerville, N.J. on Sunday November 3, 2013 in the early morning. Dan was born and raised in Camden, N.J. He was the son of Sarah Witherspoon and Daniel Wilkinson Sr. He was a graduate of the Camden High School class of 1973 and went on to receive an Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement from Camden County College. He later became a police officer for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of N.J. (UMDNJ). He married in 1978 and had two children. Dan had many passions in his life including cooking, gardening, and music. He had a natural gift for playing percussion instruments, and excelled at the Conga drums. He was an active member of the praise team at South Jersey Bible Church International in Pitman, NJ where he offered his musical talents. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren and watching both sci-fi and old western movies. All that knew and loved him knew he enjoyed the company of his family (especially his grands) and was always ready to exchange in a debate regardless of the subject. In his more recent years he worked at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Winslow Twp., N.J. where he was a staff favorite with the residents there. On Saturdays he could be found walking his dog Patch or shopping at the nearest flea market looking for a good deal.
He is survived by his long term companion Ms. Mylah Hickerson. He is also survived by his stepmother Cyrethia Wilkinson of Camden, N.J., his son Daniel M. Wilkinson and daughter Diandra L. Robinson, both of Atlanta, GA, his sisters Sandra Beulah Williams of Loganville, GA, and Terry Louise Wilkinson of Camden, N.J., and brother Tracey Wilkinson of San Antonio, TX. He is also survived by his 5 grandchildren Daniel Josiah, Jaeden Jeremiah, Robert Jachai, Jaia Sabree, and newborn granddaughter Phoenix Serenity, daughter-in law Seryna Muhammad-Wilkinson, son-in-law Derrick Robinson, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Tuesday- 6pm-8pm at the Carl Miller Funeral Home- 831 Carl Miller Blvd. Camden; Memorial Service- Wednesday 11 am period of meditation 10-11 at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Lincoln and Douglas Aves Haddonfield, NJ. Period of Meditation 10 - 11.
Carl Miller Funeral Home
831 Van Hook St. Camden, NJ 08105
Published in Courier-Post on Nov. 10, 2013