Niki Salzsieder Wilkes

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  • "You have my deepest sympathy on your immeasurable loss...."
    - gloria
  • "Dear Simon and family, We are thinking and praying for you..."
    - Mark & Beth Reece
  • "I didn't know Niki but she must have been a very loving,..."
    - Audrey Swilley
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    - Derick Futrell Sr
  • "It has been at least 30 years since I last saw Niki. Tami..."
    - Teresa Hollingsworth
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Niki Salzsieder Wilkes, age 37, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, after three and a half years with cancer at her home in
She was surrounded by her family and passed peacefully. She leaves behind her husband, Simon Wilkes; her son, Townes Wilkes.
Niki was born Oct. 8, 1977, in Albany to father, Dean Salzsieder, and mother, Martha Hornsby Salzsieder. She grew up in a
large, loving family with an older sister and younger brother, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Niki grew up in
Albany and moved to Richmond Hill in 1995, and later moved to Cumming in 1997. After marrying Simon Wilkes, they resided in
Niki married Simon Wilkes April 23, 2005, and later they had a beautiful son, Townes Wilkes on Sept. 8, 2009. They lived in
Dawsonville for 11 years where she created a loving home for her husband and son.
Niki was an amazing mother and wife who continually committed selfless acts for her family. When diagnosed with Melanoma cancer in 2011, she remained the most caring and selfless person in her love for her family, friends, and will to fight her illness.
She continued as a brave, iron-willed woman even throughout her final months.
Niki is survived by her husband and child, as well as her mother, Martha Hornsby Salzsieder; sister, Tami Singleton (Blaine);
brother, Matt Salzsieder (Jen); nephews, Wyatt, Cash, and Davis; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in
death by her father, Dean Salzsieder who lost his own battle to cancer in 2008. She took great peace in her passing knowing
that she was going to be reunited with him.
The family would especially like to thank, Niki's Doctor, Kelly May and her nurse Carmen Boyd who provided her loving care as
well as the rest of the staff at Atlanta Cancer Care. The loving and caring staff at Homestead Hospice with a special thanks to
Melanie Fortenberry for her most selfless caring nature, and the McDonald and Son Funeral Home, for making the arrangements.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at McDonald and Son Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests donations in Niki's honor to the Technology Fund for Pre-K at Little Acres
Learning Center, PO Box 1018, Cumming, GA 30028.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at
Funeral Home
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory - Cumming
150 Sawnee Drive
Cumming, GA 30040
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Published in Forsyth County News from Feb. 28 to Mar. 2, 2015