Susan Wilkerson
1949 - 2020
Susan Wilkerson

July 24, 1949 - October 24, 2020

Susan Amanda Childress Wilkerson, 71, stepped into eternity on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at her home in Ringgold, Va., following a courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer with her husband, Jimmy by her side.

Susan was born in Lexington, N.C., to the late William Hasten Childress and Betty Kepley Childress. Before her retirement in 2015, she worked at Owens Illinois which was the former Brockway Glass. She held numerous positions before her last position as Customer Service Representative. Susan was a member of Ringgold Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and served on many committees over the years.

Susan married James "Jimmy" Wilkerson who survives of the residence.

Susan and Jimmy enjoyed 22 cruises, seeing Alaska, the Grand Canyon and all over the Caribbean before buying a motor home. They met a lot of great friends in their travels.

In addition to her husband, Susan is survived by two step brothers, Tom Ford (Evelyn) of Appomattox, Va., and John Ford (Carol) of Wilmington, N.C.; and a step sister Sherry Owens (Steve) of Lexington, N.C.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Ringgold Baptist Church with the Rev. Duane Cardwell, the Rev. Dr. Randy Helms (Myrtle Beach, S.C.,), and Pastor Lynn Epps (White Lake, N.C.,) officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Burial Park.

At other times the family will be at the residence, 1064 Barker Rd, Ringgold, Va., 24586.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that memorial donations be made to the Danville/Pittsylvania County Cancer Association or any charity that rescues dogs and cats.

Wrenn-Yeatts North Main Chapel is respectfully serving the Wilkerson family.

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Published by Danville and Rockingham County from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2020.
Funeral service
Ringgold Baptist Church
Funeral services provided by:
Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Homes
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She will be the perfect angel in heaven.. we pray for peace and comfort
Randall Thomas
October 30, 2020
Hey Jimmy I look at godanriver ever so often to follow what's going on in the area and saw the sad news. So sorry for the loss of your wife....she was one tough lady and enjoyed always speaking with her while I was at O-I. My deepest sympathies to you and your family! Take care! John
John Rutledge
October 29, 2020
Our sincere condolences to Jimmy and family for your loss.
BOBBY and Virginia WILES
October 27, 2020
We are so sorry and we have always had you and Susan in our prayers. We will always be here for you if you ever need anything. We love you , God Bless, Cathy & Andy
Catherine & Andy Woods
October 27, 2020
Jimmy I am so sorry for your loss. Susan was a wonderful lady. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Terry Murphy
October 26, 2020
So sorry to hear about Susan. She fought a great fight and you were beside her all the way. You are in our prayers and Susan is with HIM. GOD BLESS YOU and comfort you during these times. Darrell & Sandy Finney
Darrell Finney
October 26, 2020
Jimmy, my prayers are with you my old friend,may Gods love help you with your pain. Love ya ,Judy
Judy Chaney
October 25, 2020