Irene (Nelson) Wilkerson was born April 13,1937 in Goldville, South Carolina to Sarah McJinkens and Albert Nelson. Irene Passed away peacefully on July 30,2015.
She was united in marriage on January 27,1969 to Pat Wilkerson. With this union, 14 children were brought together as one. They were married for 35 years. Irene and Pat loved to fish in the Arkansas and Missouri River where they enjoyed “worming”.
Irene had a passion for nursing. She worked hard to earn her CNA certificate. She worked in this profession until retiring in 1999. Irene was also known to be a collector. She loved collecting salt-n-pepper shakers. She owns around 1000 pairs of shakers from all around. She loved to fill her walls with her shakers and pictures of her family. She has been known, when she went to visit family, to take pictures off your wall to add to her collection. Irene also loved to watch WWE Wrestling.
She is preceded in death by her husband Pat ,children Buddy and Randy Davis, Cindy Levy, Son in Law Charles “Charlie” Trahan, Sr , Step Children Leroy, Rob, Shirley and Donna Wilkerson, Brothers Charles and Lester Nelson, and Sisters Louise Husky, and Frances Foxworth and her beloved dog Tiny.
Irene is survived by her daughters Sarah Trahan and Debbie Davis , step children Betty, Lawrence, Jerry, Linda Kay and Harold Wilkerson, grandchildren which included Tina Capek, Sarah “Louise” and Will Young, Kathy and Jody Dealy, Michelle Parmalee, and 32 more that she loved dearly with many great grandchildren as well.