OBITUARY

Fatiema Jean Wilkerson

February 18, 1950January 8, 2021

Fatiema Jean Wilkerson, age 70, passed away at Hubbard Hospice House West of South Charleston, WV, on Friday, January 8, 2021. She was born on February 18, 1950 in Charleston, WV to the late Golden Vernell Strawther and the late Blanche Strawther.

She was a graduate of St. Albans High School in 1968 and she earned her Bachelor’s Degree at West Virginia State University. She worked in Human Resources and retired from Dow Chemicals after 33 years of service with Dow and Union Carbide in South Charleston, WV. She continued working after a brief intermission and retired again from West Virginia State University after 10 years as an Administrative Assistant. She loved her volunteer work with the Charleston – Institute WV Chapter of the Links Inc., WVSU Alumni Associations and the Pilot Club of St. Albans.

She was married to Walter Wilkerson of Institute, WV. She is survived by her daughters Jerri Dionne Wilson of Conyers, GA, Nada Wilkerson of Dunbar, WV, and Barbara Lacy (Eric) Omgba of Marietta, GA and son Maurice (Sarah) Wilkerson, Westerville, OH. She leaves behind 9 grandchildren and sisters, Doris (Sterling) Smith – Institute, WV, Barbara Evans – Fayetteville, GA, Nachette (Anver) Classens – Charlotte, NC, Karen (Sherman) Lucas – Fayetteville, GA. She was preceded in death by two brothers Marshall Strawther – St. Albans, WV and Curtis Strawther and a sister Goldie Ann Carter (James), Columbus, GA. She will be dearly missed by a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens in Cross Lanes, WV at noon. Visitation will begin at 11:00am Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to the Walter and Margaret Wilkerson Scholarship Fund, West Virginia State University Foundation, P.O. Box 1000, Institute, WV 25112 or The W Club, P.O. Box 621, Institute, WV 25112. (https://connect.wvstateu.edu/donate)

Special Thanks to the staff at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home and Hubbard Hospice House for the care and support provided during this difficult time.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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Janice Young

January 19, 2021

RIH Fatiema, I worked with her for a year in the library. I will truly miss talking to her. Praying for the family.

Janice D. Young

Howard & Renae Tyree

January 19, 2021

Renae & I would like to express our condolences to Fatiema's husband, Walt, and to her whole family. Fatiema was a wonderful person and she will be greatly missed.

Howard & Renae Tyree

Marvin Hollis

January 16, 2021

Greetings from the Mount Hope Baptist Church, Zebulon Georgia Usher Ministry -Reverend R. L. Hodo, Pastor...Marvin Hollis, President. To our sister Karen Lucas (Sherman) we send our condolences to you and the family during this hour of bereavement of your sister Fatiema. We pray for your strengthen in the Lord always.

William , Betty & Reginald Carter

January 16, 2021

Our condolences to you and your family. Praying that God above will comfort you and your family with His great love, and may the strength of your belief help guide y'all through this time of grief. We love you.

Scott and Libby Scobell

January 16, 2021

Our sincere sympathy to Fatiema's family, especially her husband Walter. Fatiema was a friend and a co-worker at West Virginia State (College) University. She was a beautiful and caring woman .

Donna Goebel

January 16, 2021

Fatiema, I am so sorry that I was unaware you have been ill. I haven’t seen you for a while. The last time was at a WVSU Gala. You looked lovely in your long white gown and your huge smile. You looked like an angel with that twinkle in your eye. I don’t think I ever told you I loved your voice. I will miss you. I know your family will miss you. 💖