Richard Lee Wilkerson

November 4, 1946February 9, 2019

Richard Lee Wilkerson, 72, of Evington and formerly of Farmville, NC passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 at his residence. He was the husband of the late Joyce Fitzgerald Wilkerson.

Born in Raleigh, NC, November 4, 1946, he was the son of the late Joseph Lee Wilkerson and Alice Knight Wilkerson. He was a retired Conductor from the Norfolk Southern Railway after 38 years of service and later retired from Buckingham Branch Rail Service. He was a US Army veteran and member of the First Baptist Church of Farmville, NC.

He is survived by his sister, Barbara Wilkerson Hemby and her husband Donny and his brother, Marvin Lee Wilkerson and his wife Anne all of Greenville, NC and five step-children, Barbie Kell and Maudise Reynolds both of Lynchburg, Ronnie Reynolds of Madison Heights, Joan Machus of Evington and Steve Howard of Windell, NC.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Hollywood Cemetery in Farmville, NC with Dr. Rick Bailey officiating. Military honors will be provided by

The family would like to gratefully acknowledge the nurses and staff of Centra Hospice for the excellent care they provided to Richard and his family.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the First Baptist Church of Farmville, 3603 E. Wilson St., Farmville, NC 27828 or to Centra Hospice, 1900 Tate Springs Rd. Ste. 19. Lynchburg, VA 24501.


  • First Baptist Church of Farmville, NC
  • Centra Hospice


  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 16, 2019

Richard Lee Wilkerson

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Deisa Reynolds

February 16, 2019

Thinking and praying for all the family , Richard will be missed by everyone . Richard was a very strong man and never gave up . We know he is resting now and is with God in the heavenly kingdom and with his wife Joyce , our wonderful mother and grandmother . Rest In Peace , with love , Deisa , Blake , Chivon , Jason , Nyia , Jennifer , Papello , Skylin , and Brielle .

Ronnie & Dixie Reynolds

February 11, 2019

Our condolences to Ann, Donnie and Marvin.
We’re praying for your family and take comfort that Richard is at peace and walking in Heaven .

Steve Howard

February 11, 2019

Rest In Peace Richard. You were a great stepfather and Role Model. Whenever you were needed, you were there. I’m sure Mom will be glad to be together again. Until we see each other again, God Speed!

Tom Harris

February 11, 2019

Rest in peace my friend I know Joyce is happy to have you With her again What great memories we all have of you until we meet again my friend

Joan Machus

February 10, 2019

Richard was a caring stepfather. I learned about war history, Carolina barbecue being the best, and railroad trivia. He always had time to talk & show his support to us. He will be missed by all five stepchildren, fourteen grandchildren, & nine great grandchildren. We know that you, our moma, & Panda are together again. R.I.P.