OBITUARY

Barbara "Babs" "Babs" Wilkison

November 5, 1926October 9, 2012

Barbara (Babs) Wilkison 1926 - 2012

Funeral services and Christian Burial for Barbara B. Wilkison, 85, a resident of Tallahassee will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Cully’s Meadow Wood on Timberlane Road in Tallahassee, Fl. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery in Tallahassee immediately following the service. The family will greet friends from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Cully’s Meadow Wood on Timberlane Road.

Mrs. Wilkison passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at the Big Bend Hospice, in Tallahassee. Barbara B. Wilkison was born November 5, 1926 in Mobile, Alabama, the daughter of Albert and Mary Ellen Broadfoot. She moved to Tallahassee in 1953 with her husband where she raised four children and remained until the time of her passing. Barbara received her registered Nursing degree from University of Virginia’s School of Nursing in Charlottesville, VA. Upon receiving her degree she became Head Nurse to the Chief of Surgery. After moving to Tallahassee and raising her children at the age of fifty Barbara returned to her beloved nursing career as an Operating Room nurse at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare for 14 years and then worked for a private doctor another seven years before retiring at age 71.

Mrs. Wilkison was a member of the Evangel Assembly of God Church. She helped develop the Grey Lady school nurse program at Kate Sullivan and was also an avid Florida State Seminole fan. She loved to cook for her family and also enjoyed sewing and handwork.

She is survived by her children, Earl (Jay) Wilkison, Macon, GA, Janet Weimar Tallahassee, Fl, Mary Ellen Harding Panama City, Fl, John Wilkison, Orlando, FL; 9 loving grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert (Bob) Broadfoot and William (Bill) Broadfoot both of Jacksonville, FL.

Flowers will be graciously received or donations can be made to John B. Todd Ministries, P.O. Box 3580, Tallahassee, FL 32315-0580.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 13, 2012
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, October 13, 2012
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Anna Lovcy

October 22, 2012

Being the daughter of someone who had worked at Tallahassee Memorial for a long time, most people treated my like Mom's daughter. Babs never did. She treated me like a total individual. I loved her for that. My heart goes out to you. My prayers are with you.

SUSIE COLE

October 19, 2012

I JUST HEARD THE NEWS I GUESS SHE AND MAMA ARE TALKING UP A STORM IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW.

LOVE TO ALL OF YOU! PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH!

SUSIE COLE, LUCY COLE & MADI

October 12, 2012

Dear Family --

I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. Your mother was a loving inspiration to all who knew her. Her stories may be missed here but she'll have an eternity to share them in Heaven.

Much love,

Karen (Williams) Koenig

laura mcmanama

October 12, 2012

I am sorry to hear about your mother. My parents, Dave and Vera McCulloch, knew your mom and thought a lot of her. I am sorry for your loss.

terri stout

October 11, 2012

will mis you vary much my dear friend rest in peace lov you terri

Theresa Habet

October 11, 2012

may you rest in peace my friend

FROM THE FAMILY