Bessie E. Wilkinson, 96, of Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday,
April 25, 2012, at Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Carlisle. She was born on March 14, 1916,
in Carlisle, a daughter of the late Thomas D. and Lena A. (Stuart) Stripling, and the widow of Clarence W. Wilkinson, who
died Jan. 21, 1966.
Bessie worked in several Carlisle area businesses and spent many
years with the former Dutch Cupboard Restaurant in downtown Carlisle. Bessie continued being active by
babysitting at her home well into her 80’s. She was a faithful and active member of Shiloh Missionary
Baptist Church in Carlisle for many years.
She is survived by three
sons; Thomas Stackfield, John Wilkinson and James Wilkinson, all of Carlisle, three daughters; Rachel Godbolt, Kathleen Hadley
and Margaret Fair, all of Carlisle and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and many
extended family members.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Shiloh
Missionary Baptist Church, on the corner of Lincoln and N. West Streets, Carlisle. Rev. Daniel Keys will officiate
Viewing will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church. A repass will
immediately follow in the church social hall. Burial will be private. Ewing Brothers
Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements.
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Dear mom, I love you, and Gerald and
i will miss you dearly. Out of all the mother's that GOD created, I thank GOD that you were my mother. Because you were
the greatest mom in the world. And i know for a fact that you are in heaven with GOD.
From your loving daughter,
Margaret A. Fair
has been a wonderful journey with you.
You finally got your wings. I will miss you dearly.
Just wanted to say I miss you
lovey and I know you are in a better place.
I will miss you Bessie! Now you can rest in Jesus arms!
Sympathy, Memories to treasure, they will always be with you, whatever you do and wherever you go. For now, may caring thoughts
from others comfort and help you through as time passes, little reminders of your loved one will touch your heart...
Rest In Peace My Friend.
the Family of Our Sister Bessie,
We the memmbers of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Music Department do send our
SINCERE CONDOLENCES. We are Praying for God to comfort and console you. We are and know that the COMFORTER is standing right
by you SIDES.
ALSO: ONE MORE DAY, MAY THE WORK I'VE DONE SPEAK FOR ME, I DON'T WANT NO TROUBLE AT THE
RIVER. These were a couple of her favorite SONGS SHE SUNG IN SHILOH. But we Know SHE IS IN THE HEAVENLY CHOIR.
Deaconess Mary Lee Scott, Choir President
Rev. Daniel B. Keys, Pastor
Shiloh Missionary Baptist
Church of Carlisle, PA
God bless and keep you he will help you all through this time of loss
Mary and Bill Nickey
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