James Thomas Wilkerson, was born March 2, 1957 to the parentage of Samuel Wesley and Lillian Fields Wilkerson in Granville, North Carolina. He entered eternal life on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Universal Health Center, Oxford, North Carolina.
At an early age, he joined New Hope Granville Missionary Baptist Church. James was educated in the Granville County School System. He was employed at Sam’s Upholstery and Body Shop for over twenty years.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Lillian Wilkerson and one brother, Sam Wilkerson, Jr..
He leaves to cherish his memory: one daughter, Kesisa Overton of Raleigh, North Carolina; one sister, Betty Wilkerson of Oxford, North Carolina; one brother, Eddie L. Wilkerson of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; a special friend, Ruby Kelly of Louisburg, North Carolina; one aunt, Mary Marrow of Oxford, NC; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; three stepchildren, Felicia Green, Steve Green and Larry Green; three nieces, Samantha Thornton, Shelia Thorpe and Lisa Wilkerson; one nephew, Jerry Wilkerson; many other relatives and friends.