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Evelyn Light Wilkerson, 68, of the Sullivan Gardens
Community, Sullivan Co TN, departed this life to go on her
heavenly journey on Sunday, July 12, 2009, after her
courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Hawkins Co TN, on October 21, 1940, in the
Beech Creek Community and grew up in Mount Carmel Freewill
Baptist Church. She lived in the Lone Star community for
over 50 years and enjoyed camping, gardening, yard sales,
reading, bowling, a good joke and playing cards with her
friends; but most of all she loved spending time with her
She was a wonderful, loving and devoted wife, mother,
grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all who knew her.
She always brought out the best in everyone, even during
the most difficult days of her illness; she always had a
smile on her face, a compliment to give, and never
complained. She will live in our hearts forever and will
always be a hero to those who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her late husband, Marvin
'Rooster' Wilkerson; parents, Glen and Shular Light;
sister, Joann Steadman; brother, Donnie Light; and best
friend, Essie Langrel.
Survivors are her daughter, Judy Carter and husband Steve,
Crofton MD; son, Randy Wilkerson and wife Nicole, Fall
Branch, TN; two granddaughters, April Carter Baines and
Candice Carter Weihert and husband Daniel; five great-
grandchildren, Christopher Carter, Nicholas Carter, Jacob
Baines, Daysie Weihert, and Bella Weihert; two sisters,
Novell Wright, Kingsport, TN, Marie Bolton and husband
Kermit, Mount Carmel, TN; one brother, Delmas Light,
Dryden, VA; special niece, Cindy Fields, Fall Branch, TN;
several nieces, nephews; and special friends, Pat Friday,
Mark and Lisa Fields, Jim Langrel, Phil Gaddis, and Bobby
The family would like especially to thank Amedysis
Hospice, Sandra, Linda, and Christy for their wonderful
and loving care.
The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 1 p.m.,
Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes,
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., in the
funeral home chapel with Joe Johnson officiating. Burial
will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will
be Chris Carter, Nick Carter, Cody Richardson, Daniel
Weihert, Phil Gaddis, Mark Fields, Ricky Light, and Mark
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer
Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, TN,
37601; or to the Humane Society of Greater Kingsport, TN,
2141 Idle Hour Road, Kingsport, TN, 37660.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, TN, is serving
the Wilkerson family: