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Regina Johnson Wilkerson

SoVaNow.com / September 14, 2020

Regina Johnson Wilkerson of Edmunds Street, South Boston died on Monday, Sept. 7 at Vibra Hospital in Richmond at the age of 88.

She was born in Halifax County on April 15, 1932 to the late Haywood Johnson Sr. and Nannie Carver Johnson. She was married to the late William C. Wilkerson.

She is survived by three daughters, Nannette Martin (James), Paula Wilkerson (Clay), both of Albany, N.Y. and Arlecia-Renee Jones (Amos) of South Boston; a son, Michael Wilkerson (Cassandra) of South Boston; 21 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; a cousin she raised as a son, William Edmonds (Robyn) of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Haywood Johnson Jr. (Mary) of Montauk, N.Y.; aunt, Katie Johnson Duncan of South Boston; brother-in-law William Walker; two daughters-in-law, Anne and Theresa; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four sons, William Russell Jr., Reginald, Sherman and Leonard; a sister, Charlotte Walker; and a brother, Irving Johnson.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15 at noon at Oak Ridge Cemetery with Bernard Wilkins as eulogist. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, a face mask and social distancing will be required.

Public viewing will be Monday, Sept. 14 from noon-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral services are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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