Betty Frances Smith Wilkerson

Betty Frances Smith Wilkerson

Betty Frances Smith Wilkerson was born on Dec. 31, 1944, in Lafayette, to the late Corbin Smith and Gracie Gross Smith. She was one of five children born to this union.

Along with her parents, Betty was also preceded in death by her sisters -- Shirley Brooks, Carolyn Smith and Martina Nelson.

On July 2, 1971, she married her best friend, Wayne Wilkerson. They were blessed to spend more than 48 wonderful years together.

Betty was a member of Lafayette Church of Christ.

She was employed at Carter Automotive as a machine operator and retired after several years of dedicated service.

Betty very much enjoyed painting and gardening. She also loved to write songs and poems.

Betty was called to her Heavenly home on June 15 at the age of 74. She is no longer suffering. Betty's soul is resting easy with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Betty is survived by: her husband, Wayne Wilkerson; brother, Charles (Gloria) Smith; brothers-in-law, Ronald Brooks and Scott Nelson.

A host of extended family also survive. Funeral services were conducted on June 18 from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home, with Jerry Mercer officiating. Interment followed in Walton Cemetery.

Alexander Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.