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Jimmie Wilkerson

November 29, 1927 — March 14, 2024

Chase City, Virginia

Jimmie Yancey Wilkerson, age 96, of Chase City, VA passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 14, 2024 and has gone to his eternal resting place to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His loving family was able to say their goodbyes and he was happy to see each one.

Jimmie was born November 29, 1927 at home in Esnon, Virginia to the late Richard Ben Wilkerson, Sr. and Elva Alice Smith Wilkerson.  He graduated from Chase City High School and was a member of the Future Farmers of America.  After graduation, he farmed tobacco and worked at the Chase City Tobacco Warehouse.  He met the love of his life, Virginia Ann “Pete” Watts, daughter of the late Reverend Charles Howard Watts and Bettie Ellen Fallen. After Pete graduated from Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina, they married on November 2, 1950. Jimmie joined the Carpenters Union and he and Pete moved to Gordonsville, Virginia to help build the North Anna Nuclear Power Station.  From there they moved to St. Francisville, Louisiana to help build the River Bend Nuclear Station. Jimmie and Pete retired from there and returned to their farm in Chase City, the home they both loved.  Jimmie’s love of the land had him planting large gardens and sharing his bounty with friends and family.  They also started making sweet pickle and everyone looked forward to their jar each season. He was known as the most loving, giving and caring man to everyone he met. Jimmie and Pete were long time members of Herman Presbyterian Church in Saxe, VA. 

Jimmie was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Virginia Ann “Pete” Watts Wilkerson.

Jimmie leaves behind a loving and devoted daughter, Carmen Elizabeth Wilkerson Bienick (Paul Joseph Bienick) of Beaver, Pennsylvania.

Two beloved, cherished grandsons and five adored great-grandchildren: 
Joshua Paul Wilkerson-Bienick (Charity Kathleen Walls Wilkerson-Bienick) of New Carlisle, Ohio
Caroline Virginia, Jackson Charles, Cathleen “Cate” Elizabeth, Camilla “Cami” Jane, and Charlotte Anne
James Yancey Wilkerson-Bienick of Beaver, Pennsylvania

Jimmie had one sister, three brothers and many special nieces and nephews:
Jean Alice Wilkerson Clark (Garnett Earl Clark) (predeceased)
Richard Philip Clark (Linda Gurley Clark) 
Garnett Stephen Clark (Donna Gregory) (late Dale “Stella” Clark)
Ryan Stephen Clark (Tennille Clark)
Chloe Grace, Emma Dale
Taylor Crenshaw Clark (Jenna Clark)
Lainey Elizabeth, Ripken Hunter
William Baker “Bill” Clark (predeceased) (Gail Smith Clark)
William Jeremy Clark (Cathy Reams Clark)
William Cameron

Richard Ben “R. B.” Wilkerson, Jr. (predeceased)

Willie Lee “Wickie” Wilkerson (predeceased)

Michael Raye Wilkerson (predeceased)
Barbara Jean Nixon (Charles Nixon) of Courtland, Virginia 
Richard Mark Wilkerson (Yvonne Wilkerson)
Bailey, Shea

Allen Tyre Wilkerson (predeceased) (Bessy Wilkerson) 
Charles Allen Wilkerson (late Alice Rogers Wilkerson) 
Allison Danielle Farrah (Will Stembridge)
Alyssa Dawn

He also has a long time faithful friend, James Jackson, Jr. (Lillian Christine Jackson) son of the late James “Jimmy” Jackson (Virginia Beatty Jackson).

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 18, 2024 at the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Chase City. The family will receive family and friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in Jimmie’s memory to Herman Presbyterian Church, c/o Hazel Lockridge, 170 Tatem Road, Saxe, VA 23967. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

There has never been a better husband, father, grandfather or friend and he will be sorely missed by all that knew him.  

"Well done thy good and faithful servant." -Matthew 25:23
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