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Jessie Myrtle Wilkie

December 25, 1927 — February 13, 2024


Jessie Myrtle Wilkie, 96, of Goldston, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, February 13th, 2024.

Myrtle was born in Chatham County, December 25th, 1927, to Carl Roe Gaines, Sr., and Laura Bell Stinson Gaines. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Rupert Willis Wilkie (1995), her brothers, Victor, David, Hubert, George, Eddie, and Carl Roe Gaines, Jr., her sisters, Cora Tillman, Kate Wilkie, Ruth Carty, Josephine Brewer, and Gola Hunter.

She is survived by her sons, Jerry W. Wilkie (Darlene) of Goldston, W.C. Wilkie (Joan) of Goldston, siblings, Mattie Iola Phillips (Bruce) of Lexington, Joyce G. Wicker (Jack) of Sanford, and Homer Gaines (Toni) of Atlanta, GA; two granddaughters, Julie Annette Wilkie Phillips, and Loretta Dawn Reels (Blair) of Goldston; and two great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

She was a retired poultry farmer and a member of Antioch Baptist Church.  She loved her family and looking after them. She enjoyed gardening. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved looking after them.

A funeral service will be held at Antioch Baptist Church, Sunday, February 18th, 2024, at 2 PM with Pastor Mike Garner officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior at church. Burial will follow at church cemetery.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home will be serving the Wilkie family.

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