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Ruth "Carole" Carolyn Wilkinson

January 3, 1943 June 19, 2019
Ruth  "Carole" Carolyn Wilkinson
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Obituary for Ruth "Carole" Carolyn Wilkinson

Ruth Carolyn Wilkinson (Carole) passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Phoebe Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. Born on January 3, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edward Leonard Burkhardt and Ruth Burkhardt Litz.
Before retiring she worked as the Vice President of Human Resources for Imery Refactory Minerals, formerly C-E Minerals. Carole was a current member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Americus but previously attended Salem United Methodist in Americus, Ga. Her faith was strong and she carried it with her throughout life in everything she did. Carole was an adventurer who loved to travel the world and immerse herself into the local cultures and histories of all the places she visited.
Survivors include her husband, James Dennis Wilkinson of Americus, Ga., Sisters: Jeanne Spencer (James) of Vinland, N.J. and Anna Cheesman of Greenville, N.C., Sister-in-law: Jean Oaks of Nevada, seven nieces and nephews: Tracie Spencer and Robert Spencer of N.J., William Cheesman (Heather), Thomas Cheesman, Marlene Lacroix (Chris) and Cynthia Gillikin (Marcus) all of North Carolina, Susan Oaks of Pa., eight great-nieces, nephews and fur babies, Perro and Rascal and an army of close friends. Carole was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, William Cheesman of North Carolina.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 332 S. Lee Street, Americus, Ga. 31709 or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Americus, Ga.

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11:30 AM 6/25/2019 11:30:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church

332 S. Lee St.
Americus, GA 31709

St. Mary Catholic Church
332 S. Lee St. Americus 31709 GA
United States

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Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Alzheimer's Foundation of America 322 Eighth Avenue 16th floor New York, New York 10001

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