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Obituary: Jennie Lou Wilkerson

Jennie Lou Wilkerson

Jennie Lou Wilkerson, 83, of Great Falls, Montana passed away on September 25, 2018. She died peacefully after a hard fought battle with Alzheimer’s.

Jennie was born in Savannah, Tennessee, on December 12, 1935, to the late J.E. and Wilma Cherry. She was the second oldest child of nine. Jennie attended college in Morristown, Tennessee and received her Associate’s Degree.

She eventually married her childhood sweetheart, William “Bill” Wilkerson. As a military spouse, Jennie traveled around the world with Bill. She dedicated her life to being a great wife and mother. In 1980 she started working as a Teacher’s Aide at North Middle School in Great Falls.

She worked there for about 10 years. Jennie loved working with the teachers and students at North. She was missed dearly when she “retired”. However, she often joked she did not miss the unruly kids.

When Bill was first stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Jennie wasn’t sure if she could get used to the cold Montana winters.  After a year of living in Great Falls, she fell in love with the city and they decided to make Great Falls home. Jennie loved attending sporting events.

She was a second mother to many Charles M. Russell High School football and basketball players who were friends of her sons.

She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, playing cards, bingo and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of Greater Faith Church of the Open Door at the time of her passing.

She was also one of the original members of Mount Olive Christian Fellowship in Great Falls. She loved the Lord with all of her heart and will be rejoicing in heaven. 

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the O’Connor Funeral Home website.

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