The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 1, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Ruth Louise Wilkerson

OAK HILL — Mrs. Ruth Louise Wilkerson, 89, of Oak Hill, died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born January 27,1924 in Kimberly, WV, she was the daughter of the late Oliver Daniel Johnson and Ardela “Bertha” Brydie Johnson.

Mrs. Wilkerson was a member of First Baptist Church Harlem Heights, Harlem Heights, W.Va. She was a cook and homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her spouse, Ollie B. Wilkerson, son, Earl Benjamin Wilkerson, daughter, Brenda J. Wilkerson, grandson, Schuyler B. Hickman II, brothers, Clemmon Johnson, Elvin Johnson, George Johnson, Orlanda Johnson, and sister, Bertha Jackson.

Those left to cherish her precious memories are: her children, Regina Yolanda Young, Toni Marie Walker, Geneva Mae Robinson, Louise Kay Nelson, and Jacqueline Carol Hickman, 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, May 2, 2013, at First Baptist Church Harlem Heights, 416 Broadway Avenue, Oak Hill, with Rev. Paul Baker and Rev. Shannon Robinson officiating. Entombment will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.

Condolences may be e-mailed to

Arrangements by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

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