2008-09-05 / Obits

Myrtle Elisa Wilkinson


Myrtle Wilkinson, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 21.

Wilkinson, a supervisor, was born in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies on January 10, 1927. She was a member of the First Congregational Church who later joined the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Sr.; and sons, Marvin, Marlon and Morris Jr.

Wilkinson is survived by her children, Marlene, Michael (Ruthie), Myrna and Myron; brothers, Ronald and Herman (Mavis); sisters, Monica, Norma (Ivan), Marlene and Velroy; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Cherlyn; cousins, Barrington (Vickie), Leslie and Daphne; and many relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home. Services were held at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at Pinelawn Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York.

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