Lonnie Ray Wilkerson, Sr. passed away February 8, 2021 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Lonnie spent most of his life in and around the Gilchrist and Dixie county area. He worked as a heavy equipment operator before retiring. He was a member of Bronson Baptist church in Bronson, Florida.
Lonnie is survived by his daughter Elizabeth (Tom) Milito of Lake City, Florida and his son Lonnie “Buddy” Wilkerson, Jr of Trenton, Florida. And several grandchildren,great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His sister, Ann Cardwell of Winter Haven, Florida and his brother Sammy Wilkerson of Hawthorne, Florida. Preceded in death by his parents Lonnie Wilkerson and Lessie Stephens Wilkerson Driggers. Three brothers Clark, John Henry and James “Red” Wilkerson. Five sisters Ovedia Rose, Juanita Bowman, Marie Ellis, Nancy Kovatis, and Brenda Wineguard.
Graveside services will be held at Bethel Baptist church cemetery in Trenton, Florida on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 3 o’clock with visitation starting one hour prior to the service at 2 o’clock.