Mrs. Elsie Mae Wortham Wilkes, 80, of Hope Mills, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 3 pm in Cumberland Memorial Gardens.
Elsie was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Wilkes.
She is survived by her daughters, Dr. Karen D. Barefoot and husband Seavy of Cookeville, TN and Charla M. Trogdon and husband Michael of Fayetteville; 5 grandchildren, Brian Barefoot, Michael Barefoot, Matthew Barefoot, Melissa Boisvert and Christy Burk; and 7 great-grandchildren, Zoey Barefoot, Haley Barefoot, Carson Boisvert, Lucas Boisvert, Madison Boisvert, Bailey Brown Burk and Liam Burk.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cI...
Cumberland Memorial Gardens
Friday January 5th, 2018
4509 Raeford Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28304
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the memories that you have of your loved one, Mrs. Wilkes, will be of tremendous help in dealing with your loss. But also take comfort in this promise by the Creator of life:" You will safeguard those who fully lean on you; you will give them continuous peace because it is in you that they trust." May the family find comfort in those words.
Submitted by DW on Jan 18 2018 09:52:49 AM
Hello Wilkes Family, I'm a neighbor living in the area.
Having heard of your most recent loss, I want to leave you a brief post. I too, well know the grief of losing love ones, and that at times like these, it is encouraging just to know that others are thinking about us. Something that has really helped me to cope with such losses, is the wonderful promise of Christ Jesus, recorded for our comfort at .John 5:28,29. I hope, that when you are feeling up to it, that you are going to look up these powerful Scriptures, in your copy of The Bible. Also, I hope that this brief note, finds The Family feeling as good as can be expected Today.
With Greatest Sympathy, Your Neighbor : P.D.Walker.
Submitted by P.D.Walker on Jan 11 2018 08:55:25 AM
Lisa and mike souza lit a candle for Elsie Mae Wilkes
Lisa and mike souza lit a candle on Jan 5 2018 08:11:05 PM
There are no words to express the sadness of knowing Granny was taken before anyone was ready. Some of my greatest memories as a kid involved her, Charla, Melissa, and Christy. Granny always treated me as one of her own. I absolutely loved her. She never treated me any different by fussing at me the same way she did Melissa and Christy. She would make a face when she didn't like what was I wearing ( she was very subtle about it, but we all knew what she was thinking) but would always make sure I had what I needed while at Melissa's house or hers. I still can't begin to rationalize her photo the left and accept that she is gone. Thank you for making me feel loved, for all your sweet hugs and kisses, for your delicious saccharine tea, and for being such a wonderful memory of my childhood. I love you so very much Granny and I'll be seeing you.
Submitted by Jenni Chapman on Jan 5 2018 09:32:56 AM
Hard to believe that its been 40 + years since I was a teenager in your home. You and your family provided me with some of my most fondest childhood memories. Memories that lasted a life long, ones that I cherish and look back on fondly. You opened your home and your hearts to me and I always felt like family. And although many years have passed since then, you will always hold a special place in my heart. I love you. Charla, Karen, Melissa and Christy and the whole family I'm so sorry for your loss. I love you and am thinking of you today.
Submitted by Dawn Isbell on Jan 5 2018 09:28:09 AM
Dawn and Mike Isbell lit a candle for Elsie Mae Wilkes
Dawn and Mike Isbell lit a candle on Jan 5 2018 09:19:08 AM
Jennifer Lemmon lit a candle for Elsie Mae Wilkes
Jennifer Lemmon lit a candle on Jan 4 2018 08:47:09 PM
You will forever be missed Aunt Elsie. Your now with Uncle Charlie holding his hand. Karen, Charla, and the rest of the family, May God keep you in his hands and give you peace through this trying time. you all are in my thoughts and prayer
Submitted by Ellette Wilkes Shafer on Jan 4 2018 04:22:46 PM
Ellette Wilkes Shafer lit a candle for Elsie Mae Wilkes
Ellette Wilkes Shafer lit a candle on Jan 4 2018 04:20:33 PM
Please know that you, Seavy, and family are in our thoughts and prayers. We extend to you our deepest sympathy, may the God of all peace give you strength and comfort as you grieve the loss of your beloved Mother, Elsie. I will always remember how nice she was to me and her smile.
Submitted by Don & Mary Ann Clemons on Jan 4 2018 12:40:04 PM
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