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William (Will) Jacob ‘Blinky’ Wilkerson

(ROANOKE) Funeral services for William (Will) Jacob “Blinky” Wilkerson, 53, of Roanoke were held on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with Bro. Wally Williamson and Bro. Ricky Etchison officiating. Burial followed at Rock Mills Cemetery.

Mr. Wilkerson passed away surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, April 6, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Lolley Wilkerson; grandmother, Eileen Watts; two grandchildren, Serenity and Brenleigh; a host of nieces and nephews, including three special nieces, Sunshine, Lani and Ashley and special nephew, Nathan; two sisters, Mylinda Bevels (Brian Lumpkin) and Amanda Wilkerson; stepsister, Melinda; stepbrother, Glen; godson, Hunter Ray (Rhonda) and daughter, Kayla (B.J.), and many friends.

Pallbearers were Michael Whaley, Kevin Johnson, James Whaley, Brian Lumpkin, Steve Snow, Carl Britt and Brian Bevels. Honorary pallbearers were Timothy Baker, Paul Loveless, Kim Whaley, Jonathan Walker, Devon Williamson, Tony Lawson, Johnny Davidson, Billy Worthy, Holden Wright and Marty Wright.

A Roanoke native, Mr. Wilkerson was born on Dec. 18, 1969, the son of Ronald Wilkerson and Margaret Watts. He was a member of Zion Rest Bible Church and worked as a detailer for 431 Auto.

Memorials may be floral. Online condolences may be expressed at

Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.

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