James Wilkerson Sr.


The Rev. James Wilkerson Sr. was born on December 25, 1929 in Pine Bluff, Ark.

James was a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years. The Rev. Wilkerson impacted many people as a Preacher of God’s Word for over 60 years. His pastorage included five churches in the Arkansas area.

The Rev. Wilkerson made his transition surrounded by his family on October 26, 2013.

He was the husband to Florida Wilkerson, father to Ruby Ford (Cleo), James Wilkerson Jr., Kaye Urquhart, and Cheryl Griffin (Larry) of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Laverne Williams (Eric) of Fort Worth, Texas and Donyell Bolin (Mark) of Round Rock, Texas and Pastor of New Direction MBC. He was a grandfather to 18, great-grandfather to 64, great-great-grandfather to three, relative and friend to many.

Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Judah Restoration Worship Center, formerly known as Greater Fellowship Ministries, 2407 South Main, Pine Bluff, AR 71603. The Rev. Marvin E. Wiley will be officiating.

Burial will be in Henson Cemetery by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Visitation will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013 at New Direction MBC, 3000 Louisiana Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603.

The family will be at 921 Kingswood Estate, Pine Bluff.

Online Register: www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com.