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February 12---Magdelene Whitaker Wilkes, age 86, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at her home in Vidalia, GA, with family and friends at her side.

She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy for over 60 years and a dedicated servant of God.

She was a mother to seven, grandmother to seventeen, great-grandmother to fifty, and great-great- grandmother to eighteen; for a total of ninety-two children.

Our mother was preceeded in death by her husband, Kenneth C. Wilkes, of Vidalia, GA, and two daughters, Loretta H. Jones of Portal, GA, and Nancy LaGrone Collins of Vidalia, GA.

Survivors include; two daughters, June C. Jones (Troy) of Portal, GA; GilleyLaGrone of Vidalia, GA; three sons Marvin Farris Hutcheson (Kathy) of Grandview, TX, Johnny E. Hutcheson (Debra) of Dearing, GA,  and William Pete LaGrone of Dearing, GA.

We can’t forget her best friend- she was by my Mothers side always, even to the very end “Patches” her beloved dog.   Patches laidwith Mother as she moved into peace and tranquility that God had prepared for her.

Magdelene Whitaker Wilkes was born to Lem and Hattie Whitaker of Kibbee, GA.  Magdelene was a country girl and a hard worker, who has been known in her younger years, to pick over 400 pounds of cotton in a day.  She was a Mother who carried a wicked left hook when need be, but with a loving soul of kindness and humility. We always knew we were in for it when she started the conversation with “I don’t mean no harm, but”.

She was a Mother with great compassion and forgiveness for all. There are many, great adjectives than can describe Magdelene Whitaker Wilkes but the word that comes most to mind is what she was best at “LOVE”.

Pallbearers: Thomas Avery, Marvin Farris Hutcheson, William Pete LaGrone, Howard Williamson, Bobby Wolaver, and Joey Woods.

Funeral Services for Magdelene Whitaker Wilkes will be held Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel with Reverend Albert White officiating. 

Interment will follow in Pinecrest Cemetery.   The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6:00 – 9:30 pm. Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.