Julia Merrill Crews Wilkerson
  • 69 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 17, 1946
  • Date of passing: Jul 18, 2016
Let the memory of Julia be with us forever

Julia Merrill Crews Wilkerson, 69, a native of Granville County passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at her home.

She was the daughter of the late David and Edna Vaughan Crews. She attended the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. She retired from the State of North Carolina where she worked 33 years at Murdoch Center and later for the Department of Administration and Department of Public Health in Raleigh.

Surviving is a son, Eugene Wilkerson and wife Traci of Wake Forest, a special friend, Bill Ramsey and his son Jayson and wife April Ramsey, three grandchildren; Olivia Wilkerson and Evan Wilkerson and Josi Ramsey, a sister, Cheryl McIntosh (Blake) and nieces and a nephew.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 11:00 A.M at South Granville Memorial Gardens in Stem. Visitation will follow the Graveside Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Foundation Fighting Blindness (blindness.org).


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Emily DuBois on 6th August 2016

"It is with much sadness that we just learned of Julia's passing today.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Eugene and family and to Bill and family. Julia was a sweet person with a kind heart.  She will be missed.  Love to all!    Mark and Emily DuBois"

This tribute was added by Frances Dreps on 22nd July 2016

"Dear Family,

I met Julia when we hired her in our Budget area.  Her work certainly impressed me, but more than that, her concern and continuing efforts to help her grandchildren have the best life they could.  She exemplified true love, devotion and sacrifice for her grandchildren and her children - to me, she "walked the walk".  Frances Dreps"

This tribute was added by Leslie Winslow on 21st July 2016

"My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.  I did not know about
Julia's passing. She will be greatly missed by all.  
Leslie Winslow

former Avon Manager"

This tribute was added by Gene Wilkerson on 21st July 2016

"Mom: I love you so much. You taught me everything except how to live without you. Your touch is needed. I love you!!"

This tribute was added by Janice Gilliam on 20th July 2016

"To the family of Julia Wilkerson I wish to relay this message.  Julia was a lifelong neighbor and friend to me and my family.  I was Janice Dickerson and my parents' farm adjoined Judy's family.  She was the same age as my sister Brenda and they went to school together.  Though years passed and our families went in different directions our common ties to each other remained.  In recent years at the death of our mother, Judy reached out to our family with caring thoughts, compassion, and concern.  Over the past year as I faced uncertainties with my own health, again she reached out with caring thoughts, compassion,concern and above all SUPPORT and encouragement as I faced what I was going through.   What I regret now is that, like so often happens, my busy life did not allow me a moment to reach out to her in those last days to offer her the same.  As the saying goes..."Don't put off to tomorrow what you should do today".  I send my heartfelt condolences to all of Judy's family...especially Eugene whom my mother always fondly remembered for the times he helped clear her driveway when it needed it due to bad weather.  May the sadness of this difficult time soon be replaced with just the sweet memories of her life and your times together."

This tribute was added by S Hill on 20th July 2016

"Sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one. May the comforting promises from God ease your pain during this difficult time.  One of which is found at Isaiah 25:8. There it says "He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

Again, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss."

This tribute was added by Stephanie Davis on 20th July 2016

"My prayers for Gene, Traci, Olivia & Evan during this difficult time and for days and weeks to come. Your mom would want you to carry on with your life. You can push through knowing you did everything you could, and you were right there with her until the end. Much love to you all. xoxoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Danny/Becky Dean on 19th July 2016

"So sorry for your loss, Julia was such a sweet person, may she Rest in Peace!  Sending Our Thoughts, Prayers and Sympathy to her family and to Bill, who was her family as well."

This tribute was added by Patricia Hixson on 19th July 2016

"Till we meet again my sweet friend. I will always remember our times together.Through the years our lives traveled in different direction I never lost touch with you or you me....We could turn back the pages of time and be those silly little girls that grew up together had birthdays one day apart.Be at peace ,no pain,no tears.We will catch up again,Love You."

This tribute was added by Sarah Wallace on 19th July 2016

"My prays go to family and also Bill. she will be missed by everyone"

This tribute was added by Sarah Wallace on 19th July 2016

"My prays go out to Julia and her family. She will she will be missed."

This tribute was added by Vickie and Danny Boyd on 19th July 2016

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family and her friends. May God bless each of you."

This tribute was added by Frances MCDonald on 19th July 2016

"So sorry foe your loss,Julia and I went to school together, she was always kind to everyone prayers for Bill and the family"

This tribute was added by Ralph N on 19th July 2016

"Dear Wilkerson family, I am sorry for your pain, and loss. I would like to share with you something that has given many comfort at a time like this. You can find real comfort in what God has promised, such as in John 5:28,29 -He promises that he is going to resurrect all those who have ever died, back to life again here on earth. And all the things that cause us sorrow, pain, and even death, will be gone forever. You can read about this in Revelation 21:3,4, and 1 Corinthians 15:26."

This tribute was added by Christine Hicks on 19th July 2016

"My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. Julia was a special person that will be missed by all who knew her. May she rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Denise Bowling on 18th July 2016

"Eugene and family and Bill and family, Julia was one of the sweetest ladies I've ever met.  I know how much she loved all of you.  Please know that heaven has gained another wonderful angel.  I know that she will be watching over all of you.  My thoughts and prayers are with you."

This tribute was added by Faye Adcock on 18th July 2016

"Bill and family, we are so sorry to hear about Julia's passing.  Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.  Ray and Faye Adcock"

This tribute was added by Brenda Brogden on 18th July 2016

"I am so sorry for the loss of Julia.  Heaven gained another angel.  She will be dearly missed.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you."

This tribute was added by faye weaver on 18th July 2016

"Bill and family, just read about Julia's passing! So sorry! May she rest in peace! Thoughts and prayers for you and her family!"

This tribute was added by Carolyn Baird on 18th July 2016

"So sorry for the loss of Julia, we loved  her and was always glad to see she and Bill out eating.  Ned & Carolyn Baird"

This tribute was added by linda coffey on 18th July 2016

"My Thoughts, Prayers & Love is being sent to all the family!!  She will surely be missed!!"

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