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Date published: 2/4/2014

Matthew Wilkerson

Matthew Wilkerson, 37, of Fredericksburg, formerly of Cordele, Ga., died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Dumfries, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was preceded in death by his father, Windell Jerry Wilkerson; and his grandparents, Willis D. "Pete" Wilkerson, Leola Patterson Flynn, R.J. Flynn and William "Bill" Patterson.

A 1994 honor graduate of Crisp County High School, Mr. Wilkerson was employed by the Department of Defense. His love of the Georgia Bulldogs led him to the University of Georgia, where he graduated in 1999, with a degree in geography. He was a member of the Georgia Redcoat Band from 1994 to 1997. He was proud of his Scottish heritage and had a love for anything Celtic.

Matthew is survived by his wife, Jennifer West Wilkerson; their children, Benjamin Everett Wilkerson, Abigail Elizabeth Wilkerson and Grace Angeline Wilkerson, all of Fredericksburg; his mother, Angeline Patterson Wilkerson of Fredericksburg; his brother, Mark E. (Dawn) Wilkerson of Cordele; his paternal grandmother, Lugean Wilkerson of Cordele; his great-aunt, Ronnie Ann Holder; his aunt, Cynthia Patterson Brannen of Cordele; his nephews, Christian Wilkerson, Jordan Wilkerson and Andrew Wilkerson, all of Cordele; and his cousins, Christopher Patterson (Amanda) Flynn and their children, Colby and Justin, all of Cordele, Daniel Korey Penney of Cordele, Kimberly Dawn Adkins of Savannah and Richard "Byrd" (Anna) Holder and their children, Austin Hitson, Brittany Hitson, Chasity Holder and Hannah Holder, all of Cordele.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at St. George's Episcopal Church. A potluck will follow in the church's fellowship hall. (The potluck is being coordinated at face book.com/remembering matthewwilkerson).

Due to Matthew's interest in finding a cure for muscular dystrophy, donations are requested to be made online at benmda.com for his son's muscle walk as a patient of muscular dystrophy.

Online condolences may be expressed to Matthew's family at foundandsons .com.