Jerry Wiley Wilkes

Profile Updated: February 11, 2015
Class Year: 1957
Residing In: Columbus, GA
Spouse/Partner: Ed Wilkes, passed away 5/9/14
Occupation: Retired
Children: Valerie 53; Lisa 51; John 43
grandchildren: Justin 34; David 28; Beth 25;
Great-gran: Mason More…Michael Blackburn,3
Life After High School (tell us what you've been up to):

1957-1961: I worked as a steno-clerk @Owens-Illinois Glass Co.
1961: I married Ed Wilkes from East Point, whom I met at Bonnie Duncan's house.
1961-1971: Ed and I had five children: Valerie, Lisa, Sharon, Jamie and John. Sharon and Jamie died @birth from hyaline membrane.
1977: Ed and I birthed our business, Packaging Sales, Inc. - a paper converting plant We started in our 4th bedroom, and now have a plant here in Columbus. We made a good team - He in sales and me in office management.
1982-85 I started to college in LaGrange, then moved to Boaz, AL and continued there, majoring in Psychology. Moved to Columbus and took some more Psychology courses. The children grew up and left the nest. We bought a home in the Smokies, and for 5 years were retired in Franklin, NC.
2010 - We realized our company was in trouble financially, so we returned to work, @72 and 74. We brought it back, hired some good employees, re-established ourselves with our vendors and customers.
We are very thankful to God, Who has been faithful to us.
My husband of 53 years, Ed, passed away on 5/3/14. He had been sick for years with major diseases-heart, Crohn's, COPD, and kidney disease. He fought a good fight and finished his course. Please pray that I will find my new course without him. Sometimes I feel lost. I'm trying to find Jerry.

School Story:

I LOVED High School. I had a group of good friends, and a lot of association with them. I loved Ms. Maddox - she was stern, but funny. I loved Mr. Bogle - he understood my silliness. I played more than I should have - I refused to exercise my brain! People were far more important to me than studying. I remember the stairs where you could only travel one direction (what was that about?) I remember good friends, who put up with my crankiness. Good times - I will never forget them!

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Since May when my husband Ed passed away, I have been heart broken. I am thankful that he was a believer and is waiting for me in heaven. For the past week, I have found some happiness in my life. I sold our vacation home in NC, and have been busy redecorating and redoing some things in my house here in Columbus, GA. I feel very blessed. For 75, I am very healthy. I don't walk as fast or as far as I used to, but I like living by myself and doing as I choose. I love my church, and my friends. I hope to come to the May picnic and the September reunion. I still do my own housework, my own shopping and bill paying. I am rich in faith, and blessings. I thank God for every day He gives me, and I choose to be happy til He's ready for me. Hope to see you all soon.

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Jun 30, 2016 at 10:25 PM

Hope you've had a great day, Jerry. Happy Birthday

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Feb 19, 2016 at 2:02 PM

Happy birthday Doug. Hope you are doing well. Have a wonderful day

Feb 08, 2016 at 10:29 AM

Happy birthday sweet pea

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Jan 27, 2016 at 5:16 PM

Posted on: Jan 27, 2016 at 11:55 AM

I hope your day is wonderful. You deserve it. Happy birthday.

Jan 12, 2016 at 11:20 AM

Happy birthday! We're getting older. Just hope we're getting wiser.

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Posted on: Jan 10, 2016 at 12:43 PM

Happy birthday Jere. Hope you are doing well. Jerry Wilkes

Nov 18, 2015 at 1:05 PM

Happy birthday Ken. Hope you are having a great day!

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Oct 18, 2015 at 4:43 PM

Posted on: Oct 18, 2015 at 12:41 PM

Happy birthday my dear friend. Sandra said at the reunion that you were doing better healthwise. I think of you often and always love you Jerry

Oct 07, 2015 at 11:21 AM

BHO? No. Should hv been Hope u have a happy birthday

Oct 06, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Marnie: missed seeing you at the reunion. Attending were: me. Erwin Aderhold, Doug Davis. Richard Pence, Don Griswold, warren Godfrey, Janet Hogan. About 7 of us. Noticed yr birthday is coming up. BHO a wonderful day. Love, Jerry

Oct 01, 2015 at 11:20 AM

How u hv a wonderful day Jane

Sep 22, 2015 at 2:04 PM

Jane. I'm sorry I missed seeing you at the reunion. Hope to see you next year at the picnic

Sep 17, 2015 at 5:06 PM

Don't know if you got my last message or not, but I will be there I grew up on the corner of Conley street and Yale.

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Sep 16, 2015 at 2:09 PM

Posted on: Sep 16, 2015 at 12:15 PM

You hv a birthday coming up I hope it will be a good one. Just a note – 9/23 is the date that the year of Jubilee (restoration) begins! U might know my nephew in Charlotte NC, an ordained Presbyterian minister - William L Wiley

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Sep 16, 2015 at 11:35 PM

Posted on: Sep 11, 2015 at 6:33 PM

Weren't you andDottie Webb cousins?

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:21 AM
Granddaughter, Beth and great grandson, Mason.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:21 AM
John Wilkes, son.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:21 AM
Jerry & Ed Wilkes