HENDERSON — Shirley O’Neal Wilkerson, 85, a long time resident of Vance County passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at her home.

A native of Granville County, she was the daughter of the late Edwin Ransom O’Neal and Mamie Ross O’Neal. She was a member of Poplar Creek Baptist Church and worked for the city of Henderson for many years.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at Mary’s Chapel Baptist Church, 3500 Bruce Garner Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587 by the Rev. Alvin Thomas and Pastor Tony Evans. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Teresa McFalls and husband Buck of Oxford; six grandchildren, Brad Wood, Neal Wood (Jennifer) of Oxford, Adam Yarbrough (Kelika) of Durham, Dylan McFalls (April), Kelly Dickerson (Jason) and Keri McFalls of Creedmoor; and 13 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held prior to the service in the Fellowship Hall of Mary’s Chapel Baptist Church from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and at other times at the home of Teresa McFalls.

Flowers are kindly accepted.

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Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Wilkerson family.

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