Amelia Virginia Morman Wilkerson, affectionately known as “Mutt”, Ma, Big Momma, and Aunt Mutt, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Friday, January 8, 2021. Born on November 28, 1932 in Amelia, Virginia to the late Charles and Ella Branch Morman, Mutt was a lifelong resident of Amelia County. She was baptized at an early age and joined Good Hope Baptist Church where she was a faithful member of the Senior Choir, the Missionary Circle, and the Building and Grounds Upkeep Committee.
Mutt attended Russell Grove High School and Southside Vocational Center before completing her GED. She worked multiple jobs cooking and cleaning for several neighboring families and restaurants. Understanding the importance of education, she furthered her studies at the Medical College of Virginia(MCV) Nursing school. With 8 children, she completed her dream and graduated in 1975 as an LPN at the age of 42.
Mutt loved life and shared it in various ways. She delighted in hosting family gatherings, singing, BINGO, playing cards, telling jokes, handing out words of wisdom, coming up with memorable sayings and being the life of the party. She left us with many memorable sayings to cherish such as “Ain't long now. Hopping but not stopping, kicking not high, wings flopping but I’m still trying to fly.” Mutt was a phenomenal cook who took pleasure in feeding her family, friends and anyone who entered her home. She will forever be remembered for her Sunday and holiday meals which sometimes included breakfast and dinner. Mutt loved helping people. She took pride in taking care of the elderly, babysitting the young and helping all in between that were in need. She also loved dancing and listening to music. Mutt was known for listening intently and quickly singing lyrics to songs. She
could never resist dancing to a good beat even after her health declined and she had to use her cane or rock in the chair. Mutt will also be remembered for her beautiful voice that could be heard distinctly whenever she sang.
Mutt was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Charles Archer Wilkerson and three children, twins, Sherlene and Pearlene and son Garry. She leaves to cherish fond memories seven devoted children: two daughters, Alnette Mayfield(James) of Richmond, VA and LaTaisha Owens(Cody) of Amelia, VA; five sons: Kermit of Henrico, VA, Gerard(Joyce) of Chesterfield VA, Glen(Debra) and Kenneth(Kim) both of Amelia, VA and Michael(Shirley) of Williamsport, MD; two daughter-in-laws: Betty Wilkerson of Amelia, VA and Diane Wilkerson of Chesterfield, VA; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sisters: Ida Scott of Amelia, VA and Maxine Coleman(Harry) of Richmond, VA; God children: Lawrence Jones, Roy Manning and Lelia Manning; two special friends Nettie Jones and Gladys Person; two God sent caretakers, Shirley Chalkley and Bertie Evans and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Mutt instilled great values in each of her loved ones. She taught us to love God, and to love and enjoy family, food, fun, and hard work. We are eternally grateful to God for the love, wisdom, strength and guidance shared with each of us through her.
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