The Orange Leader
ORANGE — Thomas Jefferson Wilkerson, Jr. was born on July 19, 1952 in Orange, Texas and passed away Monday, September 2, 2013 in Houston, Texas. He is preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Wilkerson; brother, David Wilkerson; mother-in-law, Hilda Harris. Thomas is survived by his wife, Connie Harris Wilkerson; children, T. Jeff Wilkerson, III and wife Brenda, Sarah Aland and husband Cody, William “Will” J. Peterson IV, Farrah D. Villandsen; grandchildren, Julie, Lauren, Kimberly, Samantha, Thomas Jefferson “T. J.” Wilkerson, IV, Payton, Grace, Alyssa, Amber, Ali; father, Thomas Jefferson Wilkerson, Sr. and wife Bobbie; sister, Brenda Dorsey and husband Alvin; father-in-law, Cecil C. Harris; brother-in-law, Lanny Harris; sister-in-law, Becky Smith. Family to receive friends 5-9 pm Friday, September 6, 2013 at Deweyville United Pentecostal Church, 827 CR 4156 Deweyville, TX 77614. Funeral service will be held 2 pm Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the church. Internment to follow at Harris Cemetery in Orange, TX.