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Lavon Wilkerson, drove school bus

Lavon Mikell Wilkerson, 80, of Macclenny died on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at  Macclenny Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 21, 1932 in Baker County to the late Solomon Mikell and Evelyn Pierce Mikell. Mrs. Wilkerson was a school bus driver in Baker County for 19 years and loved to tell stories about all the children she loved. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her great grandchildren.

Mrs. Wilkerson enjoyed time with her son Windell riding in the hunting lease, fishing with her son Wayne, doing ceramics with her daughter Hollie, spending good quality time with Billy and going to yard sales with her youngest daughter Susan. She enjoyed talking about the old moonshine days in Baker County, crocheting blankets, fishing, crabbing and spending time in her flower gardens. She loved her cats and dogs, raising all types of birds, and helping stray animals. She was preceded in death by her husband L.E. Wilkerson in 2004 and son-in-law James Ivey.

Survivors include sons Wayne L.E. Wilkerson (Laura), Windell Ray Wilkerson (Selena) and Billy Wilkerson; daughters Hollie Ann Ivey and Susan Renee Wilkerson Smart (Johnny Grinner), all of Macclenny; brother Claude Edward Stokes of Adel, GA;  sister Lennie Jeanette Wilkerson of Macclenny; close friend Tommy Leo Crawford of Macclenny; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was conducted on Monday, October 8 at 11 am at Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church with Elder David Crawford officiating. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery.

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