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Irene Wilkey

Irene Wilkey, 82, of Sylva, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday morning October 4, 2020. A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late George and Elsie Wilkey. 

Irene was a Member of Dicks Creek Baptist Church. She had a passion and talent for playing the piano ever since she was 13 years old and had played at several local Churches. She enjoyed cooking and working with her flowers and loved spending time with her family. 

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brothers; Marshall and Charles Wilkey and by her sister, Georgia Ensley

She is survived by her husband, the love of her life for 62 years, William Wilkey

2 Daughters- Debbie (Bill) Stepp of Sylva, Teresa (Lowell) Rhoades of Balsam

Son- Gary Wilkey of Sylva

4 Grandchildren- Misty (Kevin) Cope of Bryson City, Melissa (Steve) Pressley of Franklin, Mica Wilkey of Franklin and Marissa Early of Sylva

4 Great Grandchildren- Madison (Kevin) Vernon of Franklin, Miranda Cope of Bryson City, Maddox and Mayson Early of Sylva

Brother- Harold (Ruth) Wilkey of Sylva

Numerous nieces and nephews also survive

A Private Family Service will be held Thursday October 8, 2020 


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Guestbook

I have been slow in sending my condolences to the Irene Wilkie family to Debbie, Teresa and Gary and all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren and especially to William in whom I am sending my love greatly... We had some wonderful times together. Irene was very friendly and she always had such a beautiful smile she will certainly be missed. Again I send my deepest sympathy and love your way.

Marcellus sellers Oct 12 2020 12:00 AM

I remember Irene who was a very sweet lady. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. I will keep all the family in my prayers at this sad time.

Lea Gates Oct 10 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Irene Wilkey

Lea Gates Oct 10 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Teresa and Lowell, We were saddened to read of your mother's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve. May God hold you close and give you peace. Love, Balfour and Carol Lynn Knight

Balfour Knight Oct 9 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Irene Wilkey

Balfour Knight Oct 9 2020 12:00 AM

sending prayers for your loss of Irene. She was such a wonderful woman. I remember her from Church many years ago. She will be missed by many as she had a heart of Gold.

Margie Stephans Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Irene Wilkey

Margie Stephans Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to the family. Many thoughts and prayers for the family during this time.

Sandy Taylor Harris Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Irene Wilkey

Sandy Taylor Harris Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

I loved this lady so much. My heart is broken for all the family. She will be missed but not forgotten never. Her smile, her sweetness, her sincere love of God and family will always be with us and will always be an influence. Prayers for all of you. I will be here if ever any of you need to talk or have a shoulder to cry on.

Linda Sellers Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

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