Gwendolyn Rose Carosso Wilkerson went to be with the Lord on July 5, 2012, in Tyler.
Services will be held, Monday, July 9, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Gary Wilkerson officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
She was born April 6, 1931, in Forest Hills, Pa., to Romeo Carosso and Sarah Morgan Carosso. She had two brothers, David Carosso and Ray Carosso.
She was married to her childhood sweetheart, David Ray Wilkerson, on June 14, 1952, in Turtle Creek, Pa. She served faithfully in ministry with her husband throughout their nearly 60 years of marriage in more than 50 countries and was deeply loved by friends and family all over the world.
Gwen is survived by four children: Deborah Ann Wilkerson Jonker and her husband Roger Jonker, their two sons, Brent and Matthew Jonker and his wife Christina and their children, Grant and Ava; Bonnie Kay Wilkerson Hayslip and her husband Roger Hayslip, their two sons, David and Brandon and his wife Christina; Gary Randall Wilkerson and his wife Kelly, and their children, Ashley, Evan, Elliott and Annie; Gregory Allan Wilkerson and his wife Teresa, and their children, Alyssa and Ryan.
Gwen's parents and two brothers preceded her in death, as did two granddaughters, Tiffany Jonker and Katie Wilkerson. And the Lord called her beloved husband, David Wilkerson, home just last year, April 27, 2011.
Gwen will be laid to rest next to her husband in Lindale Cemetery.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Jul. 8, 2012.