Curtis Dewayne Wilkerson

Curtis Dewayne Wilkerson

Sep 22, 1958

Oct 21, 2020

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Curtis Dewayne Wilkerson, 62, of Louisville died Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Baptist Health.

Memorial Service Monday, November 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm at W.T.Shumake & Daughters Funeral Home 3815 Newburg Road



Curtis Dewayne Wilkerson was born on Monday, September 22, 1958, in Louisville, Kentucky to Lloyd Winston Wilkerson and Christine Green Wilkerson.

Educated in the Jefferson County Public School system, he attended Phillis Wheatley elementary school; Manly Junior High, and Thomas Jefferson High School. Curtis, personality helped him make friends wherever he went.

As a young adult, Curtis began his Christian journey and practiced showing the love of Christ in all areas of his life. When he started working in the nursing field, he felt it not only a job but a call on his life to help others. He also worked at various food banks always giving back to the community.

When he had an opportunity, he enjoyed traveling, checking on the welfare of family and friends. He was an excellent cook and made the best mac-n-cheese in the family. He could sing and dance and truly was a comedian,he could be a paid stand-up comic! He felt his primary role in the family was to record and maintain the family history and keep all the generations of the family connected. Whenever there was a rift in the family, he was the mediator, reminding each and every one that "we are a family and we need to act like it." Curtis did not allow his health issues to get in the way of making a positive impact on those he came in contact with. He was a huge supporter of all his nieces and nephews. He loved God and his family. Upon the birth of his one and only son, Roneka, Curtis was the proudest dad in the world. He was a very active part in his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, eldest brother Larry Winston Jackson. Sadly on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, Curtis Dewayne Wilkerson departed this life. He is survived by his son Roneke McClain Sr. (Teresa); grandson, Roneke McClain, Jr.; siblings, Muriel A. Wilkerson, Sr. (Wanda), Dereck Wilkerson, Vickie E. Bridgewater, Dennis R. Wilkerson, Clarence R. Jordan (Sheila), Tyrone L. Wilkerson; two women that he considered his 2nd moms Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Simmons, who he loved dearly, and a host of extended family and friends.