Cover photo for John Bennie “Ben” Wilkerson's Obituary
John Bennie “Ben” Wilkerson Profile Photo
1947 John 2022

John Bennie “Ben” Wilkerson

September 4, 1947 — November 1, 2022

Morton, MS

John Bennie “Ben” Wilkerson

Brandon, MS

Mr. Ben Wilkerson, age 75 a resident of Brandon but formerly of Morton passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at MS Baptist Medical Center in Jackson after an extended illness.  His Visitation will be held Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton.  Chapel service will be Friday, November 4, 2022 at 11:30am in the Ott & Lee Chapel in Morton with  burial  in Goodwater Baptist Cemetery. Bro. Joe Crane will officate the services.  Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton.

Mr. Wilkerson was born in Scott County on September 4, 1947.  He joined the United States Marines after high school and ECJC and was enlisted for 4 years.  After the Marines he worked for Delta Airlines for 31 years.  Ben was a lifelong passionate deer and turkey hunter.  He spent many years in Simmons Hunting Club in Lauderdale, MS.  Ben leaves behind legacy to his family to follow and he will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents, E.W. Wilkerson and Ellie Lee Renfroe Wilkerson; sisters, Ruthie Lee Yates and Janice Carroll.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years minus 16 days, Dianne Husband Wilkerson of Brandon, but formerly from Raleigh, MS; children, John H. Wilkerson (Melissa) of Portland, OR and Michael B. Wilkerson (Kelsey) of Gluckstadt; grandchildren, Johnny Lee Wilkerson, Noah Wilkerson, Lynlee Wilkerson and Jude Wilkerson.

Pallbearers will be Jeff McMillian, Jeffrey McMillian, Keith Marcangeli, Ryan Logan, Ryan McGough and Terry Rogers.

Memorials may be made in his honor to The Shriners Children’s Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or St. Judes Children’s Hospital, 262 Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Bennie “Ben” Wilkerson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, November 3, 2022

5:30 - 7:30 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Home - Morton

3555 US-80, Morton, MS 39117

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Friday, November 4, 2022

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Home - Morton

3555 US-80, Morton, MS 39117

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Graveside service immediately following the chapel service.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Goodwater Baptist Cemetery (Smith County)

, Forest, MS 39074

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 53

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree