Berta (Guardiola) Wilkerson

September 3, 1944 ~ May 4, 2018 (age 73)
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Berta (Guardiola) Wilkerson joined the Lord on May 4, 2018 at the age of 73 surrounded by her Savior’s grace and the love and prayers of her family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a devoted mother, wife, sister, aunt and grandmother whose love and support was immeasurable. Born September 3, 1944 in Laredo, Texas to Genaro and Esther (Martinez) Guardiola, she graduated Kearney High in 1963 and attended Nebraska State College before marrying Dennis Wilkerson in 1965. Together they raised their family in Kearney before moving to Dallas in 1979. She was proceeded in death by her husband Dennis Leroy Wilkerson, her parents, brothers Genaro Jr. and Oscar, and grandson Derrick Thompson. She is loved and survived by her siblings Ninfa Guardiola of Kearney, NE, Robert Guardiola of Grand Isle, NE, Jerry Guardiola of Grand Isle, NE, Nelda Villano of West Mildford, NJ, Grace Pierce of Gibbon, NE, Maria Guardiola of Timnath, CO, Sandy Youngquist of Holdredge, NE, Rosa Guardiola of Haledon, NJ, and Francis Stabenow of Holdredge, NE, as well as her son Brian Wilkerson and his wife Tricia of Dallas, daughter Tracy Wilkerson Thompson and grandson Cody Thompson of Grand Prairie, daughter Kimberley Owen-Cravy and her husband James Cravy and grandsons Jason and Zachary Owen of Houston. A celebration of her life will be held at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home in Mesquite, TX on May 10 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to CancerCare and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. 

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