Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our funeral home we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Robert L. "Bobby" WilkersonRead Bio
After attending the University of North Carolina and serving two years in the US Army Military Police, he then attended the Cincinnati School of Embalming where he graduated with honors and was voted by his peers as best all around funeral professional. Bobby spent his entire working career serving Reidsville and Rockingham County at Wilkerson Funeral Home. Enjoying retirement, he and his wife, Flo enjoy spending time together at home and at Lake Junaluska.
Dee Dee McGee
Drew Wilkerson McGeeRead Bio
Drew is a native of Reidsville and is the fourth generation Wilkerson in the family business. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BS degree in Business and Community Services in 1988 and later graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College with a degree in Funeral Service. Drew is the office manager and loves serving the families of Reidsville.
Drew is married to Don McGee, who is the general manager of Wilkerson's, Family Pet Cremation Center in Greensboro. She is a member of the Hospice of Rockingham County Board of Directors, a sustaining member of the Reidsville Junior Service League and a member of the Hoe and Hope Garden Club.
Ted W. Hopkins, CFSPRead Bio
Ted joined Wilkerson in June of 1990. He is native of Rockingham County and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982. He finished with a double major in Public Relations and Psychology. He later received his funeral directing license in 1992 and is currently the business manager of the firm.
Ted lives in Reidsville and is married to April Wilkerson Hopkins. They have 3 daughters, Louisa Brown and husband, Zach, Amelia Yarbrough and husband, Zach and Bess Hopkins. He is a member of the Reidsville Rotary Club, a member of the Salvation Army Board of Directors and is on the county wide Board of Directors for HomeTrust Bank. Ted is the author of Life Stories ~ Healing and Hope in the Wake of Loss. He is a member of Reidsville Christian Church and currently serves on the A-team at Daystar Church.
Cheryl Williams TudorRead Bio
Cheryl is a native and lifelong resident of Reidsville and is a 1977 graduate of Rockingham Community College with a degree in Cosmetology. She served clients in that field for over 24 years, owning her own business for 18 of those years. Feeling led to funeral service, she began her schooling in 1999 and joined Wilkerson Funeral Home in 2000. She graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College in May 2002 obtaining her funeral director’s license. She later received her embalming license in July 2004.
Cheryl is married to Glenn Tudor and attends East Side Baptist Church where she is often a featured soloist.
Tim GoodmanRead Bio
Tim's family moved to Reidsville in 1974. He attended Reidsville High School and has served our community as a fireman both with Yanceyville Road Volunteer Fire Department and the Reidsville Fire Department. He was formerly employed with Winn Dixie Grocery, Lowe's Home Improvement and is the owner / operator of his lawn care business since 1976. He joined Wilkerson in 2006 and serves as a certified crematory operator.
He is married to Lisa and has two children, Kristen and Bradley. He is a faithful member of Main Street United Methodist Church.
Zachary Austin BrownRead Bio
Zach joined Wilkerson in February, 2016. He is a native of Rockingham County and graduated with a Business Marketing degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Currently he is licensed in life insurance and is studying at Fayetteville Technical College to obtain his full funeral service license. A former loan officer with State Employee's Credit Union, Zach lives in Greensboro and is married to Louisa Hopkins Brown. He is a partner with Day Star Church.
Barbara Wilkerson BarhamRead Bio
Barbara, daughter of Mr. H.P. "Pitt" Wilkerson, is a lifetime resident of Reidsville. She retired from the legal profession as a para legal with over 30 years of service and has been working at the funeral home now, for over 10 years. She has three children, Mike Barham and wife, Pam, Clifton Barham and Jennifer Barham and one granddaughter, MacKenzie. She is member of First Baptist Church of Reidsville.
Ken WhickerRead Bio
Ken, a lifelong resident of Rockingham County, has served the families of our community at Wilkerson for over 55 years. His loyal and faithful support has been a blessing to the Wilkerson family.
Ken retired from Williams Gas Pipeline, formerly known as Transcontinental Gas Pipeline after 41 years of service. He is a member of Main Street United Methodist and was a former member of the Reidsville Board of Education, where he served as Chairman for 7 years. Ken is a gifted organist and has played for many churches all around the county, weddings and probably, thousands of funerals. He has 2 sons, Kenny Whicker and wife, Jackie and Sammy Whicker and wife, Angela and 5 grandchildren, Jacob, Kyler, Isaac, Lydia and Caleb.
Lavisa Chrismon WalkerRead Bio
Lavisa grew up in the Monticello community, later graduated from East Carolina University and taught 10 years with Reidsville City Schools. Later in life, after walking through her own personal experiences of loss, Lavisa considered what she might do to help others. Her close relationship with Flo Wilkerson opened the discussion to possibly helping out at the funeral home. She agreed to give it 30 days and she has continued to serve families during their darkest hour now for over 20 years. Lavisa has a son, Kenan Walker and his wife, Jane and she is a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.
Michael Lee SomersRead Bio
Mike celebrated his 15th year with Wilkerson Funeral Home this past July! He is a faithful, steadfast member of our nighttime and weekend support team. A lifetime resident of Reidsville and the Williamsburg community, Mike graduated from Reidsville High School and most recently, works as a salesman for Reidsville Grocery. He is married to Janet and they have 2 daughters, Heather Kelley and husband, Kenny and Amy.
Mike has been a longtime and faithful member of Covington Church where he is often a featured soloist.
Neal MillerRead Bio
Neal is a native of Rockingham County and a longtime resident of the Oregon Hill community. He was a veteran serving in the US Air Force during the Vietnam crisis. For 28 years, Neal had a management career in the textile industry and later worked with Wilkerson Funeral Home fulltime for 10 years and continues to be a faithful and integral part of our support team.
Married to Janice Stone Miller, they have one son, Kevin and his wife, Lori and two grandchildren, Hunter and Harley. They are members of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Neal has served his community as a volunteer firefighter and medical responder for over 40 years.
Joey HowellRead Bio
Joey is the owner/operator of Howell Automotive and has been helping the Wilkerson support team now for over 6 years. Joey is a lifetime resident of Reidsville and is married to his wife, Tammi. They have 2 daughters, Jennifer Tate and her husband, Matthew and Kimberly and one granddaughter, Parker.
Justin MooreRead Bio
Justin is a native of Reidsville and after serving 4 years in the U S Marine Corps, he moved his family home to Rockingham County. Justin's kind and gentle spirit communicates his genuine care and concern for the families we serve here at Wilkerson. He is passionate about faith, family and fitness.
Justin is married to Ashley and they have two sons, Levi and Caden. He is a partner with Daystar Church where he serves on the worship team as a drummer.
Micaela CookRead Bio
Micaela is a native of Brown Summit, NC. She graduated from Northeast Guilford High School in 2012 and then attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for two years before she felt lead into funeral service. During her time at UNCG, she was part of the Greensboro volunteer community, Make A Difference House, where she became a mentor to younger classman coming into the community. She later graduated from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2018 and received her funeral service license after passing the National Funeral Service Examining Boards. Micaela enjoys training working dogs and helps with the family business which is Cook Farm Kennels in Brown Summit.