Josephine Alvarez WilkersonFebruary 8, 1926 ~ August 28, 2017 (age 91)
Josephine passed away peacefully at her care home in Oakley, California at the age of 91. She was surrounded by family who loved her and the wonderful caregivers that provided her with best support.
Josephine was born and raised in Oakley, California, moving to Antioch, California after her marriage to Richard (Dick) Wilkerson in 1948. They were married for 42 years until his unexpected death on July 2, 1990. She remained living in Antioch until 2 years ago due to health reasons and moved to a private care home.
Josephine was the 3rd of 5 children born to Rafael Pinto Lozano and Agapita Rivero Alvarez Lozano who preceded her in death. Also proceeding her in death was her husband Richard C Wilkerson, brothers Ralph Lozano, Tony Lozano, sisters Felomena Verdugo and Claudia Banks. Sister in Law Rosalie Chiffoleau.
Mom leaves us a legacy of love, kindness and caring for her family, friends and everyone that touched her life. She will be dearly missed and will continue to leave a hole in our hearts.
Josephine is survived by her loving children, Robert (Joanne) Wilkerson , Christie (Robert) Hatcher , Richard (Valerie) Wilkerson. Grand Children, Ryan (Karen) Wilkerson, Jamie (Andrew) Sessions, Lisa (Charles) Barnes. Great Grand Children Greyson Barnes and Liv Wilkerson. She also leaves numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services in Josephine's honor will be held on Wednesday August 30th, 2017 @ 10:30 AM at Oak View Memorial Park Cemetery 2500 East 18th Street. Antioch, CA. Gathering to follow at Celia’s Mexican Restaurant, 523 W. 10th St. in Antioch at 11:30 am.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to Hospice VA or your favorite charity.