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Mrs. Viola Marie (Michaud) Wilkes

December 20, 1943 ~ April 3, 2017 (age 73)

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 Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Viola Marie Michaud Wilkes, a beloved wife, mom and granny, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia who peacefully passed away surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter Deanna on Monday evening.  Mrs. Wilkes was born in Lyle, Maine a daughter of the late Alby and Pauline Michaud.  Mrs. Wilkes attended Galilee Christian Church and was retired from Jackson Electric Membership Corporation.  In addition to her parents, Mrs.Wilkes is preceded by a brother, Joseph and a sister, Linda. 


Survivors include her husband of fifty-two years, Dean Wilkes of Jefferson.  Two daughters, Sherry Shepherd and her husband Ross of Hull, and Deanna Poole and her husband Chris of Jefferson.  Four grandchildren, John Shepherd, Stella Poole, Josiah Poole, and Timothy Poole.  Two sisters, Nancy Cyr of Canton and Verna Hewitt of Ole Town, Maine.  Brother, Herbie Michaud of Thompson. 


The family would like to extend a special thanks to Compassionate Care Hospice.


Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, April 7, 2017 from the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Dr. Michael Helms and Reverend Chris Poole officiating with burial to follow in the Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5:00- 7:00 P.M. Thursday, April 6, 2017.  Flowers are optional, memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at   


Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.

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Charitable donations may be made to:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

 Service Information

April 6, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Evans Funeral Home
1350 Winder Highway
Jefferson, GA 30549

Funeral Service
April 7, 2017

1:00 PM
Evans Funeral Home
1350 Winder Highway
Jefferson, GA 30549

Interment following funeral service
April 7, 2017

Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery
4659 Brockton Road
Jefferson, GA 30549

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