Michelle Sobkowich Wilkerson passed away at home in Wake Forest on Thursday, September 20, 2018.
Michelle was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend to many. Her kindness and warmth and ability to connect with others will always be remembered. Michelle was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where her father Kenneth was a petroleum engineer. Kenneth relocated the family to Denver and subsequently Houston where Michelle attended Westfield high school. Michelle attended Southwest Texas State University and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in Marketing. Michelle worked many years in the pharmaceutical industry in marketing and sales with Akorn, Dura, and Elan Pharmaceuticals before becoming a fulltime mother to her son Michael, who she adored. Michelle was a certified scuba instructor and she enjoyed the water. She was an animal lover and enjoyed spending time with a Meet Up group that she formed and managed that allowed her to form and share good times with current and new friends.
Michelle met her beloved husband Bill Wilkerson after a chance encounter in New Orleans that led to many wonderful years of happiness and marriage. Michelle and Bill were married in New Orleans and lived there until relocating to North Carolina in 2012. Michelle truly enjoyed living in Wake Forest and made many new friends.
Michelle is survived by her husband Bill Wilkerson of Wake Forest, son Michael Carlton Wilkerson of Wake Forest, mother Marlene Sobkowich, of Mandeville, Louisiana, sister Marcie Litchfield and husband Marty of Lockhart, Texas; sister Marnie Sobkowich of Mandeville, Louisiana; and nieces Kendra and Amelia Litchfield.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Monday, September 24, 2018, at Bright Funeral Home, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest. Services will follow at 12:00 noon in the funeral home chapel.