John N. Wilkinson

John N. Wilkinson, age 74, of Lincoln University, PA and formerly of Wilmington, DE passed away on August 8, 2017.

He was born in Wilmington, DE. the son of the late John F. and Lillian Haigh Wilkinson.  John was retired from Shell Horn and Hill.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Eloise Dougherty and a half brother, William Haigh.  He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Deborah J. Schwamb Wilkinson; his two sons, William N (Beate) Wilkinson of Wilmington, DE and Brian C Wilkinson of Newark, DE; his two sisters, Ann Chance and Margaret Wilkinson, both of Wilmington, DE. and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm where visitation will begin at 2:00 pm  at Mealey Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE. 19808.  Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.  To send online condolences, please visit 302-652-5913.


Submitted by Chris and Jim Wirfel on
Debbie, The last few years for you and John have been very rough. It seemed like he could survive almost anything. He was lucky to have a wife that supported and took care of him like you did. Not only did you take care of John but you loved and took care of your dogs and cats until the end of their lives. I always dreaded seeing the ambulance parked in the driveway thinking... not again. You did a wonderful job taking care of John. May he be at rest now and all his medical issues gone. Wishing you peace. You did all you could.

Submitted by Brittany Amin on
Dear Wilkinson family, I am so sorry for your loss. Grieving over the loss of a loved one is a heavy burden to bear. However, the Bible does give comfort at Psalms 55:22 where it says "Throw your burden on Jehovah never will he allow the righteous one to totter". How encouraging it is to us to know that god invites us to give him our problems and he will helps us resolve them.

Submitted by Clifford Wilcox... on
Debbie: So sorry for your loss (Butch). John was tough and could do anything, an all around man. He had a rough side of him, but we all knew down deep he cared about everyone, just never showed it. I will truly miss him, we were both called Butch from child hood. Wish you well and ever lasting peace.

Submitted by AW on
My sincerest condolences to the Wilkinson Family. May the God of all comfort (Psalms 83:18) help you during these difficult times.

Submitted by Rebecca on
I wish to express my condolence to all of you. May you find comfort in the words at Isaiah 25:8