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Verdie Wilkes

January 29, 1933 — October 20, 2021

Funeral service for Verdie Mae Wilkes will be at 11:00am, on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marksville. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Mausoleum # 2.

Verdie Mae Wilkes, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the Valley View Nursing Home in Marksville.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Michael (Gloria) Wilkes of Marksville; sister, Cecelia Friesenhahn of Simmesport; daughter-in-law, Barbara Wilkes of Marksville; grandchildren, Penny Wilkes Poche of Marksville, Tammy Wilkes (Jamesy) Perry of Marksville, and Crystal (Tyler) Wilkes of Marksville; great-grandchildren: Kristian Hardy of Marksville, Nicholas Poche of Marksville, Chloe Perry of Marksville, Gloryana Perry of Marksville, Ocean Merlin of Marksville, and Sailor Merlin of Marksville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Blake Wilkes; son, Kenneth Mason Wilkes; parents, Estine Lemoine, Sr. & Susan Guillot Wilkes; brother, Estine Lemoine, Jr.,; sisters, Ruby Wilkes and Gladys Rabalais; and grandchild, Michael Blake Wilkes, Jr.

Friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at

Visitation will be held at Escude Funeral in Mansura at 10:00am, on Thursday, October 28, 2021.

Escude Funeral Home of Mansura have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, October 28, 2021

10:00 - 10:40 am (Central time)

Escude Funeral Home of Mansura

6608 Porterie St, Mansura, LA 71350

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Funeral Service

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church (Marksville)


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