Jean B. Wilkinson
(nee Brooks) Passed away on October 17, 2022. She was the loving wife of the late William A. Wilkinson Ill. Beloved mother of Nancy Wilkinson-Greco (Wayne) of Millville, N.J., Kimberly Bowe of Haddon Township, N.J., William A. Wilkinson IV (Donna) of Lutz, F.L., and Marjorie Zalegowski (Kurt) of Pitman, N.J. Loving grandmother of Kyle & Brent Greco, Taylor & Riley Bowe, Keira & Claudia Wilkinson and Christian & Abigail Zalegowski. Dear sister of Marjorie O’Keefe (Edmund) of Huntsville, AL.
Jean was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts to the late Dorothy and Winslow Brooks. Jean moved many times before settling in Haddon Township, N.J. where she graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in 1958. She married her high school sweetheart, William A. Wilkinson III and raised four children together before pursuing a BS and MS in nursing from Rutgers University. Jean worked in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at local hospitals before becoming a school nurse where she spent 25 dedicated years in the Maple Shade School District.
Jean was a devoted family woman and one of her greatest pleasures in life was watching her children and then her grandchildren play sports and participate in the arts. She could often be found cheering them on from the stands, sidelines and audiences. Jean loved sports and was always rooting for her favorite teams, The Philadelphia Phillies and The University of Alabama football team. Jean was passionate about traveling and spent much of her time exploring the world. She enjoyed many hobbies including sewing, knitting, taking photographs, reading books and enjoying many board games and puzzles. Jean loved listening to Elvis Presley, rollerblading and walking her dogs.
Jean’s family will receive friends on Thursday, Oct. 27, 10-10:45 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ; where her Service will follow at 11 AM. Interment, Locustwood Cem., Cherry Hill, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Jean may be made to the Animal Welfare Association, 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043 (www.awanj.org)