In Memory

Jerry I Wilkins

Jerry Ivor Wilkins Jr.

We, the Wilkins, King, Logan, and Rahim family lift our hearts to God as we announce the homegoing of our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, Jerry Ivor Wilkins Jr. He left this earth on Sunday, October 10th, 2021 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence RI.

Jerry was predeceased by his parents Jerry I Wilkins Sr. and Princess O. King Wilkins. He leaves behind his beloved wife Rudene Wilkins, children, Tenneh Wilkins, Francilia (Hakeem) Wilkins-Rahim, Yvonne Wilkins, Jerry Ivor Wilkins III, and George Wilkins. He also leaves his siblings, Marilyn (Samuel) Stryker Larry Wilkins, Rosemarie (Denzil) Nicholson, and Geraldine Wilkins. Jerry will be greatly missed by several other siblings including Darion Wilkins and Archibald Wilkins. His aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews carry heavy hearts in this time of mourning.

As we prepare to send Jerry home, we honor him as the majestic man and dedicated father and husband he was. We recognize him for his spirit of excellence and his efforts to instill that spirit in his family and friends. We remember him for his love of music and the arts, his connection to cadence, rhythm, and order. We praise him for his scholarly achievements and intelligence, his dedication to fitness, and his undeniable physical strength. Jerry will be greatly missed but his spirit and legacy will live on forever.


Friday, October 22nd
5 PM -8 PM EST
Keefe Funeral Home
Higginson Ave, Lincoln, RI 02865

Refer back for virtual wake Zoom information- TBD

Saturday, October 23rd
Service: 10 AM followed by burial procession
Keefe Funeral Home
Higginson Ave, Lincoln, RI 02865

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10/19/21 03:24 PM #1    

Alecia Reeves (Freeman)

 A  calm, unassuming presence will be missed. But we pray for comfort and peace for Rudene and the children.

 Rest In Peace Jerry until we meet again!


10/19/21 06:43 PM #2    

Sandy Woodrow Yancy

Bumser as we affectionately called each other was a high school friend and confidant. I introduced him to his wife Rudene, stood in their wedding, July of 1979 and he was my roast master at my 60th Birthday party, December 2011 in Maryland, USA. We met on the bus traveling from across the bridge on our way to school in March of 1970. I later enrolled at St. Patrick's High School in March 1971 and we were classmates. We graduated together in December of 1972 and went to the University of Liberia and graduated from the University of Liberia. We have shared so many memories!! He will be greatly missed. May your soul and the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in perfect peace, my friend (Bumser)!!!!

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