Christine Diane Wilkerson
August 02, 1974 - June 23, 2022
Visitation: Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 3-7 pm; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry
Service: Thursday, June 30, 2022, 11 am; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry
Christine Diane Wilkerson
Age 47, of Cranberry Twp., passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 23, 2022 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Christine was born August 2, 1974, in Clarksville TN. Christine is the daughter of Andy and Sue (Robertson) Bires. Beloved wife of Mark Wilkerson, whom she married on December 14, 1996; loving mother of Reaghan, 19, Calen, 17, Devin, 14, Hayden, 11, and Lincoln, 9; sister of Laura (Jay) Pierce. Christine is also survived by her mother-in-law, Phyllis (the late David Sr.), brother in law, David (Mici) Wilkerson Jr, and many loving relatives, friends, and colleagues who will all miss her dearly.
Christine graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Physical Education in May of 1997. Christine started her career teaching at Fowler Elementary school and in the evenings, she spent her time coaching at Dance Moves & Gymnastics. Christine put her career on hold and started her true passion of being a mother in the fall of 2002. She devoted all her energy to ensuring that her family knew that they came first and provided a home full of love. She was determined to be at every school function, ballgame or event, and sit in the front row so that no one obstructed the view of her pride and joy (at times arriving even before the preschool teachers). Later, Christine was convinced to become co-coordinator of the Seneca Valley Junior Football and Cheer program where she worked alongside great people that volunteered countless hours. She was protective of the girls in the program and worked feverishly to ensure their interests were being met. Christine loved her family and her community, something fierce. You could always find her at Nextier Stadium cheering on the Raiders under the Friday night lights. Eventually she returned to the workforce, first at Old Navy and then was recruited by her dear friend to join the team at UPMC 5 South. She loved her people and the many, many friendships that were made along the way.
Christine was passionate, determined, stubborn, and you never wanted to hear “I’m all done”. She was selfless with her time and never rejected a request for help. She was a defender of those who needed defending and an ultimate cheerleader for us all.
Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday from 3-7 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday at 11 am at the funeral home, officiated by Rev. Bob Zonts, and interment will follow at English Lutheran Cemetery,220 Camden Drive, Zelienople PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Christine’s name to The Wilkerson Family “Stay Positive” Scholarship Fund (Via Venmo @Wilkerson_Family_Scholarship or mail to Mark Wilkerson, 109 Carlye Drive, Cranberry Township PA 16066, WilkersonFamilyScholarship@gmail.com or to the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, 412-623-4700, firstname.lastname@example.org.Send Flowers Shop Gifts Print Obituary Share Obituary