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, givetohillman@upmc.edu.

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  • Carol Buban

    I never knew Christine, but I am heartbroken. My daughter Sarah lives right across the street from the family. Sarah shared with us about the loss the family has endured. My warmest and deepest condolences.
    Carol Buban

  • The DeVinney Family

    Sending love, and hugs to all of you. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Shane Wise

    I worked with Christine at Old Navy. She was dedicated, supportive, and had a great sense of humor. But most of all, she’d do anything for her family. My deepest condolences to the Wilkerson family.

  • Tracy Mason

    I am heartbroken for you and the kids. I regret not getting to spend more time with Christine through the years. I always enjoyed when we were all together. I love you all, and I am praying for the Lord to give you comfort and peace during the days, weeks, and months ahead.

  • Tina Bajek

    My deepest condolences to Mark and his family. It’s been years since I taught Reagan, Calen and Devon in Mom and Me class but I still remember how wonderful Christine was and thoroughly enjoyed teaching her children. She was such a vivacious, sweet and happy person! God bless all of you!
    Love, Miss Tina

  • Linda Bolena

    Our deepest condolences to your family. We will be praying for you during this time.

  • Emery Wilkerson

    My whole heart goes out to you and the kids during this time. I am so happy to have had the pleasure of having Christine as my aunt and have so many wonderful memories of growing up of her and forever will remember her kind spirit and loving smile. I love you guys so much , praying big .

  • Connie Dawson White

    Christine and her family were our neighbors in Northern Indiana in the early 1980’s. I still remember her sweet personality back then. Attended her wedding to Mark – what a wonderful day! She will truly be missed by many friends and family.

  • The Bauer Family

    Our deepest sympathies to your family. Christine was a wonderful neighbor who always had a wave and smile when we drove by. We know how much she will be missed.

  • Stacey Opal

    Christine will always hold a special place in my heart. Funny, smart, caring, giving and always supportive. I consider myself privileged to have been able to call her friend.

  • KC Cahall

    I am so sorry for the loss of this amazing lady. Her kids are a true testament to her character and will continue a lasting legacy.

  • The Rosa Family

    Mark and Family,
    Our deepest condolences to all of you. We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for you during this difficult time.

  • Karen and mike aderson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Lisa Weiher

    I knew Christine from working at Passavant hospital. Even though I didn’t know her personally she was always nice and pleasant to work with. My sincere condolences go out to the Wilkerson family and all those who knew and loved her. She will be missed by so many. Rest in eternal paradise Christine.

  • Teresia Benjamin

    My heart is broken for you. What a wonderful woman, friend and mother. My favorite saying from her is “You can’t scare me, I have 5 kids! ” I know how much her family meant to her and I hope you can soon remember her with joy as well as sadness. Love to you all!

 

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