Tabatha Dawn Wilkerson
November 09, 1984 - October 06, 2007

Birthplace:  Owensboro, Ky
Resided In:  Louisville KY USA
Visitation:  October 09, 2007  More Info/Directions
Service:  October 11, 2007  More Info/Directions
Cemetery:  Resurrection Cemetery  More Info/Directions

Tabatha Dawn Wilkerson, 22, of Louisville, Kentucky, died Saturday, October 6, 2007 at her residence.  Tabatha graduated from the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) in 2003 where she was active in swimming, cheerleading, track and an assistant leader for Girl Scout Troop #2060.  She participated in the summer enrichment program at KSB and was a volunteer there.  Tabatha was a member of the National Federation for the Blind, won a gold medal in swimming from the Special Olympics, and was a member of a Bowling Team in Louisville.  She had worked at L.C. Industries as a machine operator packaging food for the military and was a lifeguard at the YMCA.  Tabatha was a beloved angel, a staunch supporter of children with disabilities, a perfect swimmer, an amazing listener, a compulsive nail biter, the best friend, and an awesome sister.
She was preceded in death by her aunt, Mary Faye Wilkinson; maternal grandfather, Charles Glenn Wilkerson; paternal grandparents, Ed and Veola Heifner; maternal great grandparents, Aaron and Myrtle Aull and Paul Onis Wilkerson.

Survivors include her adoptive parents, Tim and Donna Wilkerson, of Lewisport; her mother, Patricia Harris, of Owensboro; her father, Larry Heifner, of Livermore; siblings, Crystal Chapman and her husband Chad and their son Ashton, of Owensboro; Lisa Wilkerson, of Owensboro; Luke Wilkerson, Michelle Wilkerson, and Bryanna Wilkerson, all of Lewisport and her step-sister, Christina Heifner, of Owensboro; her grandmother, Carol Wilkerson, of Owensboro; grandparents, Vincent and Barbara Brown, of Maceo; her great-grandmother, Evelyn Wilkerson, of Owensboro; aunts and uncles, Terry and Patty Wilkerson, Ray and Debbie Wilkerson, Tony and Kaye Wilkerson, Russell Wilkerson, Steve Wilkerson, George and Juanita Heifner, Don Heifner and Tammy and John Outlaw; and a host of cousins and lots of friends.

Services will be held on Thursday, October 11, at 1:00 p.m. at Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 1 until 8 p.m., on Wednesday from 2 until 8 p.m. and after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Prayers will be said at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.  Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Kentucky School for the Blind or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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