Barbara Dupont Wilkerson 

Published 5:00 am Saturday, July 6, 2024

Barbara Dupont Wilkerson, 63, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at her beloved Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, surrounded by her loved ones. 

Barbara was born on March 16, 1961, in Jennings, La. and was a native and life resident of Cameron Parish. She was a graduate of South Cameron High School and spent much of her career in administration and operations, with most of her career spent running Wilkerson Transportation, Inc. with her husband.

Barbara was a vibrant soul who embraced life with joy and laughter. Her faith and salvation were the cornerstones of her strength. She adored her children and cherished her grandchildren even more, blessing us all with her boundless love. Those fortunate enough to know her fell in love with her immediately, as her kindness shone through every interaction. She never met a stranger, treating everyone like family and always ready to lend a helping hand. She found joy in traveling, dining with loved ones, long phone conversations, and savoring her morning coffee for hours. Her spirit and warmth will be dearly missed, but her legacy of love and kindness will live on in all of us.

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She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 44 years, Wendell Wilkerson; her children, Trey (C’Rissa), Victoria, and Jacob (Haylee); grandchildren, Wyatt, Adrianna, Ella Kate, Liam, Miller, Wen, Kaye, Nan, Alice, and Sophia; mother-in-law, Nan Wilkerson; brother, Jim Paul Dupont (Juanita), and her aunt was more like her sister, Paula Dupont. She also loved and cherished her many nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Darrell “Fats” Dupont and Lucille “Ellen” Primeaux; sisters, Joann Schneider and Janice Dupont LeBoeuf; grandparents, Collise and Eula Dupont and Charles “C.M” and Ruby Phelps Davis, and father-in-law, George Wendell Wilkerson.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2024, at Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Charles, La. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2024. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2024, in the Chapel of Johnson Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Sweet Lake-Grand Lake Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wyatt Wilkerson, Liam Wilkerson, Heath Nunez, James Marceaux, Chase LeBoeuf, and Chandler LeBoeuf and honorary pallbearers, Miller Wilkerson and Wen Wilkerson.

Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneral