Beverly Jean Jackson Wilder

March 21, 1927 - July 16, 2010
Beverly Jean Jackson Wilder

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Beverly Jean Jackson Wilder, 73, passed away Friday, July 16, 2010 at the Brian Center of Hendersonville after an extended illness.

She was born March 21, 1937 in Henderson County to the late Charles Hugh and Muriel Dill Jackson. She had returned to the area from Maryland after her retirement from the federal government to be closer to family. While in Maryland, she had an exciting and fulfilling career as executive secretary to District of Columbia federal judges and was married to the love of her life, the late David E. Wilder.

She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Burnette and her husband, Gary, of Asheville; granddaughters, Alex Burnette of Asheville, Amelia Burnette and her husband, Robert Lewis, of Durham, and Anna Kaijser-Bots and her husband, Jeroen, of Huntersville; and four grandchildren.

Also surviving are sisters, Joyce (Jackson) Belcher and husband, Rev. Ralph Belcher, and Novella (Jackson) Garrison and husband, David; brothers, Roger Jackson and wife, Jody; Neal Jackson and companion, Julie; Doyle Jackson and wife, Linda; Baron Jackson and wife, Phyllis; David Jackson and wife, Cheryl; and Kevin Jackson and wife, Bobbi; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Diana and Janet, and brother, Ronald.

A memorial service for Mrs. Wilder will be held at 3 pm Saturday in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph Belcher officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Saturday, July 24, 2010
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • July 23, 2010
    Charles Roger Jackson says:
    I am saying my last goodbye to my sister, Beverly. I know she suffered much calamity and disease throughout her entire life. I hope she now can rest in peace.

  • July 24, 2010
    Allen Drabicki says:
    Phyllis & Baron, it is always difficult to have a family member pass on. Our prayers are with you both. May God hold you in his hand and comfort you. Love, Allen & Sheila

  • July 25, 2010
    Betsy Smith says:
    To all of Beverly's Family: I want to extend my sympathy to each of you. I was saddened to hear of her passing. I knew she was in frail health for some time. She was a gentle giant in our class as she was our salutatorian for our class, HHS 1955. Sincerely, Betsy Holland Smith

  • July 26, 2010
    Alton Connor says:
    Novella and family, My deepest sympathy to each of you in the passing of your sister. May God bless, comfort and strengthen each of you in these days ahead. Alton Connor (Class of '69)