Claretha Wilkerson Zeigler
September 24, 1944 – November 2, 2023 (age 79)
Our Beloved Claretha was born September 24, 1944, to Sam & Mozelle Wilkerson, baby girl of nine children. Born & raised in Ocala, Fl. She attended Marion & Brevard County public schools. After completing her education, she began working in the hospitality industry where she remained for over 40-plus years, a dedicated worker who was a part of the Braised Onion Family.
Claretha loved the Lord & accepted Christ as her Lord & Savior at an early age. She enjoyed fellowship with the saints & was a faithful member with her husband Willie of Unity Gospel Family Worship Center. She loved & enjoyed music, traveling, shopping, & truly being around family & friends was her heart.
Claretha was called to Glory to Glory on Thursday, November 2, 2023. She will truly be missed; she leaves to cherish her memories, her beloved husband, of 20 + years Willie Zeigler. Sons: William Wilson (Paulette) of Altamonte FL, Aaron Wilson of Ocala Fl, & Clyde Wilson (Jenny) of Ocala Fl; Stepsons; Bobby Ivory ( Sadie) of Tampa & Timothy Zeigler ( Shelly) of Nebraska. Grandchildren; Merissa Wilson (Martez) of Lawrenceville GA, Arika Johnson (Skyy) of Ocala, FL, and Jenae Wilson of Sarasota. Six great-grandchildren; Shyne, Reign, Astarryia, Aaliyah, Alaya, & Michael. Brother-in-law; Joe Lee Zeigler & A host of beloved nieces & nephews, cousins, and special friends.
Claretha was preceded in death by her late Parents, and her son Tony. Sisters; Birtha Lee Wilkerson, Willie Mae Jacobs, Para Lee Jones, Mae Louise Bynum. Brothers; Livingston Wilkerson, Garrett Jack Wilkerson, Clinton Wilkerson & Chandler Wilkerson & some nieces & nephews cousins & friends.