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Barbara “Jo” Wilson Wicker

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Barbara “Jo” Wilson Wicker, age 87, of Newport News, VA, peacefully passed away on February 4, 2023. 

She was a native of Carthage, NC and had been a resident of Newport News, VA for many years.  She was a graduate of Cameron High School and attended Women’s College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She retired as an instructional secretary from Newport News Public Schools after 23 years.  She was a member of the Reverend James Blair Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII, Williamsburg, VA, and the Comte de Grasse Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Yorktown, VA.  She was also a member of Yorkminster Presbyterian Church in Yorktown, VA.  Joan married her high school sweetheart, Paul J. Wicker, on 12/26/1955. 

Jo was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Howard Wilson and Maggie Lee Cameron Wilson of Carthage, NC.  She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Lt. Col. (ret.) Paul J. Wicker; children, Paul Gregory Wicker of Cameron, NC, Sarah Phillips (Steve) of Newport News, VA, and Pamela Earnest (Matt) of Copper Hill, VA; and her 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brother, Larry Wilson (Carol) of Carthage, NC and sister, Kay Williams of Carthage, NC.  

The family would like to thank Riverside Hospice of Newport News, Visiting Angels, and The Hidenwood staff for their kind and compassionate care.  

A private service will be held at a future date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yorkminster Presbyterian Church, 6218 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown, Virginia 23692.

Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#3 Patricia Alston 2023-02-25 16:59
I first met Jo 44 years ago when I worked at the NN School Board Offices. A more beautiful, sweet and gentle woman you could never find. I am saddened to hear of her passing but know that Heaven has truly gained an angel.
#2 susan mcelwey 2023-02-12 21:20
When I think of Jo, I see her sweet and warm smile. I can hear her kind and inquiring voice as to how I was doing. Her life exemplified her faith in God. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.
My sympathy to Paul and family
#1 Kennedy Family 2023-02-08 20:48
Your mother was a wonderful woman. We had grown to love her through the years. She will truly be missed but always stay in our hearts.
I thought of you today, but that's nothing new.
I thought of you yesterday and the days before that, too.
I think of you in silence, I often speak your name.
All I have is memories and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is a keepsake from which I'll never part.
God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart.
Much Love,
Angie, Frank and Family

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