BERTRAND -- The children of Billy Joe and Gracie Wilkerson invite family and friends to help celebrate the 45th wedding anniversary of their parents at an open house from 2-5 p.m. July 13 at the Cornerstone Baptist Church.
The couple was married July 13, 1957, at the Methodist Church in Charleston by the Rev. E.W. Bartley. Annette Thompson Gilliland and Rodney Wilkerson served as witnesses.
Wilkerson is the son of the late Joe and Wretha Wilkerson. Mrs. Wilkerson is the daughter of Mary Delk of Bertrand and the late Harold Delk.
They have six children: Kim Davis of High Ridge, Bill Wilkerson Jr. and Dale Wilkerson of Bertrand, Bryan Wilkerson of Sikeston, Derrick Wilkerson of Charleston and Wade Wilkerson of Lovelaceville, Ky.