Timothy & Lynn WILKES
To the friends and family of the Fishers of Men ministry, we regret to inform you that our beloved director, Dr. Waid Timothy Wilkes, Sr., 61, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019. His life was one of total commitment to the service of the Lord. He was the Director of Fishers of Men Ministry for 21 years and worked full-time in the ministry for 25 years, in addition to several years of part-time service.
Timothy preached, taught, and did campaign work in American Samoa, Australia, China, Columbia, England, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Tanzania, and Western Samoa. Dr. Wilkes crossed the sea over 120 times doing mission work. He also served as an elder for a number of years at Coldwater Church of Christ, Coldwater, MS. Additionally, he served as an instructor at Belhaven University for the past several years.
He earned his PhD in Adult Education from Capella University. He was also a graduate of the Memphis School of Preaching two-year program and three-year graduate program. He enjoyed traveling, joking, and spending time with family, especially supporting his grandchildren in their various activities.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Georgia Lynn Wilkes of Hernando, daughters, Ginger Bayless (Jason) of Hernando, Amanda Ferrell (Jeffrey) of Hernando; son, Tim Wilkes II (Rachel) of Hernando; parents, Waid C. and Beverly Wilkes of Southaven; sisters, Susie Brown (Mickey) of Southaven, Beth Mayberry (Terry) of Olive Branch; brother, Jeff Wilkes of Florida; grandchildren, Calista Bayless, Addison Belle Bayless, Georgia Bayless, Titus Wilkes, Abigail Wilkes, Lily Wilkes, Kaiden Ferrell, Melaney Ferrell, Porter Ferrell. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Ethan Bayless.
We request your prayers for the family and for the Fishers of Men ministry.