Leonard Wilkinson, 88, of Mariposa went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 24, 2018 at 9:30 p.m., surrounded by his family at Oakhurst Healthcare and Wellness Center. He was born in Murray, Ky. to Norbert Leonard Wilkinson and Audrey Carrie Adams.
He got married to Elaine Wilkinson, who passed away in 1986.
Leonard served as a missionary in Alaska for 11 years. He served as a pastor of the Church of the Redeemer in Selma, Calif. for three years and also at Mariposa Christian Fellowship for 13 years. Later, he served as a wedding minister in Yosemite and officiated 650 weddings in four years. He was also an interim pastor in Yosemite for six months. Then, he went to the Philippines as a missionary and met his wife, Josie.
He touched so many lives and was a blessing to many. He was a good husband, dad and grandfather. He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Josie; sons Kevin and Craig and his wife Marietta; daughter Faye; granddaughters Elaine and Morgan; and great-granddaughter Maya.
A Celebration of Life will be held at New Life Christian Fellowship at 5089 Cole Road in Mariposa on Nov. 11, 2018 at 3 p.m.