Elizabeth Beth Wilkinson

December 14, 1958 - February 04, 2017

Elizabeth Beth Wilkinson

December 14, 1958 - February 04, 2017


Louise Elizabeth Wilkinson (Beth), age 58, died suddenly on Saturday February 4, 2017 in Bellingham, WA. Beth was born on December 14, 1958 in Memphis, TN. She spent her childhood in Covington and Memphis, TN, as well as New Orleans, LA, where her father completed his medical residency. Following high school, Beth attended college at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo, where she received her B.S. in accounting in 1983. Having worked for several years as an accountant in Memphis, she followed her passion to help people and received her M.A. in speech pathology from Memphis State University in 1993. Eventually, Beth settled down in Bellingham, WA, where she continued her practice as a speech pathologist.

Beth spent many happy hours with her beloved Grandma Becky (Rebekah Witherington McCullough). She and her grandmother were inseparable until Becky’s death in 1971, when Beth was thirteen years old. They shared a deep connection and loved each other unconditionally. Beth’s son, Joseph, was the other love of her life. He brought her great pride and joy.

Beth is survived by her son, Joseph Rahman; her mother and stepfather, Louise Starr and Jim Bradshaw, all living in Bellingham; two sisters, Amy Jungwirth of Covington, TN, and Jeanne Lewis and her husband, Andrew, of Arlington, VA; one brother, Bill McCullough and his wife, Erica, of Larkspur, CA; a special companion and friend, David Wilcox of Bellingham, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father, Dr. Billie Shelton McCullough; grandparents, Madron and Myra Joyce, and Billie Sr. and Rebekah Witherington McCullough.

A service in honor of Beth will be held at 1:30 PM on Saturday August 5, 2017 at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham – 2401 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham, WA. Contributions in memory of Beth may be made to the Lighthouse Mission Ministries at www.thelighthousemission.org.

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: August 5, 2017 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: First Congregational Church
  • Location: 2401 Cornwall Bellingham, WA 98225 - (Get Directions)

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2 responses to Elizabeth Beth Wilkinson

  1. Jeanne Lewis says:

    Beth will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have known her. I will miss her intelligence and her sharp wit. I wish I had more time with her. RIP Beth.

  2. Sarah Eaton says:

    My thoughts are with all of you this weekend. Glad Adam can be there. Sarah

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