PETERSBURG, VA 23803-4220
(804) 732-8911


Our mission at the J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment is to be the most significant provider of quality funerals and related services in South-Central Virginia, using our caring and compassionate experience to respond to the needs of families and individuals in a professional and personalized manner.
We strive to be sensitive to various social, religious and economic backgrounds in ways that are meaningful, dignified, and affordable.

The J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment takes pride in its sensitive, professional manner and attention to detail. Beginning as a family run establishment, we provide quality service to the families of South-Central Virginia. The J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc. is the oldest and most trusted funeral establishment for more than 140 years.

At the J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc. we know that watching a live funeral webcast will never take the place of actually being there, however we have seen an ever growing number of family members who would like to attend a funeral service but cannot attend due to poor health problems, military or work obligations or even financial constraints. For this reason, J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc. is now offering live funeral webcasting using the latest in streaming technology. Our live webcasts now feature full streaming motion and sound. Simple, Windows Media Video (.wmv) format ensures simple ease of viewing with no complicated software to install.Log on to our website, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com and click the Live Video Tab during the time of the scheduled Chapel service to view the service live.Being with family and friends during one of the most difficult times is important. Now with live streaming, loved ones are able to attend the service even if the distance is to great.

Memories are among the most important treasures we share with family and friends. Making everlasting Memories, helps to celebrate life and life events by preserving life stories to share with friends and family around the world for current and future generations. Video tributes are wonderful ways to keep memories of loved ones. A video tribute is a video that includes a collage of photographs and captions that are displayed with background music. We create these video tributes from memories and photographs provided by families and friends, here, at J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc. Our Video Tributes are created to honor the life of your loved one and are provided at no cost. Not only is it a memorable keepsake, it also provides friends and family the opportunity to view the tribute on our website, at the funeral home and at the church service to share in the memories.

We trust that we will meet your expectations and will be deserving of your trust now and in the future.

Shelton W. Smith
General Manager and Funeral Director

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