Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


November 17, 2013

Laura Pointer Wilkerson

The ever lovely Laura Pointer Wilkerson passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Laura is survived by a large, loving family, including spouse James “Jim” Wilkerson II and her children, John “Jack” Boone and Lucy Caroline. She is also survived by her parents, James “Jim” Raymond and Patricia “Pat” Pointer, Kokomo; brother, Daniel “Dan” Pointer and wife Stacey; niece, Shayla and nephew Jeffrey, all of Kokomo; father-in-law, Jim Wilkerson and mother-in-law, Judie Wilkerson, Byram, Miss.; sister-in-law, Corey Boney and husband Bill; nephew, Jake and niece, Brooke, all of Byram, Miss. She was preceded in death by one brother, Jeffrey Allen Pointer.

Laura began her life odyssey as a small-town girl in Kokomo and graduated high school from Maconaquah High School in 1990 ready to attack the world. She attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., where she was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and ultimately earned a B.A. in International Studies & Political Science in 1994. After her graduation, Laura remained in Memphis and began her corporate career at AutoZone, where she worked for five years, earning several promotions. But then in a bold display of bravery and sense of adventure, Laura and Jim sold their home and just flat-out moved to Austin in 2000 as they could not resist the allure of the city. Laura soon joined Freescale (formerly Motorola) and began a 13-year period of success, promotions and accolades that is ending only due to her passing. Coworkers from around the globe are mourning the untimely passing of a trusted manager, advisor, leader and friend. And though Laura was certainly accomplished professionally, her greatest success was simply in being a wonderful, generous person full of honor, integrity, bravery and intelligence. She was an amazing wife and a doting mother, who fiercely loved her children. Laura’s main hobby was doing thoughtful things for her friends and loved ones, but she also loved to read, laugh, play games, explore good restaurants and tell it like it is.

An open visitation was conducted from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Weed-Corley-Fish, 3125 North Lamar in Austin, Texas, and a memorial service was held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the same location.

An expense fund for Laura’s children was generously established at http://www.gofundme.com/58a98w

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