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On the morning of Thursday, September 12, 2019, the Lord dispatched His angels to The Dominion Village of Williamsburg and brought his beloved Mother Julia Wilburn home to be with Him. Her life began on February 22, 1922, the daughter of the late William and Geneva Moore of Williamsburg, Virginia. She was affectionally known as Mama Julia by friends and members of her church.
At an early age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior. Over the years, Mama Julia developed a strong love for the Lord which always showed as she led many to the Lord Jesus Christ. She was an active member of St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church, Denver, Colorado for more than forty years, under the leadership of Reverend Randolph C. West Jr. She served as a member of the Senior Missionary Group Ministry. She loved and adored children and regularly attended Sunday School at St. Stephens. Twenty years ago Mama Julie returned to Virginia and joined Mt. Ararat Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Ventson H. Robinson, Sr.
Following her graduation from the Williamsburg James City County Training School, she was employed by Colonial Williamsburg. Mama Julia met and was united in Holy Matrimony with the late Edward Wilburn. Unto this union, they were blessed with two sons, Roy and Ricky Wilburn. As a military wife, Julia lived in Germany for years and was very active in military events.
Mama Julia was preceded in death by her husband, sons, sisters, Marible Carter, Ada Hailey, and brother, Willie Moore. She leaves to cherish her loving and fond memories with her four grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Shirley Wilburn, of Denver, Colorado; two nieces; one great-nephew; five great-great-nieces and nephews; the entire Mt. Ararat Baptist Church family and friends.
Mama Julia may be viewed on Thursday, September 19, 2019, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, with the Celebration of Life service following at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Williamsburg Memorial Park. Family and friends to assemble at the church by 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011 whitingsfuneralhome.com