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Jeanette Wilmer

August 9, 1937 — December 4, 2020

It has been the will of Almighty God to call from labor to reward, Jeanette Wilmer, age 83.  She went peacefully into the arms of her Savior on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Kindred Hospital Tarrant County.  Her passing marks the end of a long journey of illness and pain, but God’s wonderful grace has been sufficient.  

Jeanette was born on August 9, 1937 in Okaloosa County in the city of Crestview, Florida, the daughter of James Lewis (J. L.) McDonald and Mayola Gilchrist.  She graduated from Carver-Hill High School in 1956 and attended Florida A & M University.

She married the love of her life and high school sweetheart, Archie Wilmer Jr., on April 13,1957, and spent 63 years together.  To this union three children were born, Fred, JoAnn, and Archie III. Her faith and family were the most important parts of her life, and would become her greatest treasures and blessings.

Jeanette accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age, and united with the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Crestview.  In 1967 she relocated with her husband and family from Tallahassee, to Mineral Wells, and there united with the Bethel Baptist Church. At Bethel she served faithfully through the years in various auxiliaries and positions including the Usher Board, Senior Mission, Baptisory Committee, and as a Deaconess.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents; her aunt, Francis Gilchrist Johnson; and by her sister, Dorothy McDonald Hodge.  Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Archie Wilmer Jr. one brother, James McDonald of Las Vegas, Nevada; one sister, Joyce McDonald Young and her husband, Rev. Joe Young of Fayetteville, North Carolina; one brother-in-law, Harvey Wilmer and his wife Dorothy Hale Wilmer of Kingsport, Tennessee; two sisters-in-law, Chineta Blue of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Juanita Dickens of Mineral Wells; two sons, Fred Wilmer of Dallas and Archie Wilmer III and his wife LaTressia Holliman of Keller; one daughter, JoAnn Murkledove and her husband, McClendon Murkledove of Fort Worth; two granddaughters, Tammy Jeanette Dwomo of Mansfield and Sterling Alexandria Wilmer of Keller; two great-grand sons, Mason and Reed Dwomo. She has a host of cousins, as well as many extended family members and countless friends. Jeanette is also survived by her very special Aunt, Ms. Nellie Smith of Crestview, Florida.  Aunt Nellie, at 93 years old, is the last surviving member of the Willie and Sarah McDonald Family who gave birth to 11 children, 9 boys and 2 girls.

 Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Woodland Park Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, December 11, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home

302 West Hubbard Street, Mineral Wells, TX 76067

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Graveside Service

Saturday, December 12, 2020

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