Essie Mullen Wilbur, age 81, resident of Baton Rouge, La. passed peacefully during the early morning, June 23, 2014. She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother. She served her family and her community with the graces of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is finally reunited with her true love, her whole world, her husband, John R. Wilbur. She will be missed by all the lives she touched, but mostly by her family. She was preceded in death by her father, "Buck" Mullen; her mother "Edna" Mullen; her sisters, Rae Douglas and Nora Powell; her twin sister, Bessie Ford; her brother, Austin Mullen. Survived by her two daughters, Patricia Luneau and Deborah Wilbur; daughter-in-law, Dianna Wilbur; two sons, John "Eddie" Wilbur and wife Lisa, Bruce Wilbur and wife Barbara. Essie is also survived by her eight grandchildren, Jamie Ziffer and husband Paul, James "Jimbo" Luneau and wife Mindy, Lindsey Roy and husband Matt, Tandem Wilbur, Seth Wilbur, Lacey Guillot and husband Lon, Dylan Wilbur and Keston Wilbur. Essie was the proud great-grandmother to eight great grandchildren. Visitation will be at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm; and will continue at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 25,2014 from 1:00 pm until the funeral service begins at 2:00 pm. Entombment will follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be James "Jimbo" Luneau, Tandem Wilbur, Seth Wilbur, Dylan Wilbur, Keston Wilbur and Terry Ford. Online condolences may be placed at www.greenoaksfunerals.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 23 to June 25, 2014