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Gale Brown Wilkerson
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  • Shaggers Hall of Fame, c/o The Hall of Fame Foundation .
    P.O. Box 4070
    North Myrtle Beach, SC 29597

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“Steve, I was so shocked and sadddened to hear of Gale's death. My sincere condolences to you and family. She was such a nice person and will be...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Mott Free - North myrtle beach sc

“Steve,I just heard about Gale. She was a fine lady. I am so sorry for you. I have no wise words, or any words that will make this any easier. Just...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“I am sorry to say Steve, that I never had the pleasure of meeting you and your family, but Gale and I go back many, many years. I spent the weekend...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Meredith Helms - Beaufort, SC

“Dear Debbie,I was saddened to hear of the passing of Gale. I have such wonderful memories of her, your mother and father, and you as we were growing...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Eddie Benton - Tampa, FL - Friend

“My nickname, Jimmy.. I met Gale during the shag club events & shag club meetings. Gale was great dancer, love to dance with her. Dancing with her,...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: James Milligan - Lancaster, SC

“Steve, we are so sad to hear of your loss. We just had the pleasure of meeting Gale not long ago at the Elks Lodge. We are thinking of you. Tom Masi ...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: A friend


7 of 24 | Posted by: Peggy Burris - Charleston, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers to Steve, family and friends. ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Mike & Dean Lewis - Charleston, SC

“Peace and love at this difficult time. ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Gary Erwin - Charleston, SC

“I am very sorry for your loss.I hope all of your memories comfort you through these times.God bless. ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: Jimmy & Patty Hayes - Ravenel, SC

“Oh sweet friend, I did not know you were so sick. I will always remember you and our fun times together.. ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Elaine Small Wilson - Greenville, SC

“We are shocked and sad to hear of Gale's passing. She was always so welcoming and kind to us during countless years of Charleston's "Geechee Blast....Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Anna McAteer - Fort Mill, SC

“I am so saddened by the loss of our dear friend, Gale. She was a beautiful person and a wonderful dancer. My thoughts and prayers are with her...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Kathy Gurley - Clayton, NC

“WE ARE PRAYING FOR STEVE AND FAMILY WE WILL MISS HER AT THE ELKS LODGE SHE WAS A GREAT MEMBER "TO OUR ABSENT MEMBER" ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: TOMMY GANTT AND DEE DONALDSON GANTT AND DONALDSON - SC

“I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Gale will be sorely missed by all who knew her. ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: M. Kathryn Bertelli - Cambridge, MA

“To the Wilkerson, We are sorry to hear about Gales passing. Prayers to your family. ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Terry and Marty Ellis - NC

“My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Gale !! Always so friendly and was a really pretty dancer !! ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Vivian Weaver

“My sincere condolences are extended to Game's husband and family . Always a sweet, smiling greeting from this precious person. She will be missed by...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Jennifer Wattenbarger - SC

“So very sorry for your loss. We graduated from Winyah in 1966. She was always a really nice person and will be missed by many. God bless. ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Ted Lauretano - Surfside Beach, SC

“So sorry to hear of Gale's passing. So many fond memories of our lifetime friendship. Our deepest sympathy to you all.Bob & Sylvia McConnell ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Bob McConnell - Family Friend

“STEVE AND FAMILY I am so sorry for your loss - with a heavy heary I will be thinking of all of you during this difficult time ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: WILMA Dibrell - CHARLESTON, SC

“Will miss Gale...a precious cousin. ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Denise Altman - SC - family

“Gale, Love you and will miss you.. You were one of my very first Shag instructors, from almost 30 years ago..You will never be forgotten.. ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: JEFF DENISON - NORTH CHARLESTON, SC

“So sorry we all lost Gale so soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Gary and Pam King - Durham, NC


J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Downtown ChapelPHONE: (843) 723-2524ACCT: 108007 Run on: WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2018Gale Brown Wilkerson Gale Brown Wilkerson, 69, of Charleston, South Carolina, wife of Steve L. Wilkerson, Jr. passed away at her home on Sunday, May 6, 2018 after a brief illness. Her Memorial Service will be held Thursday, May 10, 2018 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service.

Gale was born July 17, 1948 in Johnsonville, South Carolina, daughter of the late William H. Brown and Louise Browder Brown. She lived her earlier years in Georgetown, SC and was a graduate of Winyah High School and Palmer Business School in Charleston. She was employed for 43 years by Associates in Internal Medicine, which was originally opened by Doctors Cline, Hayes and Currie.

While medicine was her profession, shagging was her passion. Gale's paternal grandmother waitressed in Murrells Inlet and patrons would give Gale money for the juke box so she could play music and dance. While Gale continued to shag for fun, she also taught shag and was a fierce competitor - dancing her way into the Beach Shaggers National Hall of Fame in 2011. Gale was a member of the Charleston, East Cooper and Islanders Shag Clubs. She was a member of the Charleston Elks Club # 232.

She is survived by her husband of 3 years, and companion of many Steve; sister, Debbie Brown Altman of Lake City, SC; step daughter, Patricia Noell of Mebane, NC; step son, Stephen Wilkerson III of Fort Lauderdale, FL; several step grand children; nephew, Justin Brown Altman (Danielle); and niece, Morgan Altman James (Jason) both of Florence, SC.

Memorials may be made to Shaggers Hall of Fame, c/o The Hall of Fame Foundation, P.O. Box 4070, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29597.