Bennett Scott Wilkinson
On Saturday, January 22, 2011, a Loving Father in Heaven tenderly took Home one of His own. Bennett Scott Wilkinson, born May 31, 2009, brought more Joy, Light and Love to the world in a mere 20 months than many experience in a lifetime. It was a privilege to call him our son. He spread love and laughter wherever he went whether it was smothering his mommy with kisses, falling asleep on his daddy’s chest for a nap, calling out to his sisters, Emma and Gracelyn, for morning bath time or playing “cahs” with his best friend and brother, Ashton. He was eager to smile, anxious to love, quick to laugh and ready to forgive. We will smile whenever we remember his obsession with all-things handles and the way his little body shuffled around the kitchen trying to sweep the floor for Mommy. He was a Gift. Simply a Gift.
We will forever cherish the scribbles left on our walls, the handprints placed on our windows and the etching he engraved on our hearts. He was here but a moment but will be ours forever. And with Bennett, forever won’t be long enough.
Anxious to see him again are his adoring parents David and Amanda Wilkinson (Centerville), his loving siblings Emma, Gracelyn and Ashton, his precious grandparents Scott and Stana Kjar (Centerville), David and Kris Wilkinson (Portland, OR) and Burton and Linda Grover (Pasco, WA) and his tender great grandparents Stan and MaryEllen Smoot (Bountiful) and Noma Kjar (Centerville) followed by a host of doting aunts and uncles that loved and adored him. He was preceded in death by an uncle Rendell Wilkinson and a multitude of caring family members that we trust will watch over our little boy until we are with him again.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 27th at noon at the Centerville North Stake Center (1450 N. Main). There will also be a viewing Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and before the funeral from 10-11:30. Interment Centerville City Cemetery. Online guestbook at www.russonmortuary.com.
We’ll Love you forever,
We’ll like you for always
Forever and Always
Our baby you’ll be.
No goodbyes, just see-you-laters . . . xoxoxoxo
And for those of you who asked what happened, they are not sure. Bennett was not extremely ill, and there wasn't any sort of accident...no warning signs...it was so sudden. They lost their little boy over night. But as they said in his beautiful obituary,
"No goodbyes, just see-you-laters."