Masio Antonie Wilkerson entered into eternal rest on August 24, 2015 at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. He was born July 1, 1961 in Montgomery, Alabama, the son of Janice Sanders and the late Charlie Bailey. Masio attended William Chapel AME Zion Baptist, where he accepted Christ at the early age of 12. He was preceded in death by his brother Earl Smith.


In 1979, he graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, Alabama. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas. In 2015, he attained his Master’s Degree from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
M August 18, 1983 as an enlisted Soldier at Fort McClelland, Alabama. After completion of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia, he was assigned to the Army Armor Board in Fort Knox, Kentucky as a Prescribed Load List Clerk and ultimately Supply Sergeant.
In 1991, Masio was selected for Warrant Officer Candidate School as Property Book Officer. In 1994, while assigned to Fort Richardson, he was promoted to the grade of Chief Warrant Officer Two and received his commission. In 2003, while stationed in Germany, he was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer Three. While deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait in support of the global war on terrorism in 2005, he was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer Four. After serving as AMC Lead Officer for the Army-wide management of Organization Clothing and Individual Equipment and Central Issue Facility, CW4 Wilkerson retired on June 11, 2008.
Masio’s tour of duties include: Germany, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, East Timor (West Indies), and Afghanistan.


CW4 Wilkerson’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Humanitarian Service Medal, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Southwest Asia Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 5, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Achievement Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters.
Masio was an active member of Progressive Union Missionary Baptist Church in Huntsville Alabama under the leadership of Dr. Wayne P. Snodgrass, where he served as a Deacon. Masio was a loyal and dedicated member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc and an active member of the Huntsville Alumini Chapter. His contagious smile and selfless passion was felt by all he encountered.
Masio loved his family and was very proud of his daughters and their success: Brandy is in her 3rd year with Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Brielle is an honor student at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
He prided himself in the accomplishment of being chosen to attend state camp for the State of Alabama, refereeing High School basketball and football games. His goal was to become a referee for the Southwestern Athletic Conference.


Masio leaves to cherish his precious memory, two loving and devoted daughters Brandy Wilkerson of Houston, TX, and Brielle Wilkerson of Huntsville, AL; mother Janice Sanders of Montgomery, AL; two brothers Ervin Smith, and Kennie Smith, one sister Beverly Taylor, his ex-wife and High School “Sweetheart” Cheryl Cabbagestalk, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.


E. G. Cummings Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
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Montgomery, AL 36108
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