Services, celebrating the life of Anna Mae Wilson, age 84, are 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Gene Autry, with interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. The Pastor Kirk D. Rushing is eulogist and the Rev. Gregory Newhouse will officiate.
Anna Mae was born Oct. 5, 1931, in the Milo Community. Her parents are Lydia (Jackson) and Wade McGee.
She attended the Cobb School in Springer and also Ardmore’s Douglass High School. During her youth, she united with Shiloh Baptist Church in the Cobb Community and was baptized by the Pastor, the Rev. George Roberts. She and John Charles (J.C.) Wilson were married in Ardmore March 6, 1947. Seven children were born to this union. The family made their home in Springer. She united with Calvary Baptist Church and served as financial secretary and Sunday School superintendent for many years. Late in life, she transitioned to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. She was employed at Springer School for 25 years. The students shall always remember her delicious hot rolls, made fresh daily, to accommodate a delectable hot lunch. She was a family oriented person; she loved her grandchildren and her siblings. She loved the Lord with her whole heart. Her ideology was, “Put your trust in the Lord; He will make a way somehow.” She departed this life Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, from her home in Springer.
She was preceded in death by her mother in 1997; her father in 1975; her husband in 1993; five siblings, Tommie McGee, Isaac McGee, George McGee, Lozora Cavin and Mary Cohee; and three children, Lawrence Gene Wilson (2012), Joyce Wilson (2011) and Keith Wilson (2011).
Anna Mae is survived by three sons, John Wilson of Bethany, Douglas Wilson and his wife, Belinda of Houston, and Kenneth Wilson of Springer; six grandchildren, Patrick, Whitney, Angela, Brian, Johnathan and Michael Wilson; two great-grandchildren, Ashira and Samara Wilson; and two sisters, Lorece Wilson and Verdie B. McGee, both of Ardmore.
Services are entrusted to the care of Kirk Funeral Home. Viewal will begin Thursday at 10 a.m. Condolences may be sent to kirkfuneralhome@cableone.net.