Graveside service for Mrs. Ernestine A. Wilson, age 95, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted Monday, November 28, 2016, at 1 p.m. in Lebanon Cemetery with Joe Wayne McGee officiating. Mrs. Wilson passed away Friday, November 25, 2016, at the Lincoln Medical Center.
Mrs. Wilson was raised in the Harms Community of Lincoln County and was the daughter of the late R.A. and Virge Locker Ables. She was a retired school teacher for the Lincoln County School System for 37 years, a member of the Washington Street Church of Christ, former Lincoln County commissioner, former chairman of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library Board and former president of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County chapter of the American Heart Association.
Survivors include her daughter Susan Wilson Holder of Fayetteville, TN, son J.D. “Bo” Wilson of Shelbyville, TN, grandchildren J.D. “Jimbo” Wilson, Jr., Sarah Mac Young, G. Chris Holder, James J. Holder, great grandchildren Emma Rhea Young, Rhys Holder, Ras Holder, siblings Faye Pylant of Columbus, GA, Kathleen Smith of Huntsville, AL, Bruce Ables of Fayetteville, TN, Lex Ables of Franklin, TN, and Dixie Offutt of Huntsville, AL. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Woodrow Wilson, siblings Charles Ray Ables, Ruth A. Douglas and Don F. Ables.
There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library, 306 N. Elk Ave., Fayetteville, TN 37334, Lebanon Cemetery, c/o Birdie Johnson, 11 Luttrell Rd., Fayetteville, TN 37334, Vanderbilt University Medical Research, 2525 West End Avenue, Suite 450
Nashville, TN 37203-1761, or the charity of your choice.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Ernestine Wilson.
Susie, Bo, & family,
Sympathy & love to you all. I have such wonderful memories of our high school days and being at your house on 1st Avenue. Your mom was a very special lady.
Love, Susie Shewry Kutchi
Mrs. Ernestine was such a good neighbor! Mom valued her presence so much and sends her love to the family.
Dear Susan and family,
Your mom must have been a tough lady to have raised you, taught school for thirty-seven years, AND lived to be ninety-five! I know you will all miss her but have great memories of a life well-lived and well-loved. May God give you His peace that passes understanding.
Toni & Will
Susan & David,
So sorry to hear of Ms. Wilson’s passing. She was a “special lady” that I loved & very much appreciate all she did in looking after my Mom & Dad in their last years. I recently called her on my visit 2 weeks ago to town & was unable to reach her.
With my deepest sympathy,
Mrs. Ernestine was such an inspiritation to many. You, Bo and family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mrs. Ernestine was a wonderful woman. My mom always thought the world of her, as did I. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Susan, I am so sorry to read of Mrs. Ernestine’s death. My prayers are with you and your family.
My condolences to you and family for your loss. Your mom left quite a legacy. 95 years. What an accomplishment. Prayers of peace to you as you celebrate her life.
Susan & David,
So sorry to hear about Ms. Wilson’s passing. I will always remember her for looking after my Mom & Dad during their last years & being a fantastic neighbor. She was a tremendous lady that I loved so much & tried to stay in touch with her as late as a few months ago. I just called for her 2 weeks ago when I was visiting Fayetteville & sorry I didnt get to see her. With my deepest sympathy. Steve
Mrs. Ernestine was a wonderful person and we were privileged to have had her as a neighbor and friend .
Our prayers are with you and the family during this time of sorrow .
In Christian Love ,- Kirk and Nell
Susan, so sorry to read of your mother’s death. You are in my thoughts and prayers.