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Leona Marie Wilson
December 29, 1929 - January 5, 2013
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<div itemprop="description"> <p> LEONA MARIE WILSON <br /> December 29, 1929 ~ January 4, 2013 <br /> <br /> Leona Wilson, daughter of the late Russell Woodson and Marie Atkins, went home to be with the Lord peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on the evening of January 4th, 2013. </p> <p> Leona was predeceased by her 4 brothers and sisters: Richard, Charles, Katherine and Bernice.&nbsp; Her closest remaining relative is her cousin Evelyn Chavis. </p> <p> Leona was united in marriage on April 19th, 1946 to Carter Wilson, and celebrated 60 years together before his death in 2006.&nbsp; From this union was born 19 children:&nbsp; Caroline, Patricia (husband Tom Byrne), Hayworth {Bub} (wife Deborah), Carletta (husband George Mulder), Kay [2011] (husband Larry Mulder), Timothy, Carson, Ivan, Violet, Loraine (Gabe Stephens), Margo, Penny, Anita, Adam, Lydia, Darrin, Lamae (husband Abdul Farah), Cordell and Terrol.&nbsp; Leona was truly loved by all her children, 42 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. </p> <p> Leona was the founding member of Community Chapel C.O.G.I.C. which began in her home on Kempt Street in 1974.&nbsp; She loved to do bible studies, sing hymns and praises to God, and attend prayer meetings whenever possible.&nbsp; She also opened her home to numerous children in need over the years as well. </p> <p> Through the years Leona enjoyed making perfume, gardening and flowers of all kinds, and was a wonderful cook and homemaker.&nbsp; She especially loved to be surrounded by family and truly had an open door at all times. </p> <p> For the past 5 years, Leona battled illnesses of kidney disease and diabetes.&nbsp; While all of the children assisted in different ways at different times, special recognition is made of Tim, who cared for her daily.&nbsp; Thank you. <br /> <br /> Visiting at the JAMES H. SUTTON FUNERAL HOME, 401 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg, on&nbsp;Monday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.&nbsp; Funeral will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Amherstburg Community Church, 125 Alma St. at 11 a.m.&nbsp; Interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. </p> </div>