Fern Wilson

Fern Elizabeth Wilson, 86, of Elm Mott, passed away Friday, October 28, 2011 at a local hospital with family present. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 2, at First Baptist Church of Elm Mott, with Rev. Jack Bodenhamer officiating. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be 5 to 7p.m. Tuesday, November 1, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

Fern was born in Santa Anna, Texas to Leonard Ruby Bradford and Margaret Frances Partridge Bradford. She married Wilmer Leroy Wilson on June 15, 1946 in San Angelo. She devoted her life to supporting her husband during his 20 years in the military and to guiding, grooming, teaching, and loving her children, grandchildren, and great grand children. Each has learned through experiencing endless hours cooking, sewing, crocheting, flower tending, and, in the later years, simply visiting with her. Her home was THE gathering place, where everyone always arrived welcome and never left hungry. She set up family households in locations as far away as Japan and Guam, as well as several states, before finally settling back in Texas.

Until she was unable, she was an active member of First Baptist Church of Elm Mott, the Waco X-POW Chapter 1, the VFW, Providence Mended Hearts Club, and the Waco ARU group.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Brad Wilson; her parents; brothers Ted Bradford, Carl Bradford, and William

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Condolence Messages

  1. Marsha Garza Seale

    Mary, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Marsha Seale

  2. Dear Wilson Family,

    It was with deep regret that I learned of the death of your mother and grandmother Fern. She was always such a sweet person. I know that words won’t fill the void left in your lives, however, I hope that you will find comfort in the love and sympathy of your many friends.

    May I extend my deepest sympathy and condolences. From my family to yours, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    With Warmest Regards,
    Russell, Amy, Taylor, and Stephen Devorsky

  3. Sherry McMahen Dodd

    I was so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a very special person & will be greatly missed. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

  4. I didn’t get a chance to know Mrs Wilson but I know she must have been very special to raise a daughter like Mary Margaret – my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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