Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mary Louise Eggeson Wilson

Mary Louise (Mary Lou) Eggeson Wilson, devoted servant of Christ and namesake of His Blessed Mother, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, gracefully and with great dignity and courage left this world and arrived in Heaven on October 28, 2015, amid the joyful celebration of the angels, as well as, many family members and friends there awaiting her. Mary Lou was born on September 20, 1930, and just recently celebrated her 85th birthday. At the time of her death, her current residence was Windermere, Florida; however, after a brief stay in Jacksonville, Illinois as a child, she lived most of her life in her birthplace of Quincy, Illinois.

Mary Lou was the daughter of William and Vera (Stratman) Eggeson, both of Quincy. She graduated from Quincy High School in 1948. She was married to Dale Kemp Wilson (also of Quincy) and was a devoted and loving wife for 54 years, until his death in 2004. Together they had eight children who adored her: Deborah K. Badamo (Gary) of Windermere, Florida; Michael Lee Wilson (Colleen) of Downs, Illinois; Mark Stephen Wilson (Beth) of Raytown, Missouri; David Kemp Wilson (deceased); Karen Denise Wieckert Purdy (Terry) of Austin, Texas; Jeffrey Dale Wilson of Bloomington, Illinois; Lori Lynn Wilson (deceased) and Timothy Shawn Wilson of St. Louis, Missouri. She was also an incredibly loving grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to many, all of whom will greatly miss her beautiful smile and unconditional love. Mary Lou was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church for many years, but during her most recent time in Quincy, was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. She retired from Sears after 25 years of service.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia (Eggeson) Yates, daughter Lori and husband Dale. Funeral mass in Windermere, Florida will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on November 7, 2015, at 11:00 am, and in Quincy, Illinois, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 10:00 am.

1 comment:

M Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope you will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. May GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.