Mary Elizabeth Sanders Wilson

Born: Fri., Jul. 2, 1920
Died: Mon., Dec. 14, 2009

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Mary Elizabeth Sanders Wilson, age 89 of Tucker, GA died Monday, December 14, 2009 at Oconee Regional Medical Center in Milledgeville, GA. A native of Greene County, she was born July 2, 1920 to the late Julian William Sanders and Ammie McKinley Sanders. Elizabeth graduated from Greensboro High School and attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville. During World War II, she was employed by the Civil Service in Washington, GA. She married Jack Edison Wilson on October 17, 1943. After moving to DeKalb County, she was a special needs school teacher for years at Fairhaven School. While growing up in Greene County, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro until 1963. After moving to Tucker she became a member of Clarkston United Methodist Church, where she started the Sunshine Class for special needs children and taught it for over twenty years. She served her church faithfully and was a member and President of the Guild and President of the United Methodist Women. She was very active in her community and served on the Community Services Board in DeKalb County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Wilson in April of 2000; and a brother, James W. Sanders. She is survived by her children, Mary Elizabeth Wilson Thompson and husband David K. Thompson of Milledgeville, GA, Jacquelyn Wilson Daniell of Snellville, GA and Julian Thomas Wilson of Decatur, GA; grandchildren, Julie Marie Thompson and Jill Lauren Thompson; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the McCommons Chapel in Greensboro with Rev. Larry Amos and Rev. Richard Chewning officiating. Interment will follow at the Siloam Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Dene Channell, Stephen Daniell and David Thompson. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Leighton Channell and Logan Channell. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Alzheimer''s Association, 1925 Century Blvd., Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345, the First United Methodist Church, 366 Log Cabin Road NE, Milledgeville, GA 31061 or the Clarkston United Methodist Church, 3919 Church Street, Clarkston, GA 30021. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Barbara A Grimes
   Posted Tue December 15, 2009
Dear Liz & Family, It was a real privalege to have known Ms. Elizebath for the past few years. She was a very sweet lady and will be missed.I remember the first time I sat & talked to her and she had such a wealth of stories to tell, even if she told them several times. I know she didn't realize that those were precious moments for me personally as a prelude to knowing how to best love my own mother in the fews years that God will grant her; and for that I own you a great big Thank you for sharing your mother with the cowgirls!!! Love You!!!

Christine, Chris and Morgan Farrelly
   Posted Wed December 16, 2009
Dear Miss Liz, Jill and Family : We express our deepest sympathy for your recent loss. Know that she is in a better place with God and is watching down on you all and will be in your hearts forever. Embrace all the memories you have and know that you will all see her again one day. You are all in our prayers and we send you all our love and know that we are here for you for anything you need! Love, Christine, Chris and Morgan

Nellie Taylor
   Posted Wed December 16, 2009
My prayers are with you Jackie. Know that God knows best.

Judy Hudson
   Posted Wed December 16, 2009
I am so sorry to hear this. I seen Ms. Wilson at green acres nursing home and talked with her.I really enjoyed working with Ms. Wilson.We had some fun times together.I was one of the Comfort Keepers that helped with her.I've just found out about this,and I'm sorry I won't be able to attend the services. I've got to work. But you all will be in my prayers.If there is anything I can do, please call me at 478-414-4329. I am so sorry.I will never forget her.

Milly Thompson Day
   Posted Thu December 17, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept my condolences.