Mildred June Wilson, 90, of Monett, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, welcomed into the arms of Jesus Christ, her Lord. Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo. with services on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Chapel.
Mildred was born in Long Lane, Mo. on Sept. 18, 1922 to Ruby and Clifford Eddingfield. She was married to Bertram W. Wilson on Sept. 7, 1940.
Mildred, who influenced so many, has been known as mom, mommy, mother, "Millard," "Milsap," sis, Nan, granny, and many other tender terms. She has worn many hats in her lifetime. She has been a daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, sister-in-law, cousin, girlfriend, wife, mother, friend, caregiver and confidant.
She has been a Rebecca Lodge member, a church member, an employee of St. Vincent's Hospital, a neighbor, an avid reader, a sports fan and a longtime lover of fishing. She has been a gardener, a woman who could grow the most beautiful flowers, and last but not least, a memory maker who quilted quilts filled with love that she continued to pass down to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She used threads of many colors, pulled together to teach us all that she knew, keeping in mind the patterns of her family's individuality.
Mildred is preceded in death by her parents, Ruby and Clifford; two sons, Michael A. Wilson and John W. Wilson; two brothers, Kenneth Eddingfield and N. Junior Eddingfield; one sister, Jewell Lanphear; and a grandson, W. Jeremy Wilson.
She is survived by two brothers, Milford Eddingfield (Judy), Kansas City, Mo.; Sheridan Eddingfield (Helen), Wentworth; one sister, Dorma Able, Monett; children, Eugene Wilson (Kay), Washington, N.C., Donna Davis-Hotchkiss (Chuck) Harrisonville, Mo. and Dale Wilson, Monett; grandchildren, Jamie Smith (Jim) Disputanta, Va., Mark Wilson, Marionville, Mo., Jeffrey Wilson, Elizabeth City, N.C., Dustin Wilson (Terry) Elizabeth City, N.C., Angie Beth Wilson, (Bill), Monett, Bryan Davis (Marilyn), Monett, Carmen Boan (Chuck), Oak Grove, Mo., Michelle McCord (Jim), Raymore, Mo., Tracy O'Hara (Kenny), Pierce City, Mo., Bryan D. Wilson (Marilou), Hopewell, Va.; great-grandchildren, Brandyn Davis, Brayden Davis, Rachel Davis, Emily Boan, Tasha Wilson Criswell (Steve), Christopher Bice, Bodhi Brown, Kylie Willson, Chad Wilson, Tatum Wilson, Josh Planchon, Cedric O'Hara, Colten O'Hare, Clayton O'Hara, Tristen McCord; great-great-grandchildren, Dylan Criswell, Lyla Boan, Kylie Bice, and Kegan Bice, and many other relatives and step-grandchildren.
Online condolences for Mildred may be made at www.bennettwormington.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo.