Hattie L. Wilson, 89, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 12, 2014, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Wilson was born in Carter County to the late John and Connie Wilson Markland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Clarence Edward Wilson Sr., on November 25, 2002; two brothers, Carl Markland and Clarence “Johnny Jack” Markland; one sister, Mary Ruth Markland; and three grandchildren, Julie Wilson, Eddie Wilson and Kathy Baumgardner.
Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker and a member of Old Horseshoe Free Will Baptist Church. She loved to cook large meals and have all the family together. She enjoyed quilting. She quilted all kinds of patterns and also those she designed. She liked word search, riding and enjoying scenery, playing “Trouble Game” with her grandchildren, planting and working in the garden, canning food from the garden, making homemade apple butter, jams, chow-chow, pies (especially apple), and singing in church with her husband, Clarence, and her son, David. She had a big laugh that would make everyone laugh with her.
Survivors include three daughters, Frances Lambert and husband Ben, Charlotte Faye Jenkins and Norma Jean Baumgardner and husband Clarence “Bud”; four sons, Carl Eugene Wilson and wife Emma “Peanut,” Leonard “Roy” Wilson and wife Carmetta, Clarence Edward “Junior” Wilson and wife Kathy, and David Lee Wilson; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ray Markland and wife Charlotte and Kenneth Markland and wife Donna; one sister, Ruby Bice; and one sister-in-law, Betty Markland. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family requests the comfort and honor of your presence at the Celebration of Life service for Mrs. Wilson on Tuesday, January 14, at 7 p.m. in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be under the direction of her nephew, Ray Don Markland. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service, or at the residence of a son, Clarence “Junior” Wilson, 1204 Erie Lane, Elizabethton, at anytime. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, in the Pearl Bowers Cemetery with the Rev. Bryan Smith officiating. Active pallbearers will be selected from her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be family members, friends and neighbors. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton at 10 a.m. Wednesday to go in procession. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Connie Jenkins, Shirley Presnell, the Staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital and ICU Nurse, Barbara Nave, and to Clarence “Bud” Baumgardner. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 2335 Knob Creek Road, Suite 101, Johnson City, TN 37604. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Wilson family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.
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