Barbara Jean Wilson

Wilson, B web picJuly 1936 ~ June 2014

Barbara Wilson, 77, of Ceres, CA, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House after a short illness. Barbara was born in Birmingham, AL to Starling and Elizabeth Wilson. She attended Chicago schools and graduated from DuSable High School and Loop Junior College with an Associate of Arts Degree. She also received a scholarship to study at the Art Institute of Chicago. Barbara was baptized at an early age.

Barbara worked as a retail sales clerk and for 33 years as a supervisor for the US Postal Service. Barbara, a very artistic person, painted, designed clothes, made baskets, hats, and other crafts. She often gave her artistic work away to others. She was a charter member of the Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, IL.

Preceded in death by her parents and by a brother Samuel Wilson, Barbara is survived by her two children Sharon Perry of Ceres, California and Myron Wilson of Chicago, Illinois, a sister Loretta Rias of Chicago, and one grandson Aaron Wilson. Barbara was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held at Covenant United Church of Christ, 1130 East 154th Street, So. Holland, IL on Saturday, July 5th at 10:00 am.


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