Ocie Edmonds Wilson
1925 - 2020
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GALESBURG - Ocie (Dottie to some family and friends) Edmonds Wilson, 95, went home to be with the Lord on June 27, 2020, at Marigold Rehab and Health Care Center.

Ocie was born in Ballard County, Kentucky, on March 3, 1925, one of eight children born to Eddie and Ellen (Dismukes) Edmonds. She married AZ Wilson on June 14, 1942. He preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1973. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Louise Piggee; her only son, Rodney Wilson I; a grandson, James E. Stanley Jr.; a great-great-grandson, Jason Guerrero-Snell; three sisters, Lillie Wilson, Martha Parham and Tommy Collins; and four brothers, Horace, Leroy, Eddie Jr. and William Edmonds.

She is survived by four daughters, Lena (Monroe White) Stanley of Galesburg, Mollie (Harry) Patterson of Georgia, Beatrice Farmer of Galesburg and Maggie (Raymond) Cropp of Galesburg; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Annette Wilson of Galesburg; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Nance Tollerson of New Jersey.

She was a longtime member of Allen Chapel AME Church. She was a born-again Christian who loved reading her Bible and listening to her gospel music. One of her favorite sayings was, "If it is not in the Bible, I don't believe it."

She worked as a baby-sitter before working at Gale Products for many years until its closing. She was very talented and many homes in Galesburg have enjoyed the many different crafts that she made, including quilts, specialty cakes, macramé plant holders, dolls and decorated sweatshirts, to name a few. She was a great cook and her family was blessed to have tasted her delicious egg custard pies and banana pudding. We were also especially appreciative of her for letting us eat our desserts with our meals! The No. 1 joy of her life were her many grandchildren, from the oldest to the youngest, and we can't forget seeing her sitting on the fishing bank on those sunny summer days.

Family, we will never forget the many family dinners and barbecues hosted by this very special mama/granny/grandma/auntie. Rest in Jesus' loving arms, sweet lady!

Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2020, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel. Graveside service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery. Due to social distancing limitations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks will be required. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.

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Published in The Register-Mail on Jun. 30, 2020.
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June 30, 2020
To the Family of Mrs. Ocie Wilson,

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this hour of sorrow. What a wonderful lady Mrs. Wilson was. I never shall forget the fishing trips with her and my grandmother.
Adrian Duckworth
June 30, 2020
Bea Farmer..I did not know Ocie was your mom..She used to come into Goodwill and us girls would come out and help her window shop and visit while we walked up and down the aisles..she was a real sweetheart.. prayers to your family.Denise
Denise Swigart
June 29, 2020
To the families of Ms. Ocie Wilson so sorry for your loss. You have my utmost sympathy and my Condolences. I am glad that I had the pleasure of knowing her I spoke with her quite often, she was a very sweet lady. She will be missed. Bless you all, may God comfort you and that you find peace during this time of need. Much Love ❤
Sue Washington
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