Patsy (Kessler) Wilson
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SAVANNAH - Patsy Kessler Wilson, 82, passed away Monday Sept. 28, 2020, in her home surrounded by her family.
She was born in Monticello, the youngest of 15 siblings, to the late Angus and Ethel Kessler. Her given name was Novelle Celestia.
She was a graduate of Rincon High School in 1955.
Patsy was an active member of Compassion Christian Church. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed sewing for her children and grandchildren, making bridesmaid dresses, costumes for the drama ministry, girls' dresses for Operation Christmas Child and masks for Hospice patients.
She shared her gift of compassion through her wonderful cooking and cared for anyone in need. Patsy loved family reunions, family vacations, crafting, playing cards, board games and puzzles with her family and friends.
Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Charles R. Wilson, of Savannah; three daughters, Celeste Cobb (Lee) of Bloomingdale, Sonja Henry (John) of Thunderbolt and Stephanie Wilson of Savannah; one son, Shelby Wilson (Debbie) of Springfield; grandchildren, Megan Hall (John), Wilson Cobb (Katie), Logan Michael (Michelle), Cameron Michael, Christopher Wilson (Kat), Amanda Jimenez (Rei), Brandon Wilson (Brittany), Steven Parker (Kaitlyn) and Elisa Wilson; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Myrtle Hall, Gwen Hunt, Allen Kessler and Irma Wilson. She is predeceased by siblings Clyde Dickey, Carl Kessler, Clarence Kessler, Winifred Thigpen, Everette Kessler, Erwin Kessler, Mildred Barnes, Lennis Cooler, Dennis Kessler and Leland Kessler.
Graveside services were conducted Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at Effingham Memorial Gardens.
Special thanks to her close friends and nurses, Dawn Darley, Linda Olbeter and Judy Bedillion for their love and care during her final weeks.
Remembrances may be made to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, Ga. 31416 ( or Compassion Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd., Savannah, Ga. 31419 (
For online gifts to Compassion Christian, email notating "in memory of Patsy Wilson for The Missions Fund."
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel, (912) 754-6421.

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Published in Effingham Herald from Oct. 7 to Oct. 13, 2020.
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October 4, 2020
What a Saint! We did not know about this until Cam's sermon today. Patsy and Charles are among my best friends and Godly examples. God bless and look after Charles and all the Family during this time, and until we see Patsy's beautiful smile again.
Maurice (Debra) Jones
September 30, 2020
Dear Charles and Family. I am very saddened to hear of Patsy’s passing. Such a beautiful lady. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Susan Rahal Gillenwater
Susan Rahal Gillenwater
September 30, 2020
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