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Flossie Wilson


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Flossie Wilson Obituary
WILSON, Flossie Flossie Elizabeth Childress Wilson went to be with her Lord and Savior December 3, 2017. Everyone who knew her would say she was a rare and beautiful soul. Her smile could launch a thousand ships. Flossie was born in Huntsville, Tenn., on March 19, 1930 to Arthur and Mazie Childress. Her parents divorced and her mother had to leave to Detroit to build planes for WWII. Flossie's grandparents, George and Mary Elizabeth Chambers, took Flossie in along with their remaining children. When Flossie was about 12, Mazie remarried Albert George and the three of them became a little family. Her sister, Irene, was married and her brother, Luke, was in the Armed Forces. Albert, Mazie and Flossie later moved to McAllen, Tx. Flossie loved her new step-dad, Albert George, who was so very kind to her. It was in McAllen that Flossie married Paul C. Johnson and they had 4 children. After her 1st marriage ended, she picked herself up and went back to school at Pan American University and worked at the McAllen Monitor. She became very involved in the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, serving in the President's Club, receiving the Golden Palm Award more than once and being the first to receive the award of enrolling 100 new members. She was also involved in the Medical Auxiliary, worked at the McAllen Museum and served in many other community organizations. It was during this time while serving in the Chamber that she met the love of her life, Charles Virgil Wilson, and they married in May 1978. In 1988, Flossie was chosen as McAllen Woman of the Year. Flossie helped many people as she later ran the Virgil Wilson Funeral Home. She and Charles had great joy in their marriage that lasted 15 yrs until the tragic early death of Charles in 1993. Her mother died a month later and yet, she still smiled through her many trials and showed faith, courage and strength to all around her. Although she loved serving her community, her top priority was always her family. She was the most loving, generous and giving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother anyone could find. She later moved to Austin, TX, to be closer to her children and grandchildren. She also trained and became a Stephen Minister at Riverbend Church in Austin, TX. Flossie had many years of happiness and joy being with her family. After a lengthy illness, she passed away in Austin, Texas on December 3, 2017. Our hearts will forever be linked to hers and she will be deeply missed. She was preceded in death by her sister, Irene Campbell, her brother, Luke Childress and her husband, Charles Virgil Wilson. Surviving are her 4 children, Michael L. Johnson, of Missouri City, TX., Becky Hull, of Austin, TX, Dale Johnson, of Georgetown, TX and Tim Johnson, of Round Rock, TX. Also surviving are her step-daughters, Amy and Jenny Wilson, 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. There will be a viewing, Dec. 6th, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home, 520 Ash, in McAllen, TX and a service will be held at the same location on Thursday, Dec. 7th at 10 a.m. Burial will be held after the service at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home of McAllen.
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Dec. 7, 2017
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