Sister Martin Wilson MHS
1927 - 2017
Martin & Castille Funeral Home- Downtown
330 St. Landry Street
Lafayette, LA
Sister Martin (Veronica) Wilson, MHS

LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at a 1:00 PM Mass of Resurrection in the Chapel of Bethany Health Care Center in Lafayette for Sister Martin Wilson, MHS, the former Veronica Wilson, who died at Evangeline Oaks Guest House on Monday, February 6, 2017 at the age of 89. Reverend Chester Arceneaux, Rector of Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, will be the Celebrant of the funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Reverend Thomas Finley will concelebrate.

Veronica, the daughter of the late Henry and Emily Gremillion Wilson, was born or February 8, 1927 in Pascagoula MS. where she received her education at Our Lady of Victories Elementary and High Schools and a BS and MS in Education from Loyola University of New Orleans, LA.

Entering the Sisters of the Most Holy Sacrament in 1946, she professed her Perpetual Vows in 1951. At the time of her death she was in her 70th year of Religious Life. Sister Martin spent 43 years in Education Ministry, as a teacher and principal. Her ministry brought her to schools in Crowley, New Orleans, Lafayette, Breaux Bridge, Pineville and Gonzales in Louisiana; in Birmingham, Alabama and Pascagoula, Mississippi. In 1993, Sr. Martin moved to Gautier, MS where she ministered through St. Mary's Catholic Church. Sister retired to Lafayette in 2002.

Sister Martin will be remembered for her undying love and devotion to Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament. She shared her love for Him with everyone she met and encouraged them to love Him as she did. She was generous with her time and willing to help anyone in need. She has been a special blessing for many people throughout her life and will greatly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews, faithful friends and her Religious Family, the Sisters of the Most Holy Sacrament. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters; Eloise Cooney , Emily Ogletree and Mary Angela (Ann) Cooney and three brothers; Henry, Wilbur and Leon Wilson.

Visitation for Sister Martin will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 9:00 AM until Mass time at the Chapel of Bethany Health Care Center, with a Rosary Service at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow the Mass at Calvary Cemetery in Lafayette.

The MHS Sisters wish to thank the staff at Evangeline Oaks Guest House in Carencro and Judy Guillory, NP for the excellent care Sister Martin received there.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Sister Martin's (Veronica) name to the Sisters of the Most Holy Sacrament, PO Box 90037, Lafayette, LA 70509-0037.

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Published by The Advertiser on Feb. 7, 2017.
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Sisters of the Most Holy Sacrament and Wilson Family,
Our love and prayers come to you in this time of your loss.
Charlie and Claudia Whitney
February 8, 2017
Sorry to hear of the loss
Ann Stokman
February 8, 2017
My Dear Sisters,
I have fond memories of Sr. Martin through my work as a nurse at Bethany. She was a blessing to me and made my work joyful.
I pray thanks daily for all the Sisters of MHS who taught me at St. Joseph's in Gretna, many of whom I was privileged to care for 40 years later at Bethany.
She now rests in the arms of the Shepherd.
Veronica McNamara
February 7, 2017
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