Lessie Wilson

Lessie Wilson, age 92, of Robison, formerly of Walnut Springs and Meridian, died Thursday afternoon, May 4 1989, in a Waco Hospital after a long illness.  Funeral services were held Saturday, May 6, at 4pm in the Lawson Funeral Home Chapel in Meridian, with Rev. Richard Creech officiating.  Burial was in the Meridian Cemetery, beside her husband who died on Oct. 12, 1976.  Lessie Gibson, daughter of the late Thomas J. Gibson and Mary Clary Gibson, was born May 1, 1897, in Freestine County and was raised in various parts of Texas.  On April 9, 1916, she was united in marriage to Sam Wilson at Glen Rose.  The couple lived in Walnut Springs for many years, where Mr. Wilson worked at the Katy Railroad shops.  When the shops closed in Walnut Springs and moved to Waco, so did the Wilson family.  Mr. Wilson retired in 1958, and the ocuple moved to Meridian.  After her husband’s death in 1976, she continued to live in Meridian until 1981, when her health begin to fail and she moved to Robinson to be with her daughter.  She was a homemaker and member of the Walnut Springs Fist Baptist Church.
Survivors inlcude a daughter, Mrs. K.L. (Oleta) Lucas of Robinson; a son, Richard A. Wilson of Dallas; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 8 brothers, 3 sisters, one son, Edward B. Wilson, and a grandson, Richard R. Rhodes.
Pallbearers were:  Jimmy Joe Wislon, Jim Wilson, Joe Wilson, Bob Rhodes, Rogr T. Davidson, and Darrell Bucy.