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Willa Wilson

July 28, 1921 — June 9, 2022

Willa Wilson, 100, of Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood, formerly of Gary, IN passed away peacefully while she slept at home on June 9,2022. She was just shy of celebrating her 101st birthday. Preceding her in death is her beloved husband Charles Wilson of 45 years (1992); 3 sibling’s, Morris, Keith and Julia; Cherished son Charles Wilson Jr.; Niece Addie M. Smith; and 2 grandchildren Rann and Marquideus Wilson; Willa is survived by her dear sister, Juanita Turner; loving children Zelina Pearl Wilson, Rose Melody Wilson and Alfredrick DuVal Wilson; adored grandchildren Sean Wilson, Consuela Stacy Wilson, Napoleon KC Wilson, Sabrina Tracy Wilson and Maurice Wilson; and 4 favored great-grandchildren; Charles Wilson, Matthew Owens, Brianna Wilson, and Sani Taylor. She was the Fond Aunt and friend to many.   

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 21st at 1pm at Chicagoland Cremation Options, 9329 Byron St., Schiller Park, IL 60176. Funeral procession to follow to Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery, 900 N. Wolf Rd., Northlake, IL 60164. Interment at 2:30pm.


                                                TO MA WHO LOVED RED 

To Ma who loved red, you’re our queen and a crown is permanently perched upon your magnificent head. Your presence is still felt, and your life history should be read. You epitomized integrity and dignity, as you graciously led. Seems I hear you saying, “Baby steadfast, keep your faith, love, and trust, everything will be alright just like God said.” I can still see a clear vision of my mother who loved red. I thank God I was right there beside her on that bed, I find great solace in knowing she didn’t suffer as her weakness spread. She was so blessed and loved; I can’t leave that unsaid. Seems I hear God saying “Willa Mae go on, go ahead, the mansion awaits, and you no longer need water, food or meds. And always continue to keep your faith, that’s what kept your spirit fed.” We will forever remember you as our mother, who loved red. Thank you Jesus for such a wonderful woman, queen and angel who loved to wear red. She said it represented the blood of Jesus, that’s what she always said. We can and will go on now Ma, just as you said, and continue to honor God’s will demonstrated by the life you led. We thank you Mama, so very much, for the good long life you lived and the lessons you taught and said, giving us meaning to life, with your great love for God and the life you steadfastly led. I can see you dancing in heaven right now to the Green Onions song, all dressed up in red.    


Arrangemnets entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, IL

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

Chicagoland Cremation Options

9329 Byron St, Schiller Park, IL 60176

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

Starts at 2:30pm (Central time)

Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery

900 W. Wolf Rd., Northlake, IL 60164

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