Velma L. Wilson

Monday, June 25, 2012

EAST PRAIRIE -- Velma L. Wilson, 86, died at 8:40 p.m. June 22, 2012, at Close To Home in Matthews.

Born Dec. 2, 1925, in Hickman County, Ky., to the late James N. and Mary Morgan Cathey, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the Victory Baptist Church in East Prairie.

On May 20, 1944, in East St. Louis, Ill., she married Voy "Man" Wilson who preceded in death on Dec. 17, 1985.

She was also preceded in death by one son, James. D. Wilson; one daughter, Patricia Ann Wilson; three brothers, Holland Cathey, Otis Cathey and James Cathey; and one sister, Edith McCoy.

Survivors include: two daughters and one son-in-law, Sandra K. and Gerald Mroska of Chicago and Debra M. Linley of East Prairie; and seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Amos Johnson officiating.

Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie.

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