Aaliyah “Ling Ling” Wilson

October 21, 1998 ‒ September 15, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Aaliyah Taylor “Ling Ling” Wilson, 17, of Delaware passed away unexpectedly early Thursday morning September 15, 2016 at her residence.

She was born October 21, 1998 in Delaware to William B. Wilson and Tracy Cantrell.

Ling Ling was a senior at Delaware Hayes High School and looked forward to attending college in the fall. She worked at Burger King in Delaware and was described by many as “a real sweetheart” and that she always had a smile on her face. She enjoyed hanging out with friends and family. Ling Ling had a real passion for making cupcakes and she had aspirations of opening up her own business.

Left to cherish her memory is her mother Tracy Cantrell of Cardington; father William B. Wilson of Delaware; sisters, Kylie Williams of Cardington and Laylah Wilson of Delaware; brothers, Martin Prude of Delaware and Tyler Wilson of Columbus; maternal grandparents, Johnny and Freda Cantrell of Cardington; paternal grandmother, Patricia Wilson of Delaware; nephew, Martin Prude Jr.; numerous cousins, including Jaydah Phillips and Asia Cantrell of Delaware, who were also her best friends; aunts, Tonia and Lisa Wilson of Delaware; uncle, John Cantrell of Cardington; and a host of classmates and friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 4 – 8 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware and where funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 11:00 am. Burial will be in Marlborough Cemetery and then a time of nourishment and additional fellowship will follow in the Snyder Rodman Community Room.

Contributions in Ling Ling’s memory may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to assist the Wilson and Cantrell family.

To share a fond memory of Ling Ling or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • I am sorry for your loss BUD. very beautiful angel gone way too soon I pray that God gives you strength through it all….love ya!

  • Bud I am truly sorry for you loss. Such a sweet girl. Jayla adored her so much. I pray you find the strength to make it through such a hard time!

  • So true that heavin has received a beautiful angel. So sorry for your loss we will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers
    The Glassburn’s

  • So true that heaven has received a beautiful angel to watch over her family . We are truly sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. We will be keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers .

    The Glassburn’s

  • Bud, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful young lady. My heart aches for you and your family. I pray that the Lord will hold you, comfort you, and give you strength for the days ahead.

  • I meant your lovely daughter a couple of years ago when I drove her to work.
    I knew there was something special about her.
    My heart goes out to all of you. This scripture came to my mind, and wanted to share it. I hope it brings you comfort. It’s in Hebrews 4; 14-16 ” Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are-yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

  • William Wilson,
    I knew your daughter from Woodward. My two daughters knew her. I have a few videos of your daughter and mine on stage at a talent show. They told jokes together. I will put them on CD. They recently enjoyed Justin Bieber concert together.
    I am completely saddened by the reality that your daughter has passed. I ache for you. May you hold fast to the Love of the Lord. May you take solace in the Aaliyah was loved and appreciated in our community. She will be missed.
    May the perpetual light shine upon her and may she rest in peace. Amen
    Let us know if you need any items or anything.

  • So very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful young lady. All of our prayers for your family and all who knew her. God give you the strength to go through the days ahead. Gods Speed and God Bless

  • How deeply saddened I am for your family. I knew Aaliyah from Woodward and she was a shining star from day one. Words are hard to find at such a difficult time, but I hope in time you find peace knowing that in Her very short life on Earth she had an impact on people that some never have in a lifetime. The outpouring of love from so many is a testament to how much she was loved by every single person she came in contact with! You raised a beautiful young lady who touched lives everywhere she went! I feel blessed to be able to say I knew her and her beautiful spirit! Heartfelt Sympathy!
    God Bless !

  • Bud, my heart breaks for you and your family. I remember when Aaliyah was a baby and a toddler and Tara would bring her to our house. She was always such a sweet loving soul and a precious girl. I know Tyler loved her so much and he has lost a sweet sister too soon. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray God lifts you up in this terrible and devastating time. Know that she is now with Jesus and being fitted with her angel wings. God be with you and your family at this terrible time.

    God bless you all in your time of need,
    Tammy (Tyler’s grandmother)

  • So sorry for your loss Bud. Harley and I are sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  • Dear Family and Friends of Aaliyah,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Aaliyah never came to my 7th grade class without a smile on her face. She will be remembered by me as quiet, dependable, and sweet; a girl that never had a bad day. May you find peace in the love she left behind and in God’s strength at this sad time.

    God bless and hold you close,

    Manuella Mylander

  • Your daughter was a beautiful angel, always smiling, my heart aches for the family, my thoughts and prayers are with your family. RIP ling ling.

  • Dear Family I’m very sorry for your loss I know that Aaliyah is with the Lord now and at peace .I’m also sorry that I never got the chance to meet my cousin and my Heart is with you All .RIP LiL cousin ,

  • Aaliyah was such a valuable asset to our company, and we’ll all feel the loss very deeply. Please accept our condolences and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Greg Elinsky
    Burger King

  • Aaliyah was a treasured member of our Burger King family. She will be greatly missed, forever cherished and always remembered.

    Julie Nagler
    Professional Investments of America
    Burger King

  • Tracy and Bud, my condolences to you and your families. May God give you the strength to go through these trying and the encouragement to remember the best of times with Ling Ling.
    Every time I saw her with my granddaughter, Alexis, she always had a smile! That is how I choose to remember Aaliyah.
    Love you (one-of-my-twin-) daughters, Tracy, and cousin, Bud,
    Marlene Blake-Fain

  • I am so deeply saddened at the passing of Aaliyah. She was in classes I subbed all through her school years. She was a dear and sweet girl. While Aaliyah was here only 17 years, her memory and the joy she brought to all of us will live on. I have known Grandma Pat for forever from Krogers. This is where she got some of her beautiful spirit along with the rest of the family. Love you Aaliyah, Georgia O’Bryan

  • On behalf of the Jordan and Saunders Family we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family is Aaliyah Wilson. Praying that the peace of God rest upon each of you in this time of bereavement.

    God Bless,
    Joseph and Rosalind Jordan
    Leah Jordan and Tory Saunders

  • Our condolences to you and your family. Praying that God will comfort you in your time of loss.

  • I am so sorry to read about your loss, it is always difficult to lose a loved one, but it is especially tragic to lose them unexpectedly and at such a young age. Please take comfort in knowing that death is only a temporary part of life. (John 5:28,29) Although your time with Ling Ling was far too short, you can have the hope of being reunited with her forever, under perfect circumstances. (Revelation 21:4) In the meantime, even though the pain may at times seem insurmountable, rest assured that God will give you the strength necessary to endure. (Psalm 94:17-19) Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences.

  • I had Aaliyah last year as a student in my math class. She always had a smile on her face and always gave her best. She was a great kid who added a bit of sunshine to my life every day. I am so sorry for your loss and I’m sending positive energy your way.