Juanita V. Wilson

July 05, 1918 ‒ May 31, 2008

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Juanita V. Wilson, 89, formerly of Mock Road, Lexington, went to be with the Lord Saturday afternoon May 31, 2008 from Willow Brook Christian Village, Delaware.

She was born July 5, 1918 in Morehead, Kentucky, to Benjamin Harrison and Dorothy Edith (Mabry) Haney, was graduated from Morehead High School, and Canton Business College.

After moving to Ohio, she married C. Edward Wilson. Juanita was a dedicated homemaker, and yet worked as an assembler with the former Stevens Manufacturing. She left the factory to do accounting and clerical work in the family business: EdRay Engine Service.

She was a member of Lexington Church of Christ, the Golden Rule Sunday school class of the church, and had been active for years with Go Ye Missions women’s circle. Juanita not only taught Sunday school she invested the time and energy to insure quality and thoughtful lessons.

A Proverbs 31 woman, Juanita was soft spoken, but firm in her convictions, strong in unity with family, and faithful in Christian commitment.

In spring and summer she busily tended her garden, at harvest it was home canning time. Her quilting, crocheting and sewing projects filled any down time. She and Ed maintained cattle on their Mock Road farm, and Juanita’s kitchen produced celebrated dishes like prune cake, meat loaf and fried chicken.

Her husband Ed Wilson preceded her in death on Sunday morning March 2, 1975. Following his death, she maintained cattle on the farm and her groundhog-shooting skills became legendary in her neighborhood ~ bagging 21 one summer alone.

She is survived by her daughter Beverly Coleman of Lexington, her son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Rose Mary Wilson of Lexington; grandchildren Angela & Allan Secrest of Westerville and Anthony Coleman of Lexington, Gary Wilson and Melissa Wilson both of Lexington, Joshua & Kacey Wilson of Hilliard; great grandchildren Samantha and Jacob Secrest, Jordan, Xavier, Jennia, Romy, and Samuel Wilson.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by sisters Sereta Knepper and Ruby Richardson, and brothers Bennie Hugh Haney and Bill Haney.

The family will receive friends Sunday, June 8, 2008 from 4-8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Pastors Tj Waters and Claude Likins will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions to Lexington Church of Christ or Heartland Hospice may be made at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the Wilson Family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com