Sydney Joanne Wilson

July 04, 1934 ‒ January 02, 2012

Oxnard California and Mount Vernon, Ohio

Sydney Joanne Wilson, age 77, of Oxnard, California, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Monday January 2, 2012 at the Oxnard Manor and Health Care Center in Oxnard, California. Joanne was born July 4, 1934 in Ashland, Kentucky to Mason and Ruth (Little) Sword.

Surviving are her son James Mason Hollingsworth of North Richland Hills, Texas; daughters Amy Lee (Jim) Chilton of Titusville, Florida and Victoria Ruth Marvin of Mount Vernon; stepdaughter Mary Jane (Bruce) Burkhalter of Las Vegas, Nevada; 9 grandcvhildren; 24 great grandchildren; brothers Donald (Shirley) Sword of Oxnard, California and Gary Sword of San Diego, California. Besides her parents, Joanne was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Wilson in 2002 and a brother Robert Sword.

There will be no calling hours.

Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens at a later date.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Sydney Joanne Wilson.