Altamae "Jerrie" Wilson
July 8, 1944 – March 9, 2019
Altamae Raymond was born on July 8, 1944 to Guy and Minnie Raymond in Detroit, Michigan. She grew up in Frankfort, Michigan with her siblings John, Elmer, Dorothy, Robert, Skip, Neil, Mary, Ruth Anne, and George. She was educated in the local public school system.
Affectionately known as Jerrie by family and friends, she was often described as a comedian. Jerrie was outspoken with no filter and was loved by everyone in her life. She was always willing to give her last to those she loved.
Jerrie had many hobbies including cooking, gardening, and reupholstering furniture. She was also a talented seamstress. She worked at Cascarelli’s Restaurant as head cook for several years before becoming a nutritionist at Albion Manor. In her retirement, Jerrie opened Piccadilly Restaurant, a small family diner, in downtown Albion. She also enjoyed volunteering at Albion Interfaith Ministries feeding the less fortunate.
Jerrie had three children: Gregory, Sandra, and Kimberly Ball. In 1978, she married Donald Reginald Wilson and with open arms welcomed Lisa, Stephanie, and Roderic. Jerrie and Donald had two children from their union, Don and Nichole.
She was predeceased in death by her husband Donald, parents Guy and Minnie Raymond, and her siblings Elmer, Dorothy, and Robert.
Jerrie is survived by her children Gregory Ball, Sandra Ball, Kimberly Ball, Don Wilson, and Nichole Wilson; her extended family: Lisa (Tony) Harris, Stephanie Williams, and Roderic (Christal) Wilson; 14 grandchildren: Rauss, Audrey, Cassidy, Johnathan, Lacey, Stormy, Dante, Isabella, Vyndon, Tony II, Deion, Aleysa, Donovan, and Brooklyn; 11 great-grandchildren; special friends Irene Cisneros, Joyce Washington, Brenda Davis, Sandra Wimberly; brothers John, George, and Neil; sisters Ruth Anne and Mary; brother-in-law Pastor Stephen C. (Diane) Williams; and a host of relatives and friends.
- Graveside Service Friday, March 15, 2019
- Family Hour Friday, March 15, 2019
- Funeral Services Friday, March 15, 2019
Altamae "Jerrie" Wilson
March 15, 2019
One of the fondest memories I have of Jerrie is of her doing homework. She was taking online classes and was a fine writer. It is those quiet peaceful times I was blessed to witness that I hold dear.
Continued prayers and God’s comfort to the family.
- Much Love, Stephanie