Elizabeth Appleton Wilson

May 21, 1937September 12, 2018

Sara Elizabeth "Libba" Wilson died peacefully on September 12, surrounded by her family. Libba was born May 20, 1937 in Montgomery, Alabama to parents Wesley Howard and Sara Elizabeth Appleton. She was raised in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Northside High School in 1955. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and graduated Auburn University with a degree in art in 1959. While at Auburn, she met her future husband George Wilson with whom she had two sons, Brett W. Wilson (Patricia) and Clayton B. Wilson (Sherry). Libba took great pride in her four grandchildren, Taylor W. Wilson, Victoria E. Wilson, Elizabeth B. Wilson, and Sara M. Wilson. They will always be comforted by their memories of "Nana" who shared her passion of travel, baking, the arts, nature, and charity with them. She was always quick to remind them of their Southern manners. Libba touched everyone with her infectious laugh, her loyal friendship, her generosity, her positive spirit, and her unwavering Christian faith. Her natural curiosity and zest for learning led to a lifelong passion for travel, often with her beloved sister, Mary Coker Appleton. Together they visited five continents, all 50 U.S. states, and 28 countries. She is also survived by extended family throughout Mississippi, Alabama, and the rest of the country. Her spirit will live among us forever. A service in her memory will be held Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m. at H.M. Patterson & Son-Spring Hill Chapel at 1020 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30309. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Southwest Christian Care Hospice ( or the Alzheimers Foundation (


  • Visitation Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 15, 2018

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Andrew Shahan

September 21, 2018

Brett, Clay, Coker and family -

Accept my condolences on the passing of your mom and Coker of your dear sister. I fondly remember her as a warm and gracious lady. I remember she once sent me during the holidays some of her favorite recipes for Christmas cookies. And years ago she asked me to help her cater at private parties for which she had prepared such wonderful food. I did this a few times and will never forget being side by side with her in the kitchen in the "trenches" and at venues among many, many guests who so greatly appreciated her culinary prowess.
I won't ever forget her kindness to me, her laugh that brightened any room, and her Southern grace that added dignity and light to any occasion.

Andrew Shahan (Ray)

Nila Winn

September 14, 2018

What a perfect picture - always a smile on her face! She joined me when we first started the Special Needs class. She loved them, and of course they loved her. So faithful to serve in any way. And we always loved the extra treats she brought from her catering gigs! Like many, I'm blessed to have known her. And her cheerful nature always cheered me up!!