Jo Ellen Wilson

December 24, 1939July 30, 2018

JoEllen Wilson (nee Lawson) passed away peacefully July 30, 2018 at age 78.

She is pre deceased by parents Thomas and Janet Lawson as well as adored granddaughter, Nicole Wilson. She is survived by her beloved husband Dr. Richard Wilson, children Sally (Joseph) Duva, Christopher (Deirdre) Wilson, Richard Wilson; loving grandchildren Adrianna, Victoria, Kelly, Blake, Luke, Riley, Brody, Tyler and Gabe. In addition to family, JoEllen also leaves behind many loved close friends.

JoEllen is most remembered as being an attentive and devoted mother as well as a loving and deeply dedicated grandmother. A registered nurse, JoEllen was always known to volunteer her time and resources to many groups and organizations including the medical auxiliary at Sacred Heart Hospital and Meals-on Wheels program. She was involved in her children’s school activities, acted as a Brownie scout troop leader, and steadfastly attended her grandchildren’s sports events, beaming with support and pride. JoEllen loved to watch Philadelphia Eagles games, play tennis, lunch with girlfriends and spend time with her family at Sea Isle City for yearly family vacations; her most treasured memories. Her loving, kind and generous nature will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Family and friends are invited to the Service on Friday August 3, 2018 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Rd, Allentown, PA at 12:00PM. A burial will take place Saturday August 4, 2018 12:00PM at Albert Cemetery (Rippletown Cemetery) Church Road (State Route 2047) Mountain Top, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to under the ‘Donate Now’ tab. Arrangements have been entrusted to BLAKE-DOYLE Funeral Home, Collingswood, NJ. Please leave your remembrances of JoEllen on


  • Richard Wilson, Husband
  • Janet Lawson, Mother
  • Thomas Lawson, Father
  • Sally Duva, Daughter
  • Joseph Duva, Son-in-law
  • Christopher Wilson, Son
  • Deirdre ., Daughter-in-law
  • Richard Wilson, Son
  • Adrianna ., Granddaughter
  • Victoria ., Granddaughter
  • Kelly ., Granddaughter
  • Blake ., Grandson
  • Nicole ., Granddaughter
  • Luke ., Grandson
  • Riley ., Grandson
  • Brody ., Grandson
  • Tyler ., Granddaughter
  • Gabe ., Grandson
  • Jo Ellen leaves behind many close friends and beloved family. She is predeceased by her parents Thomas and Janet Lawson as well as granddaughter Nicole.


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Jo Ellen Wilson

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Mary Elaine Longen

August 2, 2018

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Sally, Joe, Adrianna, Victoria, Mr Wilson and all of the Wilson family. I will always remember Mrs Wilson as a special lady with a gracious laugh who was so dedicated to her family. She will be missed.