OBITUARY

Minnie Floretta Wilson

February 20, 1928October 8, 2020

Minnie Floretta Wilson, 92, of Charleston, died October 8, 2020. Minnie was born February 20, 1928, in Charleston, WV, to William Eugene and Birdie (Lucas) Prouse. She was preceded in death by her parents, 7 siblings, 5 infant sons and her husband, Earl Wilson. Minnie is survived by her children, Rebecca (John) Lovejoy, David (Gina) Wilson, and her granddaughter, Autumn. She worked many jobs over the course of her lifetime but enjoyed the ones that helped others the most. She had a passion for life. Her fighting spirit gave her the determination to live every second that life would give. Her pets brought her great joy over the years. She loved to cook, garden, and spend time on the porch on pretty days watching the birds and admiring the beautiful flowers. She loved Christmas and enjoyed watching the Hallmark Channel and drawing. She was an artistic type and could always create something beautiful from nothing. A private family graveside memorial service will be held at Wilson Cemetery, Charleston, officiated by longtime family friend, Pastor Robert Dean. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kanawha-Charleston Humane Society 1248 Greenbrier Street, Charleston, WV 25311 or www.adoptcharleston.com. The online guest book can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com. Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden is in charge of arrangements.

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me

If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today, While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say. I know how much you care for me, and how much I care for you, And each time that you think of me I know you’ll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand, That an Angel came and called my name and took me by the hand, And said my place was ready in Heaven far above, And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye, For all life, I’d always thought I didn’t want to die. I had so much to live for and so much yet to do. It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you. I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, I thought, just for a while, I’d say goodbye and hug you and maybe see you smile. But then I fully realised that this could never be, For emptiness and memories would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things that I’d miss come tomorrow, I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow. But when I walked through Heaven’s gates, I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me, from His great golden throne, He said, “This is eternity and all I’ve promised you, Today your life on earth is past but here it’s starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last. And since each day’s the same, there’s no longing for the past. But you have been so faithful, so trusting, so true. Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do. And you have been forgiven and now at last you’re free. So won’t you come and take my hand and share my life with me?” So if tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart, For every time you think of me, please know I’m in your heart.

~David Romano

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Twila Mitchell

October 19, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I always knew her as "Pete" Wilson and looked forward to coming to her home each time I visited my grandparents. My dad thought the world of both Pete and Earl. We spent many a fine afternoon sitting in her living room talking about the old days, and laughter was always present. Your mom was a wonderful hostess and always made everyone feel welcome. The love she had for Earl was never-ending, and I'm sure she is content to be once again laid next to him. I will miss her smile and her genuine warmth.

Ruth Taylor

October 13, 2020

David and Gina sorry for your loss
Remember Mrs Wilson coming to bank. Always so pleasant and friendly. Hugs and prayers to the family.

Jerry Gross

October 11, 2020

Becky, sorry for your loss of your mom I sure know how hard that is. I remember your mom at LORDS when You and I, worked next door with Vernon at Mary Jane Shoes. The good ole days. May the LORD be with you and your family in these difficult times.
Jerry Gross

Ruth Rose

October 11, 2020

Mrs. Minnie was a very beautiful woman and she had a loving and supportive family. She was so talented in her drawings. Rebecca and Autumn spoke so highly of her, I felt like I knew her and loved her. She is in Heaven now and will never have any more pain. Rest in peace.
Ruth and Bill Rose

Ernestine dean

October 9, 2020

Floretta and I talked a lot on the phone. She was 5 years older but we had a lot in common. She grew up without a mother at a young age. This had to be hard. We all married young in those days. Also had our children young. I am very close to her daughter Rebecca Ann she is like a second daughter to me. She always took care of her mom as only a daughter can. Her needs were always met .Autumn I claim as another grand daughter. She was always there for Floretta. Took her everywhere when her health would let her go. Rebecca husband John would do man things as mowing and fixing things. What a blessing that Floretta had such a caring family.

Debbie Hanson

October 9, 2020

Rebecca,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers and hearts.

Sincerely,
Debbie Hanson and Linda Harbaugh

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