Mary Francis Wilson
July 16, 1937 – January 6, 2020
Mary Francis Wilson was born July 16, 1937 in Shreveport, LA. Her parents were Annie Laura Huckabee and Everett McCann. She went to be with her Lord January 6, 2020 at her home. Mrs. Wilson graduated at Ball High School in Houston, TX. She served her country in the USAF. She attended Northwestern University and later obtained a BS in Nursing. Mrs. Wilson had an extensive career in nursing. She worked at Willis Knighton South for more than twenty years, then she was a traveling nurse for a time and then was at Colonial Oaks Nursing Home until being forced to retire from lung cancer. She was in remission for more than four years. Mrs. Wilson is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, David Wilson, and a brother, Everett McCann, Jr. She is survived by her sons, Michael Warren and wife Susan and Garrett Wilson, daughters, Deborah Warren and Darlene Rock and husband Thomas, grandchildren, Taylor Wilson and wife Tia, Alania Warren, and Jay Michael Warren, many loved great-grandchildren, sisters, Stella Sweeney and Carol Wells and husband Mike, other relatives, and many friends. A service celebrating the life of Mary Francis Wilson will be held Sunday, January 12, 2020, 2:30 PM at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, Shreveport, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Dana Casey. Interment will follow in Centuries Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 1 PM until 2:30 PM Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the funeral home.
- Michael Warren and wife Susan, Son
- Garrett Wilson, Son
- Deborah Warren, Daughter
- Darlene Rock and husband Thomas, Daughter
- Taylor Wilson, Grandchild
- Alania Warren, Grandchild
- Jay Michael Warren, Grandchild
- Josiah, Cash, and Mareico, Great-granchildren
- Stella Sweeney, Sister
- Carol Wells and husband Mike, Sister
- Visitation Sunday, January 12, 2020
- Celebration of Life Sunday, January 12, 2020
Mary Francis Wilson
January 14, 2020
The Final Salute
“Brothers and Sisters-in-Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.
This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to our Sister in Arms, Mary Francis Wilson. To her family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Mary. And to Mary it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank her for the dedicated and loyal service she rendered to her country while serving in the U. S. Air Force. Mary, you are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.
On behalf of the 761 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 123 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Mary’s family and loved ones.
Sean Armstrong, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
Ranny Griffin, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud
January 12, 2020
I will miss you so much. I will miss our talks and Pepe. Glad you are no longer in pain and with the Lord.
January 11, 2020
Mary Wilson was one of my mentors when I joined Willis Knighton in 1994! Her memory and dedication to nursing will always be respected ! RIP MY friend!
Jennifer Hodge Mattison
January 8, 2020
I will forever miss our talks and catch up sessions. I learned so very much from you over the last 30 years. You've always been a constant in my life no matter what the situation. I know you're no longer in pain and that's somewhat of a relief. Until we meet again. I love you Mary.