Dorothy Elizabeth Knox Wilson
November 11, 1927 – December 1, 2018
Dorothy Elizabeth Knox Wilson, 91, of Newington, Georgia passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018. She was a native of Emanuel County and had lived in Newington for the past 47 years until June of 2018 when she became a resident of Southern Manor in Statesboro Georgia. She retired from Torrington in 1987.
Miss Dot never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew her. She was pre-deceased by her husband, James Ozzie Wilson; her parents, Ruben Nelson and Ona McKendree Knox; her sisters, Bertie Morris, Pauline Lamb, Tiny Mae Lance, Willie Mae Roberts; her brothers, James Knox and Karl Knox.
She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Mary W. Moore, Martha W. Jones and Nell W. Dickey and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home.
The funeral will be on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Thompson Strickland Waters Funeral Home in Sylvania, Georgia with Pastor James Horn officiating. Interment will be at Turkey Branch Baptist Church Cemetery in Effingham County. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM.
Pallbearers will be David Roberts, James Thomas Moore, Lewis Brooks Harrison, Thomas Raeb Moore, David Stokes, Marty Connell, and Casey Harrellson.
The family requests memorials be directed to Ogeechee Area Hospice, PO Box 531 Statesboro, GA 30459.
Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. www.thompsonstricklandwaters.com
- Visitation Monday, December 3, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, December 4, 2018
- Burial Following At Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Dorothy Elizabeth Knox Wilson
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December 7, 2018
I had the privilege of being the pastor of Dot Wilson and her husband in the mid 1950's in Newington, Georgia. Many Precious Memories! My wife Evelyn and I and our son David and his wife visited her in 2014. Many Precious Memories! Dot loved the Lord and lived faithfully for Him. I was greatly BLESSED by knowing her and the Wilson family.
Pastor Bobby McCurry
December 3, 2018
Dorothy, was affectionately known as, aunt Dot, by her nieces and nephews. I am one of them. For as long as I can remember she has been part of my life (I'm now 61) whether it was through stories shared with me by my mama, or by time I spent with her through the years. When I was a child our family traveled from California to Georgia nearly every summer to spend time with extended family bonding with aunts, uncles and cousins. It was such a special time for me and I really looked forward to going so that I could spend time with our extended family.
So many stories...one that best captures who aunt Dot was for me is one my mama, Ruby (Trudie) Wilson/Slater, shared with me. Dorothy took mama under her wing when she was newly married to my daddy who had joined the Navy. Aunt Dot helped her through many rough times when she struggled because she was away from family and had new demands that being a military wife put on her. Aunt Dot allowed mama to come visit when she could leaving the door open extending the kindness and compassion mama so desperately needed. That's who aunt Dot was - a woman with a big heart, lots of love and compassion for the hurting. She helped mama through some very hard times.
Later after us kids came along, aunt Dot and uncle Junior would host mama and daddy allowing them to come stay with them, when finances allowed, and both would help them with the babies - there were four of us with the greatest age difference being just 16 months! Though Dorothy was unable to have children of her own, that didn't stop her from pitching in and helping mama with her children. Aunt Dot treated us like we were her own and poured out her love on us. Mama was so grateful for aunt Dot's help! She loved aunt Dot like she was a sister.
Mama, and all of us, loved aunt Dot's can do attitude, her fun loving spirit, and her devotion to those in need. Aunt Dot was there for people when they needed her sharing love, kindness and compassion with deep faith.