Evelyn Wilson

April 10, 1929March 11, 2021

Evelyn Creel Wilson, 91, passed away peacefully in Tallahassee, FL, on March 11, 2021.

She was born on April 10, 1929, to Burl and Edith Creel of Kimberly, AL. After graduating from Phillips High School in Birmingham in 1946, Evelyn went to work as a telephone operator for Bell South. In 1949, she married Samuel Edwin Wilson, and the couple raised four children in Center Point, AL. She served as a Sunday school teacher at Center Point Methodist Church, and also shared her time as a Boy Scout mom, Girl Scout leader, and Erwin High School football supporter and band chaperone. When her sons went to Auburn University, she became an avid football fan. Later in life, Evelyn returned to work as a billing clerk and formed additional deep friendships.

Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Bea Cotellis and son-in-law Andy; daughters-in-law, Jolene and June Wilson; granddaughter, Morgan Wilson Sisk; adopted granddaughter, Janae Taylor; and nieces and nephews, Carolyn Fowler, Sydney Norred, Becca Schuppener, Laura West, Mark Creel, and Sam, Jim, and Tom Moyers; great-nieces and nephews, Tony Viola, Christel Woods, Sherri Ikner, Jeff Fowler, Alex Ratcliff, Wesley Woodard, Samantha Alexandria, Evelyn and Madelyn Moyers, and Jake and Nikki Walters; and many much-loved cousins. Evelyn was preceded in death by her loving parents; husband; sons, Burl and Bob Wilson; daughter, Betty Wilson; and brother, Bob Creel.

Evelyn was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by those who knew her. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and cared for the needs of her family and friends. She was so fond of dogs and cats that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Alabama Animal Adoption Society at 2808 Crescent Avenue, Homewood, AL 35209.

Evelyn will be interred next to her husband and daughter at Jefferson Memorial Gardens, Birmingham. Family and friends are invited to a virtual gathering to remember Evelyn—Mama Wilson—on her birth date, April 10, at 2:00 p.m. EST. We will share memories and celebrate her life. In honor of her and her love of color, no black please.

Family members and friends can register here to attend via Zoom: After registering, guests will receive event updates and instructions about how to join by computer or telephone. If you would like to record and share a video of your favorite memories of Evelyn, please upload your video by Friday, April 2, here:


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    Saturday, April 10, 2021


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