Nelma Lloyd Knight Wilson

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Funeral services for Nelma Lloyd Knight Wilson will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Union Cemetery Chapel. Bro. Ken Henbest will officiate. Interment will follow the service at Union Cemetery.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

A memorial service for Mrs. Wilson will be held September 6, at the Woodway First United Methodist Church, 21000 Woodway Dr., Woodway, Texas. Rev. Bryan Patrick will officiate.

Mrs. Wilson passed away on August 31, at her residence in McGregor.

She was born in Freestone on November 11, 1933, to Lloyd H. and Muriel Knight. Nelma graduated from Teague High School with the class of 1950. She attended business college in Dallas before going to work for Southwestern Bell/ AT&T, where she retired after a 30-year career. Mrs. Wilson returned to work for AAFES and retired permanently after five years. She was a delightful lady and devoted herself to her family, whom she loved. Mrs. Wilson was talented in painting, deco podge, making jewelry bracelets, and cooking. She was always trying new recipes. Though she didn’t enjoy “roughing it,” she tolerated camping in an RV and really enjoyed the camp house family reunions. Nelma married Gene Wilson, a high school classmate, on January 27, 2007, and shared over 12 wonderful years together. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Woodway First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Wilson of Mc-Gregor; one daughter, Vicki Kathleen Clark and husband Dennis of North Richland Hills; one son, Reggie Black of Dallas; three grandchildren, Nicholas Barnum and wife Jennifer, Christopher Barnum, and Jessica Hutchison and husband Tiger; seven great-grandchildren, Austin Barnum, Noah Barnum, Ethan Barnum, Christian Barnum, Katalina Barnum, Victoria Hutchison, and Guinever Hutchison; numerous cousins and friends.

Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd H. and Muriel Knight.

She met every battle hurled at her with the tenacity of Job and with grace and dignity and was so quietly talented, never to be forgotten.

The family requests memorials be made to the Freestone Church of Chirst, P.O. Box 343, Teague, Texas 75860 or to the Woodway First United Methodist Church, 21000 Woodway Dr., Woodway, Texas 76712 or online at

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