Mary Ann Hamil Wilson, age 79, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2018, surrounded by family.
Mary Ann was born March 22, 1939 to Russell and Lola Hamil. She was born and raised in New Edinburg, Arkansas alongside her brother, Jim. She married Marlin D. (“Dale”) Wilson on May 29, 1955. She spent most of her adult life in the Orlando area where she raised three sons. She did so while also working outside the home initially for an architecture firm and then for more than 20 years as a bookkeeper/accountant for the law firm of Wooten, Honeywell & Kest, P.A. (now Wooten Kimbrough, P.A.).
Mary Ann loved to spend time with her family. She was kind hearted and always encouraged those around her. Mary Ann loved to laugh and carried a twinkle in her eye. She grew up playing piano in her church and often told how she avoided doing the dinner dishes by entertaining her family on the piano.
Mary Ann is survived by her three sons - Gregory Dale Wilson (Orlando), Joe Glen Wilson (Orlando), Gary D. and Betsy Wilson (Maitland); as well as grandchildren - Patrick Boyd Wilson (Killen, TX), Scott Van Hook Wilson (Charleston, SC), Andrew Hamil and Maddie Wilson (Atlanta, GA), and Caroline Elizabeth Wilson (Maitland).
A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, December 28th, at Orangewood Church (1300 W. Maitland Blvd, Maitland, FL), with a reception to follow at Orangewood. Interment will follow at Glen Haven Memorial Park (2300 Temple Dr, Winter Park, FL) with a graveside service at 2:00 pm where she will be laid to rest next to her late husband, Dale.
Mary Ann was my dear friend for over thirty years. We shared many wonderful times together. Mary Ann was a shining example of a Southern, Christian lady. I will miss her always. My prayers are with you all.
Peggy Lawson McDowellQuincy, FL
Mary Ann was truly a sweet and endearing spirit. She was an encourager, a prayer warrior, and was quick to overlook the flaws and hurts from others. She loved well, especially, her family. She delighted in her grandchildren who will remember her fondly as Nana. She was a great cook whose recipes wil continue to be passed down. She will be deeply missed and was like a Mom to me. Well done, good and faithful servant.
Pam IrwinTallahassee, FL
You and your family are in my heart and mind. Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
Christiana CochraneLongwood, FL
Mary Ann was a sweet friend and a blessing to know. She was indeed an encourager who cared deeply about the people in her life. She persevered through many trials in her life with a sense of humor and trust in the Lord. I will greatly miss her!
Beth PhilbrickOrlando, FL