Ada Wilson, age 82, passed away peacefully on July 29th, 2015 at the West Houston Medical Center in Houston, Texas surrounded by her family. Ada was employed with the State of Illinois for 35 years at the Jacksonville Developmental Center in Jacksonville, Illinois. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, travelling and spending time with her large family. Her sense of humor, kindness and support will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Visitation for Ada Wilson will be held at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 1307 South 9th Street, Mount Vernon, Illinois on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held following the visitation at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Tim Goodwin officiating the services. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Hughey Funeral Home will handle the funeral arrangements. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Ada Wilson is survived by her brother, Louis W. Davis, Indianapolis, Indiana; daughter, Sheilah Wilson, Houston, Texas; daughter Edna Wilson, Davenport, Iowa; daughter Margaret (Kevin) Kennedy, Jacksonville, Illinois; son Larry (Christine) Wilson, Las Vegas, Nevada; daughter Glenda (Larry) Clark, Moline, Illinois; daughter Catherine Wilson, Houston, Texas, 19 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.
Ada was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi to Jessie and Gertrude Davis on September 10, 1932. She spent her early childhood years in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Mounds City, Illinois and Forest City, Arkansas. She attended high School in Forest City, Arkansas. Ada is preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Gertrude; five brothers, Elijah, Oscar, Johnny, Robert Lee and Herman Davis; four sisters, Lucinda McClain, Almeda Anderson, Clotee Davis and Jessie Mae Davis; son, Lee Freddie and daughter, Ruth “Ruby” Wilson.