November 08, 2017


Emelda Smith Wilson
December 15, 1921 - November 5, 2017 

Emelda Smith Wilson, age 95, she was born on December 15, 1921 in New Orleans, LA. A resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.
Words alone are deeply inadequate to describe the grief our family and friends feel after losing our mother. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother and true friend to many. She was an Angel on earth for all of us and we will truly miss her love, guidance, and inspiration.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara W. Spiers; a son, Kenneth E. Wilson, Jr. (Darlene); seven grandchildren, Debra S. Bruno (Tony), Joseph L. "Jay" Hall, Jr., Cam Elizabeth Lucas, Joshua Kalena, Stephanie Clayton (Doug), Alexis B. Wilson, and Kenneth E. Wilson, III; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson, Brayden Smith; and a future great-great granddaughter; a son-in-law, Joseph Hall.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Wilson, Sr.; a daughter, Lynda W. Hall; her father Oliver L. Smith; her mother, Mary S. Walters; her step-father, Andrew J. Walters; her son-in-law, O. R. Spiers, Sr.; and grandson, Chuck Spiers; three sisters, Beulah Jones, Evelyn Barham, and Gladys Grimes; brothers, Henry Smith, Oliver Smith; and Woodrow Smith.
Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 5:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 P.M. Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Clay Norwood officiating. Interment will follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

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