August 10, 1958 - December 07, 2018
“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” 2 Timothy 4:6-7
On August 10, 1958, heaven and earth rejoiced when Shelia was born to the late John and Della Mae Wilson. She was the last of five children. She departed this life on December 7, 2018 surrounded by her family.
Shelia graduated from Kentwood High School in 1976. She married shortly after graduating. To that union five children were born. After the marriage dissolved, Shelia lived her life raising and attending to her children – until she met and then married Ivy Lee Hookfin on August 11, 2002.
After giving her life to the Lord, she confessed the goodness of the Lord daily. Her greatest method of ministry was on Facebook. She used this platform to minister and confess God’s goodness. She loved the Lord and was not ashamed of letting all know. She attended Sweet Home Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Lee Allen Pounds. She also loved her pastor. Her capacity to serve was great: She song in the choir, Missions teacher; Pastor’s Aide; Amite River Baptist Women’s Association; Sunday School Congress. Shelia was a blessing to many people in her life, she was truly an angel.
Shelia leaves to cherish her memories; a loving and supportive husband of sixteen years, Ivy Hookfin; three daughters, Anitra L. Sibley (Braniff); Della S. and Kylon S. Wilson; two sons, Kenric J. Wilson and Lonnie D. Wilson all of Kentwood, LA; two brothers, John W. Wilson of Kentwood, LA and James H. Wilson (Ava) of Leesville, LA; one sister, Emma Magee; seventeen grandchildren whom she loved dearly, and a host of nieces, nephews, and people she loved who in turn loved her.
Shelia was preceded in death by her mother & father, Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Wilson; two sisters Dora J. Bossier and Myra E. Dillon.
Visitation will be Saturday, Decembeer 15, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 Am at Sweet Home Baptist Church in Kentwood, Louisiana. A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM.