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May 09, 2022


Leona Fannie Thomas Wilson

October 1, 1935 - May 3, 2022

Leona Fannie Thomas Wilson, affectionally known as “Lil Sister”, was born October 1, 1935 in Wilmer, LA to the late Hosie “Boss” Thomas and Jessie Lee (Dyson) Thomas and ascended home to glory on May 3, 2022.

Sister Leona joined Silver Creek Church at a young age.   The church was later renamed Union Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church.  She was baptized and committed her life to Christ at an early age. She served faithfully on the Senior Usher Board and Women Missionary Society, assisted Young Peoples Department (YPD), taught Sunday School, and organized/led the Junior Usher Board until her health began to decline.

Sister Leona leaves to cherish her loving memories her husband of 63 years, Daniel Wilson of Franklinton, LA; her four children: Kenneth E. (Maria) Wilson, Sr., of San Diego, CA; Shari K. (Jerry) Burnette of New Orleans, LA; Alease M. Wilson and Jermaine A. (Tonia) Wilson, both of Houston, TX.  Four grandchildren: Kenneth E. Wilson, Jr., Ashley N. (Randall) Edwards, Chauntel A. Wilson and Jakob J.C. Wilson; three step-grandchildren: Paco Fowler, Michael Burnette, and Fred W. Rueger; one great-granddaughter on the way – Naomi G. Edwards, and one step great-granddaughter, Eris Edwards; two very special caretakers, Georgia M. Warren and Amy Wilson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Hosie (Boss) Thomas and Jessie Lee (Dyson) Thomas; brother, Doris Thomas; sister, Wilkie L. Warren; and one granddaughter, Jardan A. Wilson. 

A Drive through viewing Friday, May 13, 2022 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Crain and Sons Funeral Home.

Funeral service on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Union Chapel AME Church with Rev. Gary Porter, Pastor; Rev. Sherman Berry, Eulogist. 

Crain and Sons Funeral Home, Franklinton in charge of arrangements. 

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