Edna May Wilson was born on April 23, 1941. She entered her eternal heavenly home on March 26, 2022. She was eighty years young and lived an amazing full life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Ruth Hunt; husband, Duane Wilson; daughters, Tammy Robinson and Barbara Hayes.
She leaves behind six children, Duana (Chris) Morton, Dolly (Scott) Justice, Louella (Mark) Forbes, Buddy (Jessica) Wilson, Terri Tolbert, and Raymond Wilson; twenty-seven grandchildren; and thirty-one great-grandchildren.
Edna worked in the nursing field for forty years. She loved and cared for her patients as if they were her very own. Her most recent job was working in environmental services at Calhoun City Schools, where she worked full time up until a week before she passed.
Mrs. Wilson was an incredibly unique and beautiful soul. She loved her children unconditionally, yet her grandchildren held a special place in her heart. She made sure to be as active in their lives, as much as she possibly could. You could find her sitting in the stands, regardless of the sport, cheering on her babies. She loved attending the local community and school productions just as much and would clap with pride the loudest above anyone.
Edna marveled over her great-grandchildren as well. She always showed her love in the ways most Nanas do; special treats, a dollar here and there, or even just an extra long hug to let them feel her love firsthand.
Edna was diagnosed in September 2020 with stage four lung cancer, yet she was determined not to let it slow down her adventurous spirit. She enjoyed bike riding and swimming. She also made it her goal to try out new things such as indoor rock climbing and some zip lining.
Edna was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Calhoun. She loved attending services to hear Pastor Shane Parrott preach Gods word. She especially loved his passion and love for God, along with his conviction to share the gospel with everyone.
Mrs. Wilson made one last selfless act, to help the medical field understand the human body, just a little bit better. She donated her body to Emory University School of Medicine.
In lieu of a funeral, the family will inform friends as to when they will hold a celebration of life.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their thoughtfulness of prayers and kind words during this time. They also ask for everyone to donate to a charity of their choice or help someone in need, rather than sending flowers. Edna would have wanted it that way.
The Brannon family and staff are honored to serve the family of Edna May Wilson.