Viola Irene Martin Wilson


Viola Irene Martin Wilson
Irene joined her huge family awaiting her in their Heavenly Home on Monday, March 25, 2019.
She was born in Electra, Texas to Lula Kidd and G.C. Martin on Valentine Day, February 14, 1930. She was the 12th child of a family of 15 children. Irene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arlie Wilson; children, Patsy Lamberti, Sandra Harris, and Kevin Wilson; btothers, William Oscar, G.C. Jr., Jack, Earnest, Raymond, Harold and Baby Martin; sisters, Lora Watson, Flora Neal, Cora Shirley, Wanda Wittlif, Bernice Lively, Joyce Gregory, and Inez Veevers; and a grandson, Jared Wilson. She is survived by son, Michael Wilson and wife Clara; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
When her family moved to Palestine in 1940, they attended Lone Pine Baptist Church. She was a longtime member, always eager to help wherever she was needed. She worked with the children in Bible school and taught numerous Sunday school classes and teenage night classes.
She was known for her yard of beautiful flowers. Her mother also had flowers and Irene transplanted many of those to her yard after Lula died in 1957. She kept them growing all the years as a memory of her Dear Mother.
Graveside services were held Thursday, March 28th at Land of Memory Cemetery with Pastor Ron Sloan officiating.
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