December 13, 2014
Date of Service: December 16, 2014
Interment Location: Masonic Section
Barbara Lee Wilson, age 62, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, December 13, 2014 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness.
She was a daughter of Mary Evelyn Wilson Sargent, Elizabethton and the late Richard Lee Sargent and was born in Carter County. Mrs. Wilson was a retired LPN and worked at several area hospitals during her life. She was a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church and a member of the Golden Group at Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Wilson enjoyed cross-stitching, painting, working puzzle books and working ceramics. She loved cats, dogs and children.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Ruby Wilson; and a brother-in-law, Carl D. Hardin.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 39 years, Larry E. Wilson, of the home; two sisters, Shirley Banks and husband, Wilbur, Unicoi; Roberta Campbell and husband, Ed, Elizabethton; a sister-in-law, Barbara Presnell and husband, Mike, Johnson City; two brothers-in-law, Lester Wilson and wife, Verna, North Carolina, Michael Wilson and wife, Lynn, Jonesborough; three nieces, Alisha Ferren, Mary Ann Hughes and husband, Chris, and Michelle Nichols; two nephews, Jonathan Presnell and Nicholas Hardin; three great nieces, Courtney Hughes, Kelsey Hughes and Harper Ferren; four great-nephews, Deacon Ferren, Jaelyn Hardin, Tynnesson Hardin, Sage Nichols; and a special friend, Donna.
The Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Monday, December 15, 2014 in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Reverend Ray Colbaugh and Reverend Nick Colbaugh officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mike Presnell. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Monday, prior to the funeral service in the chapel or at the residence of the mother, Mary Evelyn Sargent.
The graveside service and internment will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 16th at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Ed Campbell, Nicholas Hardin, Jonathan Presnell, Mike Presnell and other selected family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Wilbur Banks, Paul Pierce, Larry Peters, Billy Grindstaff and Jimmy Peters. Everyone will meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton at 9:15 AM on Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Alan Colyar and Dr. Martin Tran for the love and care shown to Mrs. Wilson during her illness.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to their favorite charity.