Funeral services for Maybell Jones Wilson will be held Friday, Dec. 30 at noon at the First St. Paul M.B. Church, 144 Phillips 350 Road in Helena-West Helena.

 



Funeral services for Maybell Jones Wilson will be held Friday, Dec. 30 at noon at the First St. Paul M.B. Church, 144 Phillips 350 Road in Helena-West Helena.



The visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Stephens Funeral Home chapel.



Maybell (Jones) Wilson was born Sept. 8, 1912 in Winchester to Alfred (Alf) and Mary Martha Jones. She was the fourth of five children. All siblings preceded Mother Wilson in death. Mother Wilson confessed a hope in Christ at an early age in Arkansas and continued to lead a life of faith throughout her many years in Detroit under the leadership of Rev. M.L. Gooch and the Christian Community Baptist Church.  Mother Wilson moved to West Helena in 1998 to be closer to her daughter after the death of her husband of 69 years and joined the Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Southland. She was a loyal member until her health began to fail her.



Mother Wilson was joined in holy matrimony to L.A. Wilson on May 12, 1929 and to this union one child was born, Mary L. Meadows. Mother Wilson was a lifelong homemaker who devoted her life to her husband, daughter and grandchildren. She was an avid community and church supporter in Detroit for many years.  Mother Wilson’s home was always an inviting and welcoming haven of rest. She turned no one away and always had time for a cup of tea or a listening ear. Her favorite scriptures were the 23rd chapter of Psalms and the 25th chapter of Matthew.



Mother Wilson went home to be with her heavenly father shortly after the clock struck 12 on Dec. 25, 2011, Christmas Day. Her husband, L. A. Wilson of Detroit, her daughter Mary L. Meadows of Helena-West Helena and her foster daughter, Reolia Boykes of Gould, preceded her in death.



Survivors include a grandson, Eddie L. Wilson (Lynn) of Helena-West Helena; a granddaughter, Sharon L. Greene of Helena-West Helena; eight great-grandchildren and eight great- great grandchildren. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and family friends to cherish her memory. Mother Wilson’s love of family and caring faith will serve as a legacy to those she leaves behind.



Rev. Andrew Phillips will officiate.



Burial will be in Springlake Cemetery in the Southland community.



Arrangements are entrusted to Stephens Funeral Home.