Billie Jean Wilson, devoted Wife, beloved Mother and ï¿½Grannyï¿½, a long-time resident of San Marcos, passed away February 6, 2010 at the age of 81. She was born October 6, 1928 to Ray Rodney and Linda Ellinda Clark on a farm in Bishop, Texas which instilled in her a lifelong love of the land. She singlehandedly managed and preserved her family lands in the coastal bend area and west Texas for all of her adult life.
Billie was a Magna cum Laude graduate of Texas A& I University. She married her loving husband, Wilton Leland Wilson September 1, 1951 in Kingsville, Texas and together they created a home filled with love for their children and grandchildren. They demonstrated their love and support for everyone in the family, attending musical, sporting and livestock events over the years and encouraging each child to pursue his or her career and family goals.
She is survived by devoted husband Leland Wilson of San Marcos, sister Linda Rae Marshall of Austin, loving son David and wife Vicki of San Antonio, loving daughter Sara and partner Lorette of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, granddaughters Chesney Wilson Woods and husband Trey of Cibilo, Chantry Wilson VanderZee and husband Jacob of Pipe Creek, grandson Cade Wilson and wife Chelsea of Levelland. Great grandchildren Quade and Molly Woods and Tynlea Wilson.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 9, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of San Marcos. The funeral service will begin at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be private; Rev. Mark Newton will officiate. Grandchildren and spouses will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Coastal Bend Land Trust, 1305 North Shoreline Road, Ste 205, Corpus Christi, TX 78401 or First Baptist Church of San Marcos.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Thomason Funeral Home, 396-2300. Sign our guest register at www.thomasonfuneralhome.com