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Celebrating the life of

Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Wilson

Passed away on November 28, 2019

Her sincerity and kindness can scarcely be matched.

Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Wilson

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Wilson peacefully passed away in the comfort of her Tybee Island home.

She will always be remembered by those who knew her as a deeply loving, caring woman, who smiled often and found her greatest joy in spending time with family and friends. Her sincerity and kindness can scarcely be matched. She dearly loved Tybee Island and all the wonderful friends and neighbors she had there.

Born in Savannah, Georgia on January 24, 1931, to her parents, Helen Estella Tilton Emlott and William McNeill Emlott, both of whom preceded her in death.

Helen attended Commercial High School, class of 1949. She learned many of her cooking skills standing by the apron strings of her grandmother, Helen Estella Crovatt Tilton. She put those skills to use during her many years working in the Tybee Island Elementary School cafeteria, nourishing the lives of the many children who attended school there, being known as “one of the lunch ladies”.

She was a member and a past president of the Tybee Island Optimist Club, participating in many of their activities, fund raisers, and trips. Helen was also a founding organizer of the Tybeeites Reunion group, helping to organize gatherings of people with life-long connections to - and love of - Tybee Island.

Helen shared many precious times and memories with her long-time beau, William “Bill” Donaldson, whom she loves dearly.

She is survived by her four children, Pamela Smith (Tim), William “T.O.” Wilson (Patti), Michael “Nolan” Wilson (Ellen), and John Wilson (Michelle); her sister, Billie E. Futch; grandchildren, Justin Lane (Jayson), Stephanie Lane (Jack Eiland), Ashley Wilson (Dustin DeLoach) and Turner Wilson; great grandchildren, Boogie, Camryn, and Kenzie, and “one on the way”; several nieces, nephews, cousins.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in the Islands Chapel of Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors.

Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens

In lieu of flowers, please donate in her name to the Tybee Island Optimist Club.

 

 

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Pam, T.O., Nolan and John, Sorry to hear about your mother. She was a Tybee icon and everybody loved and respected her. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

- Jackie and Charlie Brown, Tybee Island & Metter,


I'm sorry for your loss Pam. She was a sweet lady. Sending prayers to your family.

- Barry DeMott, Savannah, GA


John, Norm and I are so sorry to read about the lose of your Mother. She sounds like she was an amazing lady. Prayers going out to the family and love ones.if we can help in anyway Please let us know.

- Carolyn & Norm Waters, Richmond Hill , Ga.


Pam, I only saw your Mom a few times, but in those times - she was the kindest soul with the sweetest smile. Sending heartfelt Prayers for you and your family's comfort during this sad time. May you always remember the precious memories that you hold in your heart. God Bless you!

- Debbie DeMott, Savannah, Georgia


John - Just heard the news of your mother's passing. Please know know you and your family are in Angie and my prayers and celebrate the wonderful life your mother had.

- Bob Staples, Savannah, GA


I am so very sorry to hear about Miss Helen. She was so, so very kind to me always. I am married to her Beau Bill's son. She was just always extremely supportive to us. I also will never forget her kind words to me right before I entered the church to get married...I always held those words close to me.

- Kimberly Ann Donaldson, Savannah, Georgia


So sorry to hear about "Miss Helen" She was so sweet to us teens when we'd gather at your house. Love prayers and blessings to all

- Donna Clark Piper, Tybee Island, GA


Thoughts and prayers with you during your most difficult time...We love you

- Dwayne & Rose O'Dell, Tybee Island, Ga


My beautiful and wonderful sister I will miss you greatly and will always love you Rest In Peace Love B

- Billie E Futch, Guyton, Ga


R.I.P. Your mom was such a sweet lady. May your fond memories of her help you through this dark time. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you guys.

- Sandra Piper, Fair Play, SC


So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

- Whitten and Saunders , Tybee Island , GA


My Great Aunt Day Day was one of the kindest women I have known. She was full of love for her family. She touched so many lives and will be missed greatly.

- Jennifer Wingard, Lexington , SC


Miss Helen was a very sweet lady. As with all of us we get older and frail. But back in the day Miss Helen could cut a rug! I love-playing music for her and Mr. Bill to dance too. I know her children loved her dearly as she did them. I pray that the Lord above gives you peace in the knowledge that she lived as she wanted. My condolences to All the family.

- Debra Sheridan, 110 cloverdale dr. Bloomngdale, Georgia


Pam, T.O., Nolan and John, Sorry to hear about your mother. She was a Tybee icon and everybody loved and respected her. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

- Jackie and Charlie Brown, Tybee Island & Metter,


I'm sorry for your loss Pam. She was a sweet lady. Sending prayers to your family.

- Barry DeMott, Savannah, GA


John, Norm and I are so sorry to read about the lose of your Mother. She sounds like she was an amazing lady. Prayers going out to the family and love ones.if we can help in anyway Please let us know.

- Carolyn & Norm Waters, Richmond Hill , Ga.


A candle has been lit!

- Anna Tompkins , Georg


A candle has been lit!

- Debbie DeMott , Georg


Pam, I only saw your Mom a few times, but in those times - she was the kindest soul with the sweetest smile. Sending heartfelt Prayers for you and your family's comfort during this sad time. May you always remember the precious memories that you hold in your heart. God Bless you!

- Debbie DeMott, Savannah, Georgia


John - Just heard the news of your mother's passing. Please know know you and your family are in Angie and my prayers and celebrate the wonderful life your mother had.

- Bob Staples, Savannah, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Richard and Debbie , Georg


A candle has been lit!

- hristi Sadley , Georg


I am so very sorry to hear about Miss Helen. She was so, so very kind to me always. I am married to her Beau Bill's son. She was just always extremely supportive to us. I also will never forget her kind words to me right before I entered the church to get married...I always held those words close to me.

- Kimberly Ann Donaldson, Savannah, Georgia


So sorry to hear about "Miss Helen" She was so sweet to us teens when we'd gather at your house. Love prayers and blessings to all

- Donna Clark Piper, Tybee Island, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Susan Taulbee , Georg


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- Jeff, Loryn and Sadie Chaney , Flo


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- hris & Pat Solomon , Georg


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- Dennis and Cheryl , Georg


Thoughts and prayers with you during your most difficult time...We love you

- Dwayne & Rose O'Dell, Tybee Island, Ga


A candle has been lit!

- Dwayne & Rose O'Dell , Georg


My beautiful and wonderful sister I will miss you greatly and will always love you Rest In Peace Love B

- Billie E Futch, Guyton, Ga


R.I.P. Your mom was such a sweet lady. May your fond memories of her help you through this dark time. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you guys.

- Sandra Piper, Fair Play, SC


A candle has been lit!

- Sandra Piper and Barbara Hosti , South Caro


So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

- Whitten and Saunders , Tybee Island , GA


My Great Aunt Day Day was one of the kindest women I have known. She was full of love for her family. She touched so many lives and will be missed greatly.

- Jennifer Wingard, Lexington , SC


A candle has been lit!

- Jessica Reeves , Georg


A candle has been lit!

- Kaye Strickland , Georg


Miss Helen was a very sweet lady. As with all of us we get older and frail. But back in the day Miss Helen could cut a rug! I love-playing music for her and Mr. Bill to dance too. I know her children loved her dearly as she did them. I pray that the Lord above gives you peace in the knowledge that she lived as she wanted. My condolences to All the family.

- Debra Sheridan, 110 cloverdale dr. Bloomngdale, Georgia


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200