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Celebrating the life of

Arlene O'Neill Wilhelm

October 22, 1956 - January 06, 2021

Arlene O'Neill Wilhelm

Arlene O’Neill Wilhelm, a long time resident of Savannah, GA and current resident of Fernandina Beach, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away January 6th, 2021.  She was born October 22nd, 1956 in Biloxi, Mississippi to the late Robert and Irene O’Neill of Savannah, GA.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 20 years, Lawrence Joseph Wilhelm, two sons; Steven Edward Collins and his wife Dawn Smith Collins, Christopher Robert Collins and his wife Jennifer Moesch Collins, step daughter Heidi Wilhelm Hall and her fiancé Tyler Trehern, step daughter Victoria Wilhelm Carpenter and her husband Timothy Edward Carpenter.

She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Sean O’Neil Collins, Kelsee Madison Collins, Kassidee Elizabeth Collins, Mac Lawrence Hall, Christopher Robert Collins, Jr., and Patrick O’Neill Collins.  Her grandchildren were her passion in life and loved them dearly.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Robert (Bobby) James O’Neill.

Arlene is a graduate of Armstrong State College, where upon completion of her degree became a Registered Nurse in Savannah, GA. doing what she did best caring for and assisting those within the community.  After years of hospital service, she became owner of a successful medical infusion company, continuing her devotion of caring for those in need.

She truly lived her life to the fullest, traveling on cruises with her soul mate, Lawrence, cooking for the entire family and inspiring all with her gift of conversation and compassion.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary service at 6:00 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2021 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. The  Mass of Christian Burial will be private, followed by interment in the Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery on Saturday, January 9, 2021.

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So very sorry for your loss. Praying for the family and friends.

- Terri Hix, Jacksonville , FL


So very sorry for your loss. Praying for the family and friends.

- Terri Hix, Jacksonville , FL


So very sorry for your loss. Praying for the family and friends.

- Terri Hix, Jacksonville , FL


So very sorry for your loss. Praying for the family and friends.

- Terri Hix, Jacksonville , FL


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Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Mrs. Arlene was a sweet lady, our family enjoyed getting to know over the last 2 years while in Fernandina.

- Holt Family , Fernandina Beach, Florida


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Our deepest condolences. I know she loved her family with all her heart. She had a heart of gold and will be missed dearly.

- Carpenter Family , Savannah , GA


Services under the direction of:

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