ESSIE RUTH (PHILLIPS) WILSON, of Berryville, Arkansas was born February 20, 1925 in the Osage Community, Carroll County, Arkansas, daughter of Billie and Roxie (Fultz) Phillips. She departed this life Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 92 years.
She is survived by her son, Bill Wilson and wife, Joyce, of Bogata, Texas; sister, Janice Keck of Berryville, Arkansas; grandson, Ryan Wilson and wife, Christine, of Berryville, Arkansas; granddaughter, Nicole Ankele and husband, Cameron, of St. Louis, Missouri; five great-grandchildren, Josh Wilson, Hunter Wilson, Finn Ankele, August Ankele and Wren Ankele; numerous other relatives, friends and loved ones.
Jessie was united in marriage with Roy Everett Wilson, who preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her parents, Billie and Roxie (Fultz) Phillips.
Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel, Berryville, Arkansas with funeral service following at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Keith Moore officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Gobble Cemetery, Osage, Arkansas under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to Southern Heights Baptist Church, 279 Hwy 221 South, Berryville, Arkansas 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.