She was born in Urania, Louisiana, on June 19, 1953, to Melvin “Buddy” Wilson and Billy Marie Sweat Wilson.
She is survived by Toby “Carolee” Neal of Jena, Louisiana; daughters Jennifer Neal “Bryan Beggs”, Brandi Neal of Albany, Oregon; brother Gary Wilson of Simsboro, Louisiana; sisters Marilynn “Jim” McDonald of Huntsville, Texas, Rhonda “Bill” Byrom of Charleston South Carolina, Kelly “Robert” Salmi of Alexandria, Louisiana. She has 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
At her request cremation is taking place and no services are to be held.
Our Beloved Grandmother,
I feel like our time with you was cut way too short. You taught me how to get through tragic times but you forgot to teach me how to get through living without my best friend. We have so many memories with you as young kids. Jordan’s favorite memories of you are the times you took us to the church in Belfry to have picnics under the cotton tree. You were ever present for us as children and continued to play a central role in our lives as we grew into young adults. My favorite recent memories of you are our lunch dates. Three times a week we came together to drink coffee, eat lunch and talk about life. I miss your good morning and good night messages, and I miss your contagious laugh but I will miss these times the most. You are gone from this earth now but we know you are still with us. Tallan clears a spot on his bed for you every night, just like you did for him when he stayed the night with you. Thank you for watching over us. I love you and miss you more than words can explain.
All My Love, Jayda Marie Webb