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Friday November 12th, 2010
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Friday November 12th, 2010
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Laura Wilson

Laura Van Hook Wilson, 84, transitioned into eternal life on Friday, Nov 5, 2010 at the Church of God Home, Carlisle, PA with her daughter by her side, after a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was born in Reidsville, NC the daughter of Samuel Tilton Van Hook and Eva Perkins Van Hook and was married on December 22, 1945 to Bernice Edward Wilson of Greenville, NC.
Laura was a graduate of Bethany High School, Fayetteville Technical Institute and obtained her North Carolina insurance license, which she used to assist her in managing her husband’s business when he died at the early age of 52. She was the matriarch of her family and an amazing mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend to the many residents of her hometown for over 60 years, St. Pauls, North Carolina.
Laura lived her life with passion and laughter, never meeting a stranger and always looking for a way to help those less fortunate than herself. She was a Master duplicate bridge player and especially enjoyed baking treats for her family, friends, and “shut-ins” and for her home church fellowships.
Surviving are her three children Larry T. Wilson and wife Judy of Raleigh, NC, Garry E. Wilson and wife Kathy of Wilson, NC and Ginger K. Wilson-Gines and husband Americo (Rick) of Carlisle, PA. In addition she is survived by her five grandchildren, Miranda Wilson, Jennifer Little, Hilary Wilson, Zane Wilson and Brad Gines and siblings Anne Gordon, Linda Pardue, Viola Lohrberg ,W. Edward Keen and Claude Ashby Keen. She was predeceased by siblings Charles T. Van Hook, Katie Van Hook Nagy and Helen Balassi.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday November 13 at 11:00 am at St. Pauls United Methodist Church, 406 W. Broad St., St. Pauls, North Carolina 28384. Family visitation will be on Friday, November 12 th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home, 319 W. Broad St., St. Pauls, NC. The family suggests memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, PO Box 266, Enola, PA, 17025; Suzanne G. Komen Race For The Cure at  ww5.komen.org  or St. Pauls United Methodist Church at address above.  Online condolences may be made at www.mcneillmackiefuneralhome.com .  Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home, St. Pauls.

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Ginger and family, I will always have fond and happy memories of your Mother, Laura. She always had a smile on her face in the true sense of that statement. She always laughed and enjoyed life! She gave us many laughs too! I'll forever remember early Summer mornings of picking blueberries and enjoying her fabulous blueberry pie the same evening! Laura was a gentle soul that we will never forget! I will keep you all in my prayers as you endure this difficult time of having to say good-bye. I love you much Ginger, Tati P.S. It is no wonder you are as sweet, kind and a loving person yourself! Look who reared you! love, love...

Tatiana Townsend Nov 19 2010 12:00 AM

Ginger, Americo, and Brad - Know that we care and are praying for peace for you all. We wish you the strength to carry on and the wisdom to know that God is holding you all in the palm of His hands. He will protect your hearts and guide you through this journey of life if you let him. You are one of the strongest women I know Ginger. You will be at peace soon. -Jim and Meg Rainey

Meg Rainey Nov 9 2010 12:00 AM

To the entire Wilson Family - our deepest condolences to the Family for a great loss.May her love of life, and wonderful spirit live on and in you always. -From the Dunham Staff

Dr. Mary Reed Nov 9 2010 12:00 AM

Our love and prayers are with you on this journey at this time of loss in your life."Do not let your hearts be troubled. Do not let your hearts be afraid.Have faith in God, have faith in me. In my Father's house there are many dwelling places.I go to prepare a place for you so that where I am you also may be." Jn 14:1-4 Peace and blessings, Marianne

Marianne Romagnoli Nov 9 2010 12:00 AM

Ginger and family, I am truly sorry. I wish you peace and celebration of her life.

Sandra perrotta Nov 9 2010 12:00 AM

I'm amazed at how strong you have been in handling your tremendous loss. Our love and prayers are with you during this time.Bob and Carol

Bob and Carol Wright Nov 8 2010 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you.May you keep your precious memories of her with you forever.

Donna Cheresnowski Nov 8 2010 12:00 AM