ENDA NESBIT WILSON, daughter of the late Edward and Carrie Green Nesbit, was born on February 8, 1937 in Awendaw, SC. Surrounded by her family, Edna peacefully transitioned from labor to reward on Thursday, April 21, 2022 after a brief illness.
Edna loved the Lord and accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and personal Savior at an early age. In 1953, she joined Waters A.M.E. Church and was a faithful member for 69 years. Every Sunday she looked forward to attending morning worship service, dressed in her Sunday's best . She was involved and served on several organizations; the Minnie E. Walden Missionary Society, Lay Organization, Usher Board, Carolina's Club and the Paul Chester Soup Kitchen.
Edna received her formal education in the Baltimore City Public School System. As a young girl, Edna was excited to be one of the first to receive a credit charge account from Lincoln Clothing and Shoe Store in Baltimore(she was also featured in the local newspaper).
Edna was a dedicated employee of Church Home Hospital for over 42 years until the hospital closed its doors in 1999. At the hospital, Edna was well known and considered the "Overseer". She always had the right touch with a caring spirit. After retiring, because of her passion to help others, she became a Caregiver. For over 30 years, she provided loving care and companionship to numerous individuals and families. There was a special connection and bond with Ms. Michaels and Ms. Connie with who she cared for. Edna and Ms. Michaels relished in many fun activities together daily. Edna had a unique and extraordinary relationship with those who came in contact with her. She gave everyone her "BEST".
Edna's favorite past time was cooking Southern meals and she was known for her famous "Pounds Cakes and Sweet Potato Pies".
In 1953, Edna married Kingar G. Wilson and the union was blessed with four children; George, Michael, Tonya and Denise, who preceded her in death, was most loved and cherished. Edna really enjoyed family gatherings (family reunions), getting involved with the planning and conveying her thoughts and ideas with Aunt Mazie.
She had great friends that she loved spending time with, especially her co-workers from the Church Home Hospital. Her grandchildren and Great-grand children were the joy of her life and she impacted them with great morals, values and encouraging words of wisdom.
Edna truly was a giver, always willing to do her share and lend a helping hand. She was a true servant and lived a life full of love, joy and service that she shared with the world. She touched so many hearts and for this we are grateful.
Edna will be missed by everyone who knew her. To carry on her legacy, she leaves behind her surviving and devoted children: two sons, George and Michael; one daughter Tonya; sons-in-law, Elmo Rosario and Rev. S. T. Sirleaf; eight wonderful grandchildren; Tracey, Keith, Monae, Latonya, Kiyana, Shannon, Shardae and Ericka; eleven great-grandchildren; siblings, Annabell Loyal of Jamestown, SC, Esther Deshields (Donald), Earl Nesbit (Geraldine); in-laws, Arthur Lee (Reola), Elder Sandy Jr.(Mahilda) of Jamestown, SC, Oscar Lee (Ida) and Mazie Greene (Friendly); devoted family; Karen Dunlap, niece, Ida Mae Green and Pearl Price (raised as Sisters); cousin, Gloria Carter; a host of wonderful longtime friends; Elizabeth Alderman "Little Bit" and William Leonard; countless friends from Church Home Hospital, Waters A.M.E. Church and a hosts of loving nieces, nephews and relatives.