Dorothy Jean Wilson

Published 9:11 am Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dorothy Jean Wilson died on July 19, 2017, at 6 a.m. at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg.

Dorothy was born on July 10, 1942, in Bassfield to Charlie and Vera Polk.  Following the death of her parents, she was raised by Fred and Ethel Bullock of Old Silver Creek as their daughter.

Dorothy graduated from Silver Creek High School in 1962 and married Gene Sanders, Sr. on September 18, 1963.  She spent the next sixteen years following her husband from base to base around the world.  She finally moved back home to Lawrence County in late 1979 and lived there until the death of her husband, Gene, in 1991.

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Dorothy married her soulmate, Talmadge Wilson, January 18, 1992, and was blessed with eighteen wonderful, love filled years until his death on December 12, 2009.

Dorothy was a member of Carson Baptist Church and she loved her church family and her church.  She knew that God had put her in the right place.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Gene Sanders, Sr. and Talmadge Wilson, Sr.; her brothers Carl Polk, Bobbie Bullock and Randy Bullock; her sisters Maggie Polk, Marilou McNeese and Yvonne McNeese; and her son, Talmadge Wilson, Jr.

She is survived by her sons Darrell Sanders of Monticello, Willie Wilson of Carson and Gene Sanders, Jr. of Columbia; two daughters Tammy Ivy of Sumrall and Charlotte Jones of Santee; 13 grandchildren; and many great and great-great grandchildren, and her brother Lavelle Polk of Salem, Oregon.

Dorothy J. (Polk) Wilson blessed us for 75 years and was laid to rest beside her husband, Talmadge Wilson, Sr. in the Carson Cemetery.  Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Jean Wilson were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Saulters Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Prentiss.   

Reverend Benji Sessems and Dr. Varion Stogner officiated. Pallbearers were Shelby Wilson, Daniel Pierce, William “Bill” Bullock, Lynn Holloway, Gary Weeks, Ricky Barrett and Mitch Raynes.

Visitation was Friday, July 21, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday morning from 8 a.m. until the 10 a.m. service at Saulters Moore Funeral Home.

Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.

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