Sis. Hazel Phillips Wilson, one of eleven children, was born in Karnes City, Texas on April 23, 1917 to Collie and Nolvia Phillips. Official records indicate that she never advanced beyond elementary school, yet she was gifted and educated enough to be able to tutor and supplement her own children's lessons, helping them succeed all the way through high school graduation. Mack Mahn Wilson of Abilene, Texas won the hand of Hazel Phillips and their union produced three sons. In addition to tending to her own family and household, she was able to assist others with theirs, making herself available when needed. She was an avid Bible student and found great joy in attending Bible class at St. Luke Baptist Church, which was directly across the street from her home. If a service or special occasion was scheduled at St. Luke, she knew about it and often attended. In fact, she was known to sometimes get dressed and go to the church, even when nothing was scheduled, just in case something might be going on later that she could participate in. She loved God, and she truly loved her church and former pastor(s), W. N. Johnson and John V. Winters. Sis. Hazel P. Wilson found great joy in her family. One of her favorite things to do was travel to be with them. She loved rekindling and reminiscing experiences of days gone by. She was a great storyteller and as most of you know she had a keen sense of humor. She was a humble, kind and gentle woman who loved to laugh and sing. Precious memories are deeply embedded within the hearts of her brother, Flenoy Phillips of Corpus Christi, Tx; sisters, Katherine Hill of San Diego, Ca. and Wilma Hunter of San Antonio; sons, Antonio and Billy Wilson (Ollie) of Las Vegas, Nv.; grandchildren, Angela Wilson of Las Vegas, Elaine Herrera of Seattle, Wa., William Wilson, Judy Wilson, Jennifer Wilson, Donica P. Wilson, and Taylor R. Wilson, all of San Antonio; 12 great-grandchildren, and many other family members and friends who loved her.

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