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Sara Lee Wilson 1933-2019

From life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commanded her destiny. This describes Sara Wilson, age 86, who died December 10, 2019 at Imboden Living Center.

A family-led Memorial Service Celebrating Sara’s life will take place at First Christian Church, Decatur, Illinois on Friday, December 27 beginning at 7 pm. There will be no visitation prior to the worship service. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Sara was born in North Carolina in October of 1933, one of 14 children born to Robert Henry and Georgina Rice. She spent her childhood and teenage years in Black Mountain, North Carolina where she met the love of her life, Cecil Wilson. They were married for 59 years. They worked together each day in business, worship, life, and love. Cecil preceded Sara in death in March, 2016.

Sara earned an Education degree at Blue Mountain College in Mississippi.

The Wilsons moved to High Point, N.C. as a young couple, where they owned and directed a chemical supply company that supported the furniture, paint, and varnishing industries.

Sara was a devout follower of Jesus Christ. Her Christian lifestyle is her greatest legacy. She was known for her generous approach to the needs of many Christian ministries.

Sara is survived by her daughter Leslie (Wayne) Kent, her son Bart (Theresa) Wilson, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, along with hopes of more great-grands yet to come.

Her parents, her husband, and a grandson, Jimmy preceded her in death.

Sara’s family extends a special appreciation and love to the people of Decatur who embraced the Wilsons when they moved from North Carolina in December 2013.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to First Christian Church for use in the congregation’s Arts Academy, or the BEST program at New Life Pregnancy Center.

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