Anita F. Wilson 1962-2020

BOARDMAN — Anita Fran Wilson of Boardman, formerly of Delaware Avenue, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Fran was born Jan. 21, 1962, in Youngstown, the youngest daughter of Herman and Mary Lois Rhodes Wilson.

She was a 1980 graduate of The Rayen School.

As a child, she was baptized at Zionhill Baptist Church, and her strong foundation of faith remained with her throughout her life.

Fran was the primary caregiver for her parents. She loved the holidays and enjoyed music, cooking, crafts, decorating and social media, where she had a huge following with her daily inspirations.

She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family, including her mother Mary Lois Wilson; five sisters, Marian Wilson of Youngstown, Joette (Charles) Logan, Maureen Wilson and Inger Wilson, all of Liberty Township, and Brenda (Gary) Rozier of Campbell; 11 nieces and nephews who loved their Auntie Fran, Passion, who she helped rear, Janeen, Cameron, Corey, Alexis, Jasmine, Ashley and Aaron (Nunzia), Mack, Tameeka and Sheena; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Kay (Josh), Kylan, Alexia, Aniya, Robbie, Keegan, Keenan, William, Chloe and Corey Jr. She also leaves her uncle, Charles (Elsie) Rhodes; her lifelong friends, Arlene Rosemond and Lona Murzda; and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Herman Wilson, and nephews, Randy and Wadell Casey.

The family would like to thank the emergency room and the second-floor intensive care unit doctors and nurses at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

A celebration of life service was held Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Jaylex Event Center.

Ministry of comfort and transitional care entrusted to J.E. Washington Funeral Services Inc.

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