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Eleanor 'Ellen' Wilson

Eleanor (Ellen) Durham Wilson, 92, of Ellisville, Mississippi, died Monday, September 10, 2018. She was born Thursday, March 18, 1926 in Collins, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Ellisville Funeral Home in Ellisville, Mississippi. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Ellisville Funeral Home and the Burial will follow in Ellisville City Cemetery. Bro. Jimmy Hood will officiate. Ellisville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (601) 477-3797

Ellen graduated Valedictorian from Salem High school, Collins MS in 1944. She began her tenure with the Civil Service in Newark, NJ. Returning to MS in August of 1946, she associated with State Bank and Trust in Collins. In 1948 Ellen married her high school sweetheart, Daniel E. Wilson, then after the birth of her only daughter, Beverly, she assumed the role of housewife and mother until 1956, when she joined the staff of the Covington County Hospital in the business office.

1960 was the banner year for the Wilsons, when they moved to Ellisville and Ellen joined the staff of Merchants and Manufactures Bank, now Community Bank, where she enjoyed a long career of meeting the towns banking needs and socializing with friends while she assisted them.

A member of the United Methodist church and also a member of The Eastern Star and the past Matrons Club. She retired from the Community Bank in 1988 at which time she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and then her great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by Daniel (Elf) Wilson (Husband), John Durham (Father), Ida Durham (Mother), John Allen Durham Jr. (Brother), Floyd Durham (Brother), Edith Durham Dudash (Sister), Clarence Durham (Brother), Johnny Morris (Son-in-Law).

Survivors include Beverly Wilson Morris (Daughter), Melanie Morris Pecunia (Richard) (Granddaughter), Mandi Morris Frischhertz (Roy) (Granddaughter), Anna Claire Pecunia (Great-granddaughter), John Morris Pecunia (Great-grandson), Jackson Pecunia (Great-grandson), Ella Grace Frischhertz (Great-granddaughter), Wilson Frischhertz (Great-grandson), and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Lee Endom, Jim Walley, James T. Tisdale, Trevor Wigley, Jim Clark, and Ralph Thornton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Terrell Tisdale, Bobby Shows and Frank Therrell.

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Eleanor 'Ellen' Wilson
March 18, 1926 - September 10, 2018




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