Helen D. Wilson
Helen D. Wilson
March 28, 1931 - June 7, 2021


Helen Delores Wilson, 90, of Palatka passed away peacefully Monday, June 7, 2021 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka.

She was born in Leakesville, Mississippi and had been a resident of Palatka for the past 69 years, coming from Mobile, Alabama. During the 1970s she worked at Belk-Hudson Department Store and Fabrific Fabric Store, both in Palatka. Her highest calling in life was that of being a devoted wife and loving mother. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed making clothes for her family. She was an avid flower gardener and an amazing cook. She was a charter member of New Beginnings Baptist Fellowship in Palatka. She had been a longtime member of the former Tabernacle Baptist Church in Palatka where she taught Sunday School. She was also a former member of First Baptist Church of San Mateo where she also taught Sunday School.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 59 years, James “Dick” Wilson; her parents, John and Bessie Parnell; two brothers, J.T. Parnell and John Curtis Parnell; two sisters, Hazel Lambert and Elene Riley; and her parents-in-law, Juanita and Carl B. Freeman.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Merla J. Wilson of Satsuma; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia “Patsy” and John Treadwell of East Palatka; five grandchildren and spouses, Christina and Ronnie Strickland of Middleburg, Amy Treadwell and Justin Carr of Charlotte, NC, Aron Wilson of Ohio, John Matthew Treadwell of Melbourne, and Patrick Salinas of Jacksonville; three great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 10th at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Pastor Rick McClure officiating. The family will begin receiving friends one hour prior to the start of the service. Burial will follow in Palatka Memorial Gardens.

Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial gifts may be sent to a favorite charity. Friends may sign the online register at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com. The service will be live streamed at www.vimeo.com/mastersfuneralhome.

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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