Wilson, Christine Hansen - passed away peacefully in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Catherine and Bill P'Simer. Born March 7, 1914, in Allendale, MI she married William Oliver Wilson July 1, 1931 relocated to Knoxville and was happily married 58-years until the passing of her husband in 1989. The union of Christine and Oliver produced 9 children, 22 grandchildren and 30 plus great-grandchildren. Christine is predeceased by her parents Laurits Herman Hansen and Marie (Reed) Chappell Hansen; husband William Oliver Wilson, Sr.; infant child Harold Earl Wilson; daughter Barbara Wilson Garrett; grandson Jerry P'Simer; sisters Louise Hansen Johnson and Florence Hansen Snoke, brothers Laurits (Bud) Hansen, Marion Hansen and Carl Richard Hansen; daughter-in-law Pamela Lynch Wilson; and son-in-law Bill Huffaker. We can only imagine the history and events witnessed and experienced by this sweet and gentle lady during her glorious 97-years and 5-months on this earth. Left behind to celebrate her life are sons James Oliver Wilson and wife Shirley Laugherty Wilson; Knoxville, TN; Richard A. Wilson and wife Vernice Hengst Wilson, Houston, TX; William Oliver Wilson, Jr., South Grafton, MA; Walter Carl Wilson and wife Cheri Witt Wilson; Knoxville, TN; daughters Dorotha (Huffaker) Howard, Hollywood, FL; Catherine P'Simer and husband William O. P'Simer, Charlotte, NC; Katie Seals and husband Sidney R. Seals, Oneida, TN; son-in-law Clarence (Sonny) Garrett, Knoxville, TN; sisters-in-law Kathleen Ferrell and Katherine Wilson; former daughter-in-law Freida Wise Wilson; numerous grand children, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. On behalf of Catherine P'Simer and husband Bill P'Simer, who provided homecare for Mom during her final months, the family would like to thank all the employees of Hospice Palliative Care, Charlotte, NC for their caring support and for making our mother laugh and feel better during their numerous visits. Anyone who would prefer to do so in lieu of flowers, may send donations to Hospice Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204.
The family and friends will meet 10:15 a.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary and go in procession to Mt. Olive Cemetery for a graveside service and interment at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Sean White officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway.
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