Obituary of Bobbie Mays Wilson
~~Mrs. Bobbie Dean Mays Wilson was born December 8, 1936, to Mr. Charles Edward Mays, Sr., and Mrs. Lora Lee Wrighter Mays in Chilton, Texas. She was the oldest of twelve children.
She received her formal education in Chilton, Texas. She attended Frederick Douglass Elementary, Middle and High Schools. In 1956, she was a member of the first graduating class from Frederick Douglass High School. She later earned a Business Education Certification from Durham Business School, Dallas, Texas. After receiving her Business Certification from Durham, she was employed with the City of Dallas until her retirement in 1997.
At an early age, Ms. Bobbie professed Christ as her personal Savior and united with St. Paul Methodist Church, Chilton, Texas. She relocated to Dallas, Texas, and united with St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church, in 1974, under the pastoral leadership of Dr. Zan W. Holmes, Jr. She was a faithful member of St. Luke for more than 40 years. During her membership at St. Luke, she served as President of the Altar and flower Guild and Hospitality Committee where she was known for baking delicious cakes and pies. Prior to her illness she was an active member of the Sanctuary Choir, United Methodist Women and Disciple Bible Study. She dearly loved her church and church family.
Following Bobbie’s move to Dallas, she met and married Mr. Melvin J. Wilson. To this union, one son, Rory E. Wilson was born.
Ms. Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband, her only son, Rory, parents, three brothers, Charles, Jr., Robert and Morris and two sisters, Ella and Marilyn.
Ms. Bobbie made her transition to heaven on Friday, July 21, 2017, she answered the Call of her Lord and Savior and was united with her departed love ones.
She leaves to Cherish her memories, her daughter, Beverly J. McNeal, son-in-law Richard, Grandson, William; Brothers, James and Stanley Mays (Pat) Dallas, Texas; Sisters, Mary M. Martin (Eddie), Edna and Shirley Mays, Waco, Texas; Estella Mays, Dallas, Texas; numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, devoted friends and visitors, Pat Carroll, Lola Redic and Kathy and Randy Luster.