Marcella (Sally) Wilson- The beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend was called home by our Lord on June 30 in her McCormick, SC home. Her passing leaves an empty spot in the heart all who knew her.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Carl of nearly 51 years in May, 1997, Sally is survived by four children: Terry Wilson (Soi) of McCormick, SC, Carolyn Painter (Bill), of Silver Lake, OH, Eric Wilson (Jane) of Richmond Heights, OH, and Tony Wilson (Judy) of Rochester, NH. Sally is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Michael Wilson, Kimberly Shaffer, William Painter, Jennifer Shell, Katey Mikolay, David Wilson, Taylor Wilson, Sara Dela Vega, Elissa Adams, Nathan Wilson, Zachary Wilson and 12 great grandchildren.
Born on June 29, 1925 in Louisville, OH to Fred and Ida Schwall, she has one surviving sister, Ida Prendes of Louisville, OH, and one brother, Thomas Schwall of Ontario, OH. Preceding her to eternity were brothers, Fred Kirby Schwall and Jack Schwall, and sister, Jean Karcher.
Sally graduated from Louisville High School and married Carl in 1946 and lived in married student housing at Mount Union College. It was on to East Sparta, OH until 1961 when they moved to Chardon, OH settling in the Bass Lake Community. Following retirement, Savannah Lakes Village became their final home. Sally recently reflected about how happy her life has been and how Bass Lake and Savannah Lakes were the best places in the world to live. Sally enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, cooking for family and friends, and until recently, golfing. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
The McCormick United Methodist Church will host a celebration of life for Sally at 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 9.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Abbeville/McCormick County Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 238, McCormick, SC 29835-0238.
Harley Funeral Home and Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome.com) is in charge of the arrangements.