Ellen L. Wilson, 93, of Columbus, Ohio, passed Friday, February 09, 2018 of natural causes. Ellen was born to Albert and Ethyl Barnes, April 25, 1924, in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Ellen graduated from Newark High School in 1942. She further pursued and obtained a paralegal degree from Capital University Law School in 1975.
Survived by 4 children: Stephen A (Barbara ), Charles A (Kate), Michael R, and William E (Lynn) and sister Mardell Jefferson. She also is survived by 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. There are a host of relatives and friends including special friend Colonel James Payne. Preceded in death by her spouse of 29 years, Michael R.Wilson; sister, Dora Moore; and loving cousin, George C. Churchill.
She was a member of Esther Chapter #3 Order Eastern Stars, Past Matron. Also a faithful dedicated church secretary and member of various organizations of Gethsemane United Methodist Church. She was an avid reader, fearless trailblazer, and extremely adventurous. Ellen accomplished many achievements in her life including working for numerous volunteer organizations and surviving breast cancer. She spent many years working at law firms including Bowen Bell Francis White & Saunders (Columbus, OH), and Schiff Hardin (Chicago, IL). She also spent many years working for Columbus and Fort Lauderdale Housing Authorities.
Ellen had an infectious personality compounded with her unconditional love towards family. She created an affectionate connection with everyone by always pouring her heart into those blessed enough to be around her. She truly was one of God's angels dedicated to helping people from all walks of life make the world a better place.
Memorial Services to be held Friday, February 16th at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 5081 Carbondale Drive, Columbus, OH 43232 starting at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating: Pastor Cecil J Fitzgerald Thompson.
OES, Order of Eastern Star Service will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Cremation, Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society, Inc. prior to service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in her memory to the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University.