Pearl (Julia) Wilson, 92, of Troutville, was called home on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

Julia was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.

She was born on May 2, 1927, in Salem to the late Andrew Minnick and Lydia Marsh Minnick. In addition to her parents, Julia was also preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Earnest “Leon” Wilson; her brother, James Minnick; and her sister, Arlene Van Hoy.

She is survived by her sister, Edna Goodroe; brother, Ashby Minnick and his wife, Wanda; sister-in-law, Dottie; niece, Debra Simpson and husband, Charles; nephew, William Wall and wife, Maura; and many other nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank all of the nurses at Hermitage who cared for Julia especially, Ed and Linda, and to also thank all from Gentle Shepherd Hospice, especially, Sara Stump and Mary Luz Cole.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, at Oakey’s North Chapel with the Rev. Roy L. Miller and the Rev. Joe Cobb officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.oakeys.com.

 

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