Manchester, Tennessee – Mrs. Norma Jean Rogers Wilson, 88, passed away Tuesday June 4, 2019 at the NHC Nursing Home in Tullahoma. She was born in Morrison, Tennessee in Warren County on February 22, 1931, to Dion and Eliza Irene Bonner Rogers who preceded her in death in addition to her husband of 51 years, LeRoy Ramsey Wilson; sister, Willie B. Woodlee; brother, Leslie Glenn Rogers.
Mrs. Wilson was a retired teacher. She taught in Warren County, Coffee County and the College Street Elementary School. She was a member of the Saint Paul United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Coffee County Retired Teachers, TEA, MTEA and the American Legion Auxiliary. One of her proudest achievements was being Outstanding Educational Teacher of America in 1975.
She was baptized at age 12 and remained active in all church activities, volunteered with Human Services for 3 years, was a caregiver to her husband with an extended illness, proud Wife, Mother and Grandmother. She had a deep everlasting love for all the children she taught during her forty years. She was a caretaker for her elderly neighbors and had a deep, everlasting love for family and especially her relatives. She wanted her last hour to be her finest hour of her entire life.
She is survived by her son and his wife, Jimmy Dale and Rhoda Wilson of Winter Park, Florida; grandsons, Christopher Scott Wilson and Patrick Dale Wilson; sister, Donna Sue Cooper, Antioch, TN; sister-in-law, Wilma Rogers, Morrison, Tennessee.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon Saturday June 8, 2019 in the Central Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Parks officiating with burial to follow in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 10:30 AM – 12:00 noon Saturday at Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee. www.centralfuneralhome.com
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