Fannie  Wilson


Fannie Wilson, 69, of The Woodlands, Texas, formerly of Logansport, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 11, 2019, in the Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands. She had been previously diagnosed with a lung disorder in 2018.
Born March 17, 1950, in Tazewell, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Grace (Delph) Collins.
On Sept. 18, 1971, in Greensburg, she was married to Don V. Wilson, who survives.
Fannie was a graduate of Claiborne County, Tennessee. Fannie and Don moved to Logansport in 1988 when Federal Mogul acquired Switches.
She cherished her role as a wife and mother and supported her children in all their activities. They were her hobby. She volunteered with the Berry Boosters and the Junior Civic Theater.
Fannie loved being around people. When her children entered school and her husband traveled with work, she started a career in food services working at Sycamore, Memorial Hospital and most recently, in the Logansport Community School Corporation. Students at Lincoln Middle School looked forward to lunchtime because they loved her friendly smile and sweet disposition.
In Logansport, Fannie was a member of the Cross Wind United Methodist Church. When they lived in Florida, she attended the Chapel Baptist Church in Cleremont. In Texas, she attended The Loft at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. Her faith was an extremely important part of her life and she faithfully read her devotions every day
Her favorite destination was Disney World - the happiest place on Earth. She had visited there countless times with Don, her children and grandchildren. She also loved to sew and she was an excellent cook.
The Bible says that "grandchildren are the crown of old age" and Fannie proudly wore her tiara as a very beloved "Nina." They were the "icing on the cake" of a wonderful life.
Surviving with her husband, Don, are two children and their spouses, Shana and Brad Duerr of The Woodlands, Texas; and Travis and Katie Wilson, of Fishers; three grandchildren, Sadie and Olivia Duerr and Hallie Wilson; two siblings, Colby (Beverly) Collins and Helen (Jerry) Whitaker, all of Asheboro, North Carolina; and beloved canine members of the family, Lady and Bailey.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Charlotte Duerr; her brother, Ray Collins; and her sweet canine companion, Daisy.
A funeral service celebrating Fannie's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday 18, 2019 at Fisher Funeral Chapel with family friend, Steve Gwin, officiating.
Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
You may share memories, photos and words of comfort on her Tribute Wall at
Published on May 13, 2019
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Nancy Bowditch
May 14, 2019
So sorry to hear of Fannie's unexpected passing. Prayers for her family.