Ethel Mae Wilson

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Ethel Mae Wilson, was born on March 15, 1946 in Hogansville (Troup County), Georgia. Mrs. Wilson, was brought to Dayton, OH at a young age by her Mother Annie Maude Jennings. She confessed a hope in Jesus Christ in her teenage years and united with the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and was baptized by the late Rev. David McFarland.

Mrs. Wilson, was a scholar and a member of the National Honor Society while in High School; A graduate of Dunbar High School class of 1965, her nickname was “Maybelle.” After graduation Mrs. Wilson worked for NCR later renamed AT&T Global Solutions; and retired after 32 years of service. Mrs. Wilson returned to the workforce at the Greene County Combined Health District as a secretary to the Health Commissioner. Mrs. Wilson, retired a second time after almost 20 years of Service at GCCHD.

Mrs. Wilson, was a faithful member of the Greater Saint John Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Lloyd David Hayes. Mrs. Wilson, served in various capacities while at Greater St. John and gave of her service in a gracious and Christian manner. She is remembered by as having contagious smile, laughter, and a sweet personality—a Christian lady indeed.

When Mrs. Wilson was diagnosed with dementia she relocated her residence to Reynoldsburg, OH and remained there in the home of her eldest son, until the Lord transitioned her home. She did unite with the Kingdom Power Baptist Church, but Greater Saint John was always Mrs. Wilson’s home church.

Mrs. Wilson is preceded in death by her Mother: Annie Maude Jennings and Husband: Rev. Charles C. Wilson, Sr.

Mrs. Wilson leaves to cherish her memory her Sons: Quentin Respress, I of Reynoldsburg, OH, Eric (LaTosha) Respress of Arlington, TX, and Dorian Respress of Centerville, OH, and 4 additional children by marriage; nine Grandchildren, and six Great Grandchildren, and a host of cousins and special friends.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, May 27, 2022 at Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church,4200 Germantown Pike, Dayton, Ohio. Interment at West Memory Gardens.

Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. Columbus, Ohio. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to The WILSON/RESPRESS Family, visit

Condolence Messages

  1. Doris Gober-Ligon

    To the family of Ethel Wilson. I thank God that my life crossed paths with this beautiful and humble woman. We attended Nettie Lee Roth high school together and also work for NCR Corp for many years. I remember when each boy was born. A great friendship and I will cherish those memories forever. Rest In Peace my friend.
    Doris Gober-Ligon and family

  2. Mrs. Wilson you are missed by some many. Thank you for always being kind to me, and I will cherish the time that I was able to spend with you.

  3. Pastor Quentin, Eric and Dorian. Your is remembered by me as very kind, humorous, energetic and full of Joy. A real example of a Christ follower and worshipper of God.

    Her love, kindness and inclusion of Chris and Erika will never be forgotten.

    You all will forever be in my prayers,
    Cynthia Hall

  4. Nancy Ann Kessinger

    I am so sorry for the loss of sweet Ethel. I worked with her at Greene County Public Health and she was the kindest person you would ever meet. She greeted everyone with her smile and soft spoken words. She was truly a joy to see each day and was greatly missed when she retired. Prayers for comfort for her family and rest in heaven Ms Ethel.

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