June Ann Wilson

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Love, Laughter, Boldness, and Strength are just a few words that describe June Ann Wilson, who was Heaven Sent in Cleveland, OH on June 23, 1946. God’s spiritual servant lived a full, amazing life and was Heaven Bound on April 13, 2021 at the age of 74. June was the daughter of Rev. Fred Douglas Wilson Jr. and Gertrude Amos Boyd Wilson, and was the middle child of her four sisters, Janet Ruby, Janice Faye, Joyce, and Jackie.

 

As a child, June Ann, and her family attended Cory United Methodist Church where she accepted Christ in her life and developed her love for God. June attended East High School in Cleveland, OH and graduated in 1964.

 

June had a great work ethic that followed her all of her life.  Upon graduating high school and having her first child Laverne Denise Kisner Price, she became a clerk for the East Cleveland Police Department. During her time working at the East Cleveland Police Department, she had her only son, David Douglas Kisner and her second daughter, Robine LaTonya Kisner. Following her time at the police department, she served a stint in the U.S. Army Reserves where she was relieved with honorable discharge after having her youngest child, Tracee Lynn-Marie Kisner. After taking a few years off of work to raise her children, she worked construction in Cleveland to help build the 71 South and I-480 Interstates and later retired as a Fiscal Clerk with Cuyahoga County Department of Employment & Family Services on Jan. 16th, 2009.  Shortly after her retirement, June relocated to Columbus, OH.

 

June was full of life & energy and had such a positive impact on everyone she came across. No matter how, or where you met June, she left a mark and made sure you would not forget her.  She was passionate, courageous, and selfless.  Because of her personality, June had nicknames that she went by based upon how you knew her.  For her grandkids, “Gram Gram” , was how we knew her and there was nothing she wouldn’t do to make sure her grandkids were happy, full, and had everything they needed.  It didn’t matter if one of us needed somewhere to stay, a plate to eat, an ear to vent to, or a joke to hear,; if we wanted or needed it, we had it, and she was going to make sure when we left her presence, we were in a better place than when we came to her.

 

“Grams” was the life of the party and could talk for hours about anything, and yet, had a side to her that was deep and no-nonsense.  She could be speaking tongues and quoting scripture one moment and laughing & drinking her Franzia boxed-wine the next. She could be telling you about yourself one moment and bring you a bowl of her peach cobbler and ice cream the next.  She was the definition of tough love.  Whatever she said to you, you may not have liked it, but it was always what you needed to hear. She had a calmness about her that let you know everything was going to be okay and to trust God, and would also be at your defense and fight for you if you needed it. “Mommy” was truly one of a kind and even until her last days, she lived life her way and was the same person through it all.  She held each and everyone of her kids and grandkids down and despite being in pain, showed a level of strength that I hope we all have when we get to that point in life.

 

This was evident in one of her final wishes being that all of her great grandkids would have been able to get one of her famous Easter Baskets before she passed.  This was a tradition that she started with her grandkids and just a week before she passed, she wasn’t concerned about what she wanted, but only on the opportunity to create a lifelong memory for Jordyn, Ty’leiyah, Carter, Khyi, McKinley, Ta’Nylah , Douglas Jr. , Janiylah, Carson, and Journi.

 

“Momma June” had such a big heart for loving on others that she also became surrogate mother and grandmother to many people, that are now viewed as family and relatives to the “Wilson Crew”.

 

“Momma June” is preceded in death by her parents Fred Wilson and Gertrude Amos-Boyd Wilson; sisters, Janice Faye Smith & Joyce Gertrude Wilson Williams; granddaughter, Porche’ Wilson and nephew, Minister Michael Jones Sr.

 

“Gerty” is survived by daughter, Laverne Denise (James) Kisner Price, son David Douglas (Rachelle Hollins) Kisner, and daughters, Robine LaTonya (TyShawn Moss) Kisner and Tracee Lynn-Marie Kisner; sisters, Janet Ruby Allen and Jacqueline Bernadine (Leon) Daily; 15 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends.

 

Momma June loved her family and in her words, “Ain’t nothin shakin’ but the bacon”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Visitation 5:00pm – 6:00pm Thursday, April 22, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). Additional Visitation 1:30pm followed by a Private Funeral 2:00pm Friday, April 23, 2021 at Unity Temple COGIC, 52 Reeb Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the WILSON Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com

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  1. Sending ourdeepest condolences to the family. May God rap his arms around you and give you the strength and peace you need. God Bless! Love you all. From Harding- Ogbonna Families

  2. To the Family
    We will miss Ms June dearly. I will forever remember our cruise trip together. Our entire family will miss her.

    Love ❤️ the Linda Berry and family.

  3. You are greatly loved. A loving beautiful woman full of joy & laughter. A fierce protector. Thank you for watching out for us as teens. We are what we are today because you picked us up every week for bible study & got us home safely. Your wit, kindness, wise counsel & beauty forever rests in our hearts. Luv you forever !!!

  4. Rodney and Tara Myers

    Sending our deepest condolences to your family during this time. We are praying for peace and joy to continue filling your hearts with all the memories and wonderful times shared with Ms. June. God Bless and Love to you all.

  5. Michelle A Sylvester

    I can’t quite wrap my mind around the thought, you’re no longer here. I guess you were in and out of my entire life since 1953 and now…no this just can’t be. Prayers of strength for each family member. June gave so much of herself to others and was so proud of her family. I’m going to miss you Big Sis. Sorry we didn’t get to have that lunch.

  6. Herb Guyer-Sharfenaker USMC

    God Bless and a Heartfelt Thank You, June for your service in The United States Army Reserve. And Semper Fi. Soldier.

  7. Sending my heartfelt condolences to the family. Thank you for always being there for my children offering them refuge and love unconditionally. Peace and love to the family.

    Denise A. Venson-Jones

  8. Sending our love to all of you at this time
    Prayerfully yours,
    Robert and Gail Taylor

  9. Geoffrey Hunter

    Sending my deepest condolences, prayers, and love to you. Ms. June was one of a kind and her spirit lives on in all of you.

    God Bless,
    The Hunter Family

  10. Verne and Family. This comes with warm thoughts and sincere sympathy. Sending heartfelt hopes that now and always. You will know God will always be with you. Look to the hills where cometh your help. God loves you all and so do we.
    Kurt Gandyman and family!

  11. Sending sincere condolences to Laverne and James Price and your entire family during this season of loss. Prayers for God’s peace and comfort.
    Love Carla Lytle

  12. I love you truly will be missed

  13. Please know that I offer my most sincere condolences to the family and am keeping everyone in my prayers! May God’s love comfort you and may you hold tightly to fond memories. Love you all much!

  14. ❤️❤️❤️

  15. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

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