Born on January 26, 1934 in Micco, Florida
Departed on April 23, 2021, in Rockledge, Florida
Our beloved, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Pauline Wilson, 87, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 23, 2021.
Pauline was born and raised in the town of Micco, FL. Her parents were European immigrants. Shortly after graduation from Melbourne High School, she married the love of her life Dick Wilson. She was widowed after 57 happy years of marriage. Pauline and Dick raised three children and she lived to see her ten grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Pauline’s family was the most important thing in her life.
Pauline was a devout Christian and was a charter member of Emmanuel Methodist Church, where she and Dick were actively involved in many ministries. They were also involved in many other activities that served the community, including Meals on Wheels, Civitan, and Scouting.
Avid travelers, Pauline and Dick visited every state and 34 countries. They especially enjoyed cruises. In earlier years, they also enjoyed skiing and square dancing.
Cooking, sewing, flower arranging, puzzles, crafts, and shopping were some of Pauline’s many interests.
Pauline is predeceased by her husband Dick, daughter Debbie, and brother Ernest. She is survived by 2 children, Dr. Richard (Regina) Wilson and Dori Cowart; son in law Jack Saults; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and many beloved friends.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 7 from 5-7pm at Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home. Services will be held at Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home on Saturday, May 8. Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne is serving the family, 321-723-2345.
Pauline and family lived across the street from my family for ten years. They were a major part of my growing up. Her daughter Debbie became my best friend. I have so many wonderful memories with them. When our family had to uproot to California midway through the school year, the Wilson family let my older sister stay with them so she would be able to complete her final year of high school with her class.
I’m sad Pauline had to endure the loss of her daughter Debbie just two months ago.
I know I’m always going to miss them, Pauline and Debbie.
I’m thankful I was able to visit with Pauline and Debbie on my last drive to Florida in 2018, along with my older sister who flew in for the day. We had a fun day together touring the old neighborhood, and Wickham Park. I was already planning to get back for a longer visit.
In December, Pauline was hoping I could push my vacation time forward to February instead of June this year, and stay at her house. That was the last time I spoke with her.
My heart and prayers are with all the family and friends.
Rita Tumminello, California
Pauline and Dick were the first neighbors we had the pleasure of meeting when we arrived in our home on Turtlemound Road. We were steadfast friends for the 17 years that we resided there. I was fortunate enough to maintain contact with Pauline these past years. Our few catch-up lunches were always a pleasure as she shared the many activities and events of her expansive family. Family was her singular focus and admiration .
Dori, I am so sorry for your loss.
I did not know Pauline (personally), but know her son, Dr. Richard Wilson who has always spoke so highly of his Mother. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Wilson family at this difficult time. God bless you all. Judy Thomas, Melbourne, Florida