Patricia Wilson

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Patricia Ann Wilson nee Morrison, 71, of Richmond, TX, formerly of Freeburg, IL, born May 20, 1950, in Sparta, IL, took her final nap Tuesday, August 11, 2021, at home.

Pat was the Queen of cards at any game she played, whether it was canasta, gin, poker or solitaire. She lived for Tuesday nights at the Bingo Hall and rarely walked out without a win. No amount of bingo cards were too much for her to cover and her luck was always present. Mom LOVED to bowl and rarely finished in 2nd place. Mom was a fan of crime novels, CSI, Dr. Pol and any Poker tournament she could find on the tube. And let’s not forget the 24 hour loop of Dirty Dancing back in 1987.

We are certain Pepsi Co. would be bankrupt without Mom’s obsessive consumption. In her later years, she became the Master of the Swiss Cake Roll and Ice Cream diet for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. We all knew when her birthday came around, we were headed to Red Lobster.

To say that she had a unique bond with each of her Grandkids would be an understatement. For Mad, it would be sharing the love of Harry Potter. For Soph it was getting the keys to her Mustang (what was Mom thinking). For Bud it’s never letting him win at Yahtzee. For RubyGrace, their unconditional affection and unspoken devotion. For Charley it was “where DID Grandma hide her Swiss Cake Rolls”?

For her 3 lucky daughters, Mom always had great advice when needed, and only when asked for, (most of the time) and shared her love for the sun and beaches, animals, visits to the theater, Hallmark Channel, and never, ever, ever said No to a DQ or Sonic stop. We’ve all inherited her passion for animals. The 12 dogs between us are testament. On our annual family camping trips, Mom made sure all the necessities of the house fit in the bed of the truck and we never wanted for anything.

Mom could make a mean cinnamon/french toast that the Grandkids requested weekly and we all will miss her specialties including her tuna, potato salad, egg sandwiches and spaghetti.

But most of all, we will just miss knowing and feeling her in the room. For even though she may not make a sound, to know she was near, was more than enough to feel safe and loved and supported.

To all who were a part of her life in Freeburg, know she found joy in dinner with the Supper Club at Gary’s or going to “The Boat” or the fine dining of Valentine’s. While working her 40 years in downtown St. Louis at CPI Corp, she made lifelong friends. But most of all she loved being with any of you and sharing a laugh.

She was looking forward to getting back to town for the Church Picnic and already had her ticket booked for 2021. We are sure she’ll be there in spirit and pass on her winning luck.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Edward E. “Sparky” Wilson Jr, whom she married on July 20, 1968; and who died on April 5, 2007; and her parents, Victor and Marguerite, nee McKinley, Morrison. Her brothers Victor R. (Fran), Gary L., Rick L. Morrison (Sue).

Surviving are her three daughters, Stacey (Rodney) Young of Richmond, TX, Stephanie (Randy) Burgess of Freeburg, IL and Shelby (Michael Cornehlsen) Wilson of Fenton, MO; 5 grandchildren, Mallory RubyGrace and Charley Young of Richmond, TX, Madeline, Sophia and Aury Babinsky of Freeburg, IL and her two sisters Pam Purkaple of Texico, IL and Marianne Morrison of Freeburg, IL and her beloved canine companion, Leo.

Memorials may be made to Jamie’s Animal Rescue ( Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, August 21, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be observed.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 21, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Pat Smoot officiating.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.



9 Comments on Patricia Wilson

Pam Bond said : Guest Report Aug 20, 2021 at 12:36 PM

Sorry for your loss, worked with Pat for many years. Pat was always kind and helpful.

  • Granite City
  • Il
J. Purkaple family said : Guest Report Aug 20, 2021 at 11:55 AM

We was deeply saddened to hear of of Patty’s passing. Please extend our condolences to family and friends during this trying time. The loss of aunt patty has yes remember the time at the cabin on the pond. Family and friends are in our hearts and thoughts.

  • Zanesville
  • OHIO
Karen and Steve davis said : Guest Report Aug 18, 2021 at 6:40 PM

We are so very sorry for your loss. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you

  • Clyde
  • Texas
Pamela Lang Piel said : Guest Report Aug 18, 2021 at 3:07 PM

Stacey and family, Please accept my sincere sympathy of the passing of your mom! May God give you ALL peace , comfort and strength at this time ! God Bless , Pam and family

  • Red Bud
  • IL
Mandy Huffman said : Guest Report Aug 18, 2021 at 3:07 PM

I’m truly sorry for your families loss you all have my condolences. Take care

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Lou Sallee Payne said : Guest Report Aug 18, 2021 at 12:18 PM

Stacy - We are so sorry for your loss May God bring peace and love to your hearts . Joyce & Lou

  • Arlington
  • Texas
Rhoda Cornehlsen said : Guest Report Aug 18, 2021 at 11:40 AM

Shelby and Wilson family, please accept our sympathy in the loss of your mother and grandmother. In the reading of the obituary, your mother appeared to have enjoyed life and was fun to be with. May your memories of her bring you comfort. Gib and Rhoda Cornehlsen

  • Perryville
  • Missouri
Kellie Phillips said : Guest Report Aug 18, 2021 at 10:10 AM

My deepest condolences to the family. Pat was like a second mom to me and will be sadly missed. Hugs!

  • IL
Lani Parker and Lulu Brown said : Guest Report Aug 18, 2021 at 9:28 AM

Mom and I were so saddened to hear of mom’s passing. We wanted to extend our deepest sympathies. She was such a sweet lady who always had a great smile on her face. Love and hugs to all of you.

  • Freeburg
  • Il

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