Mrs. Jeannette Bowman Wilson transitioned peacefully to eternal life on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Summerset Assisted Living Facility in Atlanta, Georgia. Jeannette was born on June 26, 1926 in Pensacola, Florida and was the only child of Fred and Dora Bowman. She received her education in the public schools of Pensacola and continued her educational pursuits in Atlanta, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Spelman College and a Master of Arts Degree from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University). Additionally, she earned Leadership Certification from Georgia State University. While at Spelman, she met and married the love of her life, Thurmon Bruce Wilson and they both had stellar careers in the Atlanta Public School System. During their fifty-two years of marriage, they were best friends and also partners in various entrepreneurial, real-estate, sales and business endeavors. They both served faithfully as care-givers for her mother, Mrs. Bowman.
Her areas of specialization included: Elementary Education, Reading Specialist, Data Collection, Leadership-Supervision and Curriculum Development. Her distinguished career of outstanding and dedicated service included tenure at E.C. Clement Elementary School, John F. Kennedy Middle School and Ralph Bunche Middle School. Her knowledge and expertise led to assignments as Lead Reading Teacher, Curriculum Assistant, and Curriculum Specialist. Mrs. Wilson retired in 1992 and although retired, she served as a consultant and writer of curriculum for the Resource Guide (K-12) for the 1996 Olympics
Her professional and civic affiliations included serving as a member of The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa ,Inc., the National Education Association, the NAACP and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Mrs. Wilson was a faithful, proud and active member of Central United Methodist Church. She was a woman of God who exhibited her love for her church through dedicated support and contributions of service including serving as a member of the Administrative Board, the Trustee Board and Associate Lay Leader.
An outstanding teacher/administrator and a dynamic leader, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thurmon B. Wilson; her parents, Fred and Dora Bowman; Cousin, Ross Adams, Jr.; and uncle and aunt, Ross and Geneva Adams.
To cherish her memory, she leaves cousins, Bertha Carter Adams, Granville (Angerlyn) Adams, Sr., Reginald Adams, Granville Adams, Jr., A’Miah Adams, all of Pensacola, Florida; A’Melia Adams and Aiden Adams, Jacksonville, Alabama; Christine (Willard) Ward, Kristen (Dewayne) Carter, Dewayne Carter, and Kennedy Carter, all of Pickerington, Ohio; Eric Ward, Troy, Alabama; nieces-in-law, Gina R. Wilson, Alexandria, Virginia; Sheila Quarterman, Washington, D.C.; childhood friend, Clarence (Thelma) Salter, Pensacola, Florida; special friends: Pastor Byron (DuWanna) Thomas, Anita J. O’Neal, Ann (Charles) Harris, Hazel Barkley, Barbara Garnes, Georganna Nesby, Raynard Dean, Christine King Farris, all of Atlanta, Georgia, and a host of many other friends and former colleagues.
Grissom-Clark Funeral Home
SERVICES Visitation Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Grissom- Clark Eastlake Chapel 227 East Lake Drive SE Atlanta, Georgia 30317 Get Directions on Google Maps AKA Sorority Ivy Beyond The Wall Ceremony Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:00 PM
Grissom- Clark Eastlake Chapel 227 East Lake Drive SE Atlanta, Georgia 30317
Funeral Service Friday, December 01, 2017 11:00 AM
Central United Methodist Church 501 Mitchell Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30314
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