Juanita Wilson, 84, of New Castle, Ind., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana following a brief illness.
She was born April 8, 1928 in Keno, Ky., a daughter of the late Gilbert and Girtie Taylor Wilson.
For many years, Juanita owned and operated Uptown Cleaners on 18th and G Avenue. In the 1950s, she sang and played bluegrass with her first husband, "Little Jimmie Hughes" and the Country Boys Band. She often performed at Baker Park and sang live on WCTW where her husband worked as a DJ. She was a member of Mount Union Baptist Church in Keno, Ky.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Harold L. Wilson; two sons, Ricky Hughes of Naples, Fla., and Gary (and wife Shelley) Wilson of New Castle; two grandchildren, Shelby and Joshua Wilson; five sisters and one brother, Doris Dobbs of New Castle, Faye (and husband Jim) Daily of Keno, Ky., Jimmy (and wife Janie) Wilson of New Castle, Marilyn Sue Johnston of New Castle, Joyce (and husband A.J.) Davis of New Castle and Brenda (and husband Jerry) Phelps of Bronston, Ky.; three sisters-in-law, June Wilson of New Castle, Wanda Wilson of Somerset, Ky., and Alice Shepherd of Carthage, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jimmie Hughes; four brothers, Arthur, William, James and Virgil Wilson; a sister, Mallie Kidd; and two brothers-in-law, Ernest Johnston and Harold Dobbs.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Sproles Family Funeral Home, New Castle, Indiana with Rev. Larrel Boling and Rev. Paul Kirk officiating.
Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery West Lawn Addition, New Castle, Ind.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The Sproles family and staff are honored to serve the family of Juanita Wilson.