Obituary of Caroline Elaine Wilson
Caroline Elaine Wilson was born on April 23, 1951 in Union, South Carolina. She was one of two daughters born to Walter and Betty (Burgess) Wilson. As a young girl, Connie moved with her family to Michigan where she graduated from Trenton High School. She made it her life’s work to care for her home and family.
Connie loved to shop and found everything she needed (or perhaps didn’t need!) on Amazon. Christmas was her favorite time of year, so naturally she enjoyed shopping for gifts. Connie also loved decorating for the holidays. Every corner of the home was adorned, including a Christmas tree in her bedroom. Connie found peace in watching the snow gently fall on a quiet evening. A nature lover, she also enjoyed visiting her daughter’s cabin in Beaverton, Michigan where she took the opportunity to cruise around on a golf cart and watch the wildlife.
Connie had an adventurous spirit. Connie always looked forward to her annual trip to South Carolina, to spend time with her mother and sister. Reading romance novels and binge-watching Netflix shows on television brought her adventure closer to home. The “Vampire Diaries”, science fiction, foreign flicks, and Hallmark movies were among Connie’s favorites. Normally a poised and reserved woman, her grandchildren had the ability to bring out the little kid in her. She had a knack for soothing the fussiest babies and the ability to rock them all to sleep.
Caroline Elaine Wilson, age 71, of Monroe passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday; December 1, 2022. Her passing was preceded by her parents and a son: Scott Canode.
To cherish her memory, she leaves two daughters: Lisa Poley and Tracy (James) Beeler; five granddaughters: Nichole (James) Roberts, Shawnee Poley (Joshua Rigsby), Chelsea (Michael) Bechard, Nikki Graczyk, and Chloe Shaw; five great grandchildren: Aubrey, Ada, Kaylie, Anthony “Dante”, and Isabella; one sister: Beverly (Wayne) Halliday; and her former spouse and close friend: Richard Canode.
Friends may gather on Friday; December 9, 2022 from 2:00pm until 6:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. A Celebration of Caroline’s Life officiated by Pastor Roy Southerland will begin at 6:00pm also at Merkle’s. Cremation has taken place through the on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation in Erie, Michigan.
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