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Mabel G. Wilson

February 19, 1923 - August 16, 2020

Mabel G. Wilson, age 97, of Charlestown, MD, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on February 19, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Mabel G. (Jackson) Buckalew. Mabel worked as a Baker at Colwyck Elementary school for over 20 years until her retirement. She was a member of North East Methodist Church for many years. Mabel was exceptionally creative; she was an accomplished artist and enjoyed doing embroidery and other hand works.

In addition to her parents, Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence F. Wilson; and siblings, Herbert Buckalew (Patricia), Elizabeth McGuigan, Ann Morgan, James Buckalew, Carolyn Przybyski and Frances Wright. She is survived by her children, Shirley Conley (Thomas) of Milton, Sandra Shaw (Thomas) of Chesapeake City, MD and Thomas Wilson (Lauree) of Rising Sun, MD; brother, Jack Buckalew of New Castle; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mabel’s memory to a charity of your choice or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, which was one of Mabel’s favorite charities.

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  • Aunt Mable was a fun loving and caring Aunt. There are not enough words to express all the enjoyment we had with her during so many great visits with her and with Uncle Rick throughout the years we lived in Washington DC. She will be sorely missed as will her much fought over chocolate chip cookies. She will hold a very special place in our hearts forever. We love you, Aunt Mable.

  • Please accept my condolences Tom and Lauree to you and the entire family. That’s a remarkable life span. I’d love to see her art. Be comforted.

  • Ms Mabel was one of my favorites! Thank you for allowing me to care for her

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. Mabel was an extra special person to me, I looked forward to seeing her beautiful smile every day. And was anxious to see what picture she had done for me. I have many and I will cherish them always. I love you all dearly and she will be missed but never forgotten

  • I worked with Mrs. Mabel at Abbey Manor. She was nothing less of a blessing to work with. Bless her sweet heart. Miss you sweet lady ♥️

  • My deepest condolences to all of you! Mabel/ Mother/ Grandmom was a strong and special person! As a matter of fact I still have a picture that she colored and gifted to me. I’ll treasure it along with memories of such a special Lady! God Bless you all!

  • Tom,
    I am so sorry for your loss. We had some great times at the Bay playing board games on your parents front porch and water skiing in the Bay. Your mother and father were both kind, fun, and gentle. We all had fun at my grandfather’s, Aunt Libby’s and Aunt Doris’. Prayers for you and your family. May God Bless Terri (Lee) Rich.

  • I was so sad to hear of her passing. So many of our “Beach house” friends are now gone. Mabel always made me laugh and smile. Treated me like one of the kids on the block. I know Bob loved her and her family. Rest in Peace sweet lady. Hugs and prayers to her family! I will forever miss Mabel and “Rick”.

  • So many great memories of Mrs. Wilson as a child growing up in Charlestown Manor. Rest in Peace now your with Rick foe eternity .

  • Mabel was like a second mother to me for my summers from about 13 years and up. The Wilsons were a wonderful family full of love. Best possible neighbors to have. Mabel will be missed.

  • Very sorry for your loss, Scott. She looks like a fun lady!

  • Thoughts and prayers to the family.
    RememMrs Wilson growing up at the Bay . Fond memories of Mrs.Wilson growing up .
    REST IN PEACE

  • Such a sweet lady. Who always took care of us kids in the manor during the summer. Thoughts and prayers for all of your family members.

  • So many happy memories with Mabel and family. She was always such a nice lady and fun to be around. I sure miss those “old days” at the beach. My deepest sympathies to the family.

  • So sorry for your lose.Thanking of you and your family.

  • I will remember how she always greeted me with “Hey honey”, when I would go to get her up in the morning. I will remember how I could hear her singing, “You Are My Sunshine” from the hallway. She was always singing a song. And she always gave me a big hug with a bright smile. She was such a determined woman. She always tried to do things for herself! Nothing or no one could stop her! I will miss her. She was truly a joy! Love you “Mabel Wabel”…. 🦋 My prayers are with her family and friends! 💗

  • Sending you my deepest condolences for the loss of your mom.
    My memories are of a kind and sweet Aunt.

    Barbara (your cousin)

  • Dear Wilson family, I am so sorry for your loss. I’ve know Mabel since 1970. Mable was a wonderful person. I often stopped to chat with her while walking my dog. She was always so friendly and kind. RIP in piece sweet lady.

  • I was honored to have met Mabel late in her life. She was so kind and gentle and I was amazed by her artistic talent. Sandi, for her sake, I hope she doesn’t get a room across the hall from my dad in heaven. Peace and love to your family.

  • My sincere condolences to Shirley, Sandy, Tommy and your entire beautiful families, for the loss of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I remember her to be a pretty lady and very kind when I came to your house to play. Bless your family and may Mrs. Wilson rest in peace!

  • Dear Sandy, Tom and Family;

    Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    The video was beautiful.
    Mabel was so pretty!

    Love,
    Pamela and Ken

  • Ms Mabel was a beautiful person both inside and out. I enjoyed our weekly visits at Abbey Manor very much. She had a delightful sense of humor and always gave me a hug when I would leave. I was hoping to be able to see her once again before it was too late, but it just wasn’t to be. My sincere condolences to the family.

  • While working at Abbey Manor, I have met a lot of residents, but none of them touched my heart the way Mabel did. She was the sweetest person, my favorite resident. I miss pushing her down the hallway while she would sing “It’s a Hap-Hap Happy Day”. I enjoyed spending time with her. I still have the pictures that she colored hanging on my wall. I am forever grateful that I had the chance to be her caregiver and be apart of her life. Until we meet again. ❤️