Audra Lee Wilson, 78, of Viola, Arkansas, passed away, Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at her home in Viola.
She was born in Bakersfield, Missouri on September 21, 1939, daughter of the late Lillie (Crawford) and Joseph Clifton Roper. Audra spent her life as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was united in marriage to Chester Wilson on June 8, 1958 at Enterprise Baptist Church in Viola and from this union three sons were born, Clifton, Richard and James. During her working years, she worked in the Navy Commissary. Audra was a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church, past President and Chaplin for the VFW 9777in Salem, Arkansas and the Navy Wives Club. Her hobbies included camping, fishing and bowling. She was quite the bowler and received a trophy for bowling a 300. Audra and Chester went fishing one time and she caught 125 Blue Gill while Chester caught nothing.
Audra is survived by her husband, Chester Wilson of nearly 60 years; sons, Clifton A. Wilson and wife Linda, Richard Lee Wilson and wife Trina and James E. Wilson and wife Sandra all of Viola; eight grandchildren, Laikynne Whitsel and husband Danny of Cotter, Arkansas, Zackry Wilson and wife Christina of Viola, Deonna Cozad and husband Chris of Viola, Tyrel Wilson of Viola, Vonica Hix and husband Chris of Fort Worth, Texas, Jennifer Welter of Oxford, Arkansas, Loni Roberts of Viola and Timothy Lee of Gassville, Arkansas; 22 great grandchildren; sister, Joan Nelson of Texas and brothers, J.C. Roper and wife Ann Marie of Oklahoma and Johnnie Roper and wife Justine of Viola.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lillie and Joseph Roper; sister, Patty Roper and brother, Carl Roper.
Pallbearers include: Richard Wilson, James Wilson, Tim Lee, Tyrel Wilson, Zackry Wilson and Chris Cozad
Honorary Pallbearer is Clifton Wilson
Funeral services will be Monday, March 5, 2018 beginning at 10:00 AM with Laikynne Whitsel officiating at Enterprise Baptist Church in Viola. Interment will follow at Pickren Hall Cemetery in Viola. Visitation will be Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Doty Family Funeral Service Chapel in Salem.
Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral Service of Salem, Arkansas.