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Jewell Dean Wilson

May 17, 1929 — May 2, 2021

Jewell Dean Wilson, 91, of Benton, TN passed away on May 2, 2021.

She was born on May 17, 1929 in North Georgia to Babe and Ruby Dixon. Jewell was married to Bobby Joe Wilson for many years until his death in 2001. The couple raised two rowdy boys, Anthony “Tony” Wilson, and Gregory “Greg” Wilson.  She enjoyed working in the yard, painting, sewing, and going to the senior center dances. Jewell took great pride in her appearance and had beautiful ocean blue eyes. She was an avid coffee drinker and was sure to offer a cup to anyone that came through the door. Christmas gatherings were held at her home and she always made sure to have her cheeseball and holiday punch ready. 

She is preceded in death by her loving husband Bobby Wilson, parents Babe and Ruby Dixon; sisters, Willie Mae Bryant and Myrtle Silvers; brother, Mikey Dixon; sister-in-law, Dot Wilson, and brother-in-law, Jay Neely.

Jewell is survived by her sons, Greg and Tony Wilson, sister, Ruthie Neely, brothers-in-law, Raymond Bryant, and Don and Doug Wilson, niece, Sheila, daughters, in-law, Kim Wilson and Phyllis Law, sister-in-law, Linda Wilson, and granddaughter Brittany Wilson.

A Gathering of Friends and Family will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.  A private Celebration of Life graveside service will be held at a later date.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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