Gilda Wilson

May 13, 1936 - November 1, 2022

Gilda O. Wilson, 86, of Port Neches, died Tuesday, November 1, 2022. She was born May 13, 1936, in Tylertown, Mississippi, to Lena Mae Thornhill and Wilton O’Quin.

Gilda retired in 2008 after forty-nine years as an LVN. She loved to volunteer at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur after retirement. She had a faithful fellowship at Ridgewood Baptist Church.

The Houston Astros were Gilda’s favorite team and she loved to watch them play. One of her last wishes was to watch them enter the World Series. She also loved to listen to Christian music, spend time with her family, and gardening. Gilda truly had a wonderful life, and she enjoyed every moment.

Gilda will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a warm and caring person whose kind heart always shined, and she will be missed forever.

Survivors include her children, Timothy Wilson of Beaumont; Deborah Cutrer and husband, Gus, of Vidor; Judy Collier and husband, Randy, of Port Neches; and Holly Wilson and spouse, Kim, of Groves; grandchildren, Nathan Grayson; Josh Grayson; Katlyn McAnally; and Kelsey Oranday; great-grandchildren, Branden, Taylor, Eli, Abigail, Carl, Patience, Donovan, Braylon “Bub”, Kyler, Charlee Kay, Brodee, Brynleigh, and Brooklynn; great-great-granddaughter, Wrenley Mae; sister, Willie Mae Johnson of Prairieville, Louisiana; and aunt, Norma Jean Coker of Jayess, Mississippi.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Henry Wilson; and brother, Gary O’Quin.

A gathering of Mrs. Wilson’s family and friends will be 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 7, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at Ridgewood Baptist Church, 2920 Lake Arthur, Drive, Port Arthur, with her interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Volunteer’s Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 897, Nederland, Texas 77627.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • November 7, 2022
  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Funeral Service

Ridgewood Church-Port Arthur
  • 2920, Lake Arthur Drive, Port Arthur, Texas, 77642,
  • November 8, 2022
  • 10:00 am


Oak Bluff Memorial Park
  • 618, Block Street, Port Neches, Texas, 77651,

Comments (7)

    Rosalie (Rosie) Caughlin says:

    Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a sweetheart and I know she will be deeply missed. Sending love and prayers, Rosie.

    Judy Collier says:

    Thank you
    She was loved by so many

    Linda Flores says:

    So sorry for your loss. I volunteered with her at the hospital for about 4 years. She was a sweet, lovely soul.
    God Bless.

    Connie Hedgepeth Douglas says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family love y’all

    Evelyn Hays says:

    Judy and Deborah (and rest of the family) so sorry to read about your sweet kind mother. Knew her since she worked for Dr Drawhorn and then Mid Jeff. Also enjoyed visiting with her as she was mom’s neighbor. (Myrtis Thompson)
    prayers for each of you

    Judy Collier says:

    Thank you
    She was loved by so many

    Linda Flotd says:

    I will miss my sweet friend Gilda. We loved chatting about our Astros and other world events. Heaven has gained a special angel.

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