Mary Sue Hill Wilson, 93, of Savannah, Georgia, and widow of James “Jim” Edward Wilson, died peacefully Thursday morning, January 16, 2020, at Sunabella at Savannah with her family and friends at her side.
Born in Washington, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Nicholson Hill and the late Pearle Leola Harrelson Hill. Sue was a longtime, active member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church where she was a member of the Daughters of the King and St. Clare’s Guild. Jim, her husband of 58 years and the love of her life, died September 4, 2019. For more than 50 years she and Jim were involved with Mysterious Santa bringing the spirit of Christmas to every person in the hospitals and nursing homes in Savannah. Sue started her banking career with the Savannah Bank and Trust the day she graduated from high school. While with the bank she worked in the auditing, accounting, and funds management departments. In the 100th year of the banks history, she was elected the first woman officer. Sue retired after 35 years of service as a Vice President. For years she and her friends met every Wednesday to play Rummikub. Sue will be remembered as a lady who always had a deep devotion and love for her church, family, and friends.
Survivors include one daughter, Sue Wilson Hartloge and her husband, Carl, of Richmond Hill; one son, Keith Wilson and his wife, Sue, of Savannah; three grandchildren, Brandon Hartloge and his wife, Brittany, Bradley Hartloge and his wife, Claire, and Dena Rhodes; two great-grandchildren, Ronnie Keith Rhodes and James Allen Rhodes; one brother, William Griffin Hill, and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 o’clock Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.
The funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock Monday morning, January 20, 2020, at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church conducted by the Reverend R. Kevin Kelly. Interment will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.
Remembrances: Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter – Suite 103, 4849 Paulsen Street, Savannah, Georgia 31405-4424 or Mysterious Santa – c/o St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church – 3101 Waters Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31404.