Obituary of Joanne Christine Wilson
Joanne Christine Cook Wilson went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday May 3rd, 2022, after a short illness. She was at home surrounded by her husband and daughter at her passing. She and her husband had recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. There's was a bond built on faith in Christ understanding that time is eternal and their final home will be with Him in heaven. Joanne was 84 years young.
She was born April 8, 1938, to Alma and Steven Cook, both predeceased, in the town of Elmira NY, where she grew up. Joanne leaves behind her husband, Warren "Bill" Wilson; daughter, Bridget (Robert) Sweet; two grandchildren, Chelsea Sweet and Ryan (Katy Fykes) Sweet as well as two great grandchildren, Cecilia and Charlotte Sweet. Joanne had one sister, Pauline Taylor, who predeceased her, and has a surviving nephew, Steve Cook, and a niece, Christine Taylor Dutton.
Joanne attended Keuka College and began her teaching career in 1961. She taught middle school science in the Baldwinsville School District for 35 years and retired in 1997. Since her retirement she traveled with her husband, spent time with her daughter and grandchildren and volunteered at her church. She was so very sociable and made friends of mere strangers wherever she went. She touched hundreds of lives during her life and made people feel valued and loved.
There will be calling hours at Falardeau Funeral Home in Baldwinsville on Sunday May 15th from 2 – 5 pm. The pastor of Faith Baptist Church will offer a few words at the end of calling hours. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Syracuse Rescue Mission.