Mary Isabella Wilson passed away peacefully at her home in Seaford on Aug. 31, 2020 with her daughters at her side. She was born into the Oliver B. Taylor family in 1923 and lived her entire life in Delaware. She graduated from Seaford High School in 1941 and married Clarence E. Wilson in January 1942.
Isabella came from a large family and family was always important to her. She was a dedicated wife to Clarence for 70+ years and was instrumental in his successes in business. She raised three daughters to be successes in their own right. She loved country music and the old classic hymns and instilled in her daughters an appreciation for all types of music. They gave her an appreciation for Rock ‘n Roll and Elvis. She was no-nonsense when she needed to be but also had a great sense of humor and was ready to have fun at the drop of a hat. She was a homemaker first and foremost, but she and Clarence both were active in the Seaford Moose Lodge for 50+ years. She achieved several degrees and served in several officer positions with the Women of the Moose. She and Clarence spent several winters in Florida and made good friends wherever they went. She will certainly be missed by her family and friends.
Isabella was preceded in death by her husband Clarence, her sisters Ruth Arvey and Betty Hastings, and her brothers: Robert, Oliver Jr., William, Frank, and Paul Taylor. She is survived by her daughters Rebecca Quillen (Ronnie), Barbara Norton (Lilburn, deceased) and Betty Allen (Craig); her grandchildren: Kyle Quillen (Susan Pegram), Valerie Quillen (Richard Munsey) and Brad Allen (Sandy); her great-grandchildren: Willow and Galen Quillen and Sophia Allen; a sister Jean Clemons in VA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give a very special thank you to Isabella’s devoted caregiver Gloria Elliott and to Vitas Hospice for the wonderful care given to her in her last months. A private graveside service was held for immediate family on Thursday, Sept. 3.
Arrangements are being handled by Watson-Yates Funeral Home & Crematorium, Seaford, DE.
Please visit Isabella’s Life Tribute Webpage and sign her online guestbook at www.watsonyatesfuneralhome.com.