Marilyn Juanita Richesin Wilson passed away on June 11, 2019, in Aiken, South Carolina, at home, surrounded by her loving family.
Marilyn was born in Erie, Tennessee, to the late Thomas C. and Dixie (Galyon) Richesin. Marilyn attended Sweetwater High School, where she was valedictorian and football queen. She attended business school in Nashville, and worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she met her husband, Richard. They moved to Southern California, where they resided for many years. They subsequently lived in Florida, New Jersey, and Tennessee, prior to retiring to Aiken in 2000 to be close to family.
Marilyn was known for her caring nature and generous heart; she was devoted to her family and they in kind adored her. She was passionate for life and learning. She loved spring and planting flowers, traveling abroad, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was 86 years old.
Marilyn was preceded in death by: her husband, Richard F. Wilson; her one brother, W. Wayne Richesin.
She is survived by: her daughter, Theresa Harley (John), of Aiken, South Carolina;
Daughter, Sharon MacDonald (Dennis), of Randolph, New Jersey;
Grandchildren, John R. Harley, Kelly MacDonald Sika, Thomas L. MacDonald.
Funeral services will be private, with interment at Southlawn Cemetery, in Aiken, South Carolina.
Memorials may be directed to Murray’s Baptist Church, 468 Murrays Chapel Road, Sweetwater, TN 37874.
Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home in Aiken, South Carolina is in charge of arrangements.