KINGSPORT — Mary Elizabeth “Libbie” Cansler Wilson, age 57, passed away after a courageous struggle with cancer, Saturday, August 20, 2011 at Holston Valley Community Hospital.
She was born in Washington County, TN on April 12, 1954 and was a daughter of the late Lewis Grant Cansler and Louise Painter Cansler Bailey.
Libbie was employed for 21 years as a shift services dispatcher with Eastman Co. and was a member of Fountain of Life Bible Church.
In addition to her father one brother, Denny Cansler, preceded her in death.
Libbie is survived by her husband, R.J. “Bob” Wilson; children, Shannon (Linda) Wilson of Kingsport, Sharron (Calvin) Snow of Reidville, SC, Danny Wilson, Lewis Wilson and Laura Wilson, all of Kingsport; mother and step-father, Louise and Jake Bailey of Johnson City; mother and father-in-law Ruby and Jack Wilson of Kingsport; one sister, Carol Ann Shull and special friend (Jerry Wilson); two brothers Victor (Kathy) Cansler of Chuckey, Mike (Jan) Cansler of Gray; seven grandchildren, Matthew Mullins, Brinnon Wilson, Brittany Wilson, Caitlin Wilson, Jenna Wilson, Noel Wilson and Sydney Wilson; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, and special friends of the Cancer Support Group of Holston Valley Hospital.
The family will receive friends Monday, August 22, 6-8 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Dr. Vic Young officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Washington County Memory Gardens. The family requests everyone meet at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the TriCities Komen for the Cure through www.komentricities.org.
Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Libbie Wilson. 423-477-3171 or 239-6622