Sarah E. Wilson St. Mary's native, 101

October 09, 1990

A Mass of Christian burial for Sarah E. Wilson, a retired housekeeper who was 101, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Pius V Roman Catholic Church, Edmondson Avenue and Schroeder Street.

Mrs. Wilson died Friday after a short illness at Stella Maris Hospice, where she had lived since 1982.

She retired more than 30 years ago after working as a housekeeper for several families and, as a young woman, doing domestic work at what is now the Mercy Medical Center.

A native of California in St. Mary's County, the former Sarah E. Turner came to Baltimore by steamboat in 1905 to join a sister.

A member of St. Barnabas Church at its merger with St. Pius V Church, she became a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. John at St. Pius. Later, she attended Immaculate Conception Church in West Baltimore.

Her husband, James Wilson, who was a waiter on Chesapeake Bay passenger boats, died in 1929.

She is survived by four nephews, Bernard Garner Sr., Ernest Garner Sr. and Clarence Garner, all of Baltimore, and Howard Garner of New York; three nieces, Agnes Thomas, Regina Watkins and Theresa Coombs, all of Baltimore; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.

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