Wynella Wilson

July 10, 2020


Mrs. Wynella Primrose Mills Wilson, affectionately known as “Sugar Mills” of Tampa passed away Friday, July 10, 2020. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 18 at 1:00 p.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue with Pastor Donald Lott, officiating.  Interment will follow in Serenity Meadows Memorial Park Cemetery.  Please follow the CDC guidelines. 

Mrs. Wilson was a native of Irmo, South Carolina born to the late Mr. Arthur Mills Sr. and Mrs. Gussie Bowman Mills. She earned her formal education in the hallways of Richlex “K-12”, which has been renamed to Dutch Fork Elementary.  At a young age, Wynella decided to give her life to her Lord and Savior and she used her beautiful voice to touch many hearts. 

She was the wife of the late Major Henry Wilson. As a Military wife for 47 years and a mother of 6 children, she never met a stranger. She enjoyed working in the Community Center, watching listening to her favorite Gospel Stations, reading her favorite scripture Psalms 27: 4, working the Voting Elections Precincts, exhibiting her fashions when modeling and using her cooking skills to make her loved ones and friends happy. 

Wynella, was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; 3 brothers, Rudolph E. Mills Sr., Alfred W. Mills and Rev. Calvin E. Mills Sr.; 2 sisters, Norma J. Murphy and Margaret M. Bryant, son, Dalbert L. Simmons; and loving grandson, Rodrick B. Greene. 

She leaves to cherish her memory: 5 children, Cassandra DeCrisiti (Edward), Sicklerville, NJ, Cynthia Simmons (Angel), Valrico, FL, Rev. Arthur Simmons (Arleaser), Metairie, LA, Velma C. Simmons, Killeen, TX and Valerie C. Neloms, Riverview, FL; 3 beloved stepsons, Henry Wilson Jr. (Janet), Bethesda, MD, Michael Wilson, Chicago, IL and William Wilson (Laura), Valrico, FL, 2 brothers, Arthur Mills Sr. (Margie), Columbia, SC and Carl E. Mills (Inez), Irmo, SC; 3 sisters, Zenobia Mitchell, Cincinnati, OH, Mildred Edgeworth (Jessie), Pageland, SC and Hester Berry (Charles), Columbia, SC; 3 sisters-in-laws, Ruthie Mae Mills, Rondolyn Mills and Annie Mae Mills; and her 6 loving grandchildren known as “Sugar Babies”, Ancel, Clayton, Jessica, Briana, Lexus and Devon;  a host of loving nieces, nephews, Godchildren and supportive friends that loved and cherished the memories they shared together. Rest in Peace Auntie Sugar. 

The Visitation will be held Friday, July 17 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue.  We are asking family and friends to follow the CDC guidelines. Masks must be worn. 

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July 17, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ray Williams Funeral Home
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606-1508

Funeral Service
July 18, 2020

1:00 PM
Ray Williams Memorial Chapel
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
July 18, 2020

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