Mrs. Bobbie Wilson was born on September 3, 1943, in Urania, Louisiana to the union of her parents, Wince and Inez Callender. She passed away peacefully at her home in Urania on Saturday, February 26, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Everett Callender and grandson, Remy Hidalgo.
Bobbie graduated from LaSalle High School in 1961 and then attended Rod Brady Technical School and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She later attended Louisiana State University – Alexandria and Northwestern State University earning an associate degree, a bachelor degree and a master’s degree, all in nursing.
Her nursing career began at Hardtner Medical Center before working at Glenwood Hospital in the Critical Care and Intensive Care Units. Later in her nursing career, she worked at the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in the Health Standards Division as a Registered Nurse conducting quality assurance and assessments of health care facilities. After retiring from DHH, she provided consulting services to Citizens Medical Center and several other facilities.
She was constantly sharing her vast and extensive knowledge of the medical field. During her career, Bobbie provided exceptional care to her patients in addition to providing mentorship and guidance to many others. Bobbie Wilson was well respected in the health care community and will be remembered for her tenacity, wisdom, compassion and contributions made during her career. Bobbie’s work ethics were unmatched. Often put in a leadership role, she never expected someone else to do something that she was not willing to do herself. She believed in leading by example in all that she did.
Bobbie loved spending time with her family. Seeing one of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren walk through the door would bring a huge smile to her face. As a wife, mother and “Mamaw”, she exemplified grace, beauty and love. Bobbie was always there for her family, day or night. She was a member of Columbia Heights Baptist Church. She loved attending church and cherished the special bond of friendship that she had with each and every member.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of fifty-six (56) years, Bud Wilson of Urania, daughter Annette Maxwell and husband Warren of Columbia, daughter Melonie Zeagler of Columbia, and Melissa Hidalgo and husband Kerry of Denham Springs, her grandchildren Justin Maxwell (Tangela), Joshua Maxwell (Casey), Rachel Maxwell, Jordy Poole (Morgan), Brayden Zeagler, Mason Zeagler, Avery Sylvia, Bailey Hidalgo and Tucker Hidalgo; great grandchildren Maddie (Peyton), Ella, Isaac, Malachi, Makayla, Dillin, Ennslee and Clate; sister Sue Wilson (Bob), brothers Noel Callender and Bud Callender, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of cousins, whom she loved dearly.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 1, at 2:00 pm at Columbia Heights Baptist Church with Bro. Warren Maxwell and Bro. Bobby Gene Wilson officiating. The church will be open from 10:00 am until the time of the service. The family will host a visitation at Columbia Heights Baptist Church on Monday, February 28 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Interment will be at Urania Cemetery immediately following the funeral.
Serving as pallbearers will be Vernon McMillon, Dusty Steele, Gaylon Head, Kenny Anderson, Steve May, & Clint May. Honorary pallbearers are Den McKeithen, Alvin Berry and Dean Hart.
The Wilson family would like to extend a special thank you to Jackie Sims, Steve Barbo and the entire medical personnel at Citizens Medical Center for always providing exceptional care, love and friendship throughout the years.
Mrs. Wilson’s family would also like to thank the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for the care and support that they have given to Bobbie and the family throughout her hospice care. Everyone at St. Joseph’s became part of the Wilson family and will always be held in the highest regards. Phillip, Angie, and Courtney - THANK YOU for your enormous role in walking our Mom home. We could never have done this without you all!
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the building fund at Columbia Heights Baptist Church.