Agnes Jackson Wilson

Wilson Agnes

Full Name
Agnes Wilson

Date of Birth
Saturday, August 29th, 1925

Date of Death
Thursday, June 10th, 2021


Agnes Jackson Wilson, age 95, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Erie, PA.

She was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Reverend James Renwick Jackson and Agnes McMullen Jackson McCallum.

She graduated from Tyrone High School in 1942 and Westminster College in 1945, completing her degree in three years. She received a full academic scholarship and graduated with highest distinction. She was inducted into the Pi Delta Epsilon Honorary Collegiate Journalism fraternity.

In 1948, she married John “Jack” Howard Wilson and raised four children. She taught in the Erie School District for 46 years. She exemplified the saying, “If you love your job, you will never work a day in your life.” Agnes made the work of science an exciting place for her students. She was known to charm even the most reluctant student because of her sincere concern about each student’s success. In 1989, she was named Roosevelt Middle School Teacher of the Year, the District teachers voted her District Middle School Teacher of the Year and she received an “Educator of the Year” award from the state. A former student nominated her for inclusion in the first edition of Who’s Who Among American Teachers. Following retirement, she volunteered with the Hamot Aid Society and served as President for several years. Agnes enjoyed playing golf, cooking for her family, and vacations at Avalon, New Jersey. The shore was a place of renewal. Football weekends at the “Big House” in Ann Arbor, Michigan cheering for the Wolverines, were also special.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her beloved son, Dr. John H. Wilson Jr.; and her brother, Dr. James Renwick Jackson, Jr.

Agnes is survived by three daughters, Janet Wilson, Cyndy Marks and husband, Brady, Dr. Sally Ashton-Hay and husband, Doug; a granddaughter, Erin Marks Blashock; a brother, Walter Jackson and wife, Priscilla; sisters-in-law, Betty Jackson and Janet Cason; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Bickford as well as the hospice nurse, Mary.

Per Agnes’ wishes the service will be private with arrangements entrusted to Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services Inc Downtown, 602 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502.

Memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 250 W. 7th St., Erie, PA 16501 in care of The Benjamin Musso Memorial Carillon Fund.

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