Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home: Obituaries

Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home

Genevieve Wilson Dunson Genevieve Wilson Dunson
(June 2, 1916 - January 4, 2013)

Genevieve H. Wilson Dunson, was born on June 2, 1916, in Columbus, Georgia, the eldest child of the late Eddie Lee and Olga Crane Wilson.  She was educated in the city public schools of Columbus and graduated from Spencer High School.  While teaching in Pine Mountain (Chipley) Georgia, she met and married her husband, James S. Dunson in 1941.  After his service in World War II, the couple made their home in La Grange, Georgia.

Mr. Dunson became a mortician and funeral director and once co-owned Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home.  In the meantime Mrs. Dunson began working at the Maidee Smith Memorial Nursery and later became its director.  She played the piano and directed the children in musical activities.  She was loved by the children and affectionately known as “Mama Dunson”.  Mrs. Dunson retired after many years of service. 

She was a long-time and active member of Warren Temple United Methodist Church, and worked faithfully with the United Methodist women.  She was also a charter member of the La Grange Chapter of Links, Inc.  Mrs. Dunson was an excellent seamstress and designed and made most of her clothing.  She also loved sewing for others as well as making items for her home.

After the death of her beloved husband, of 64 years, in 2005, she moved to the Vernon Woods Retirement Community.  Because of her failing health, the last two years of her life, was spent at the La Grange Nursing and Rehab Center.  On the morning of January 4, 2013, at the age of 96, she died peacefully in her sleep.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Edwin L. Wilson. 

She is survived by her sister, Mildred V. Griffin and sisters-in-law, Faustine Jones-Wilson and Annie C. Washington.  She also leaves to mourn her passing, numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins, and friends.  She was especially loved and cared-for by her nephew, William J. Griffin, Jr. and niece, Wilma G. (Raymond) Johnson.   Additionally, she will be lovingly remembered by her Godchildren: Albert and Mary Gilliam, their son, Monte, and Freddie and Etta Billingslea. 

The Homegoing Celebration will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home with Dr. W. T. Edmondson officiating. Entombment will follow at Shadowlawn Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Warren Temple United Methodist Church, P O Box 2614, LaGrange, GA 30241.

The family will be at the home of her godchildren, Albert and Mary Gilliam at 119 Clearview Drive, LaGrange.