Willie Mae Wesson was born on February 1, 1934 in Indianola, Mississippi. Her family moved and she was raised in St. Louis Missouri. Willie Mae was the loving daughter to the late Henry, Sr. and Charlie Bell Taylor. She departed this life peacefully on May 7, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings, Henry Taylor, Jr., Louise Walker, Dorothy Pearson, Betty Jean Simms and Charles Taylor.
Willie Mae met and married Mr. William R. Wesson, Sr. She worked at Mercy Hospital as a Dietician. She also was co-owner of Wess Café, known as the “Uncrowned Queen of Soul Cooking.” She was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with her family. She had a flair for cooking, bowling, playing cards; she was great at playing eye spy! Her love for sports included watching tennis, basketball, and football, where she was an avid Steelers Fan. She also enjoyed traveling and taking cruises with her husband.
Willie Mae loved the Lord; her favorite scripture was Psalms 121. She loved to sing spirituals. She was a faithful member of Morning Star Baptist Church of Clairton, Pennsylvania. Her service included being a member of the Excelsior’s Arts Ministry, Flower’s Guild, and Kitchen Ministry.
Willie Mae is survived by her daughters, Ella D. (Raymond) Scott of Mercerville, New Jersey, Thelma V. Schoenberger of Columbus, Ohio, Carmen (Willie) Goffney of Long Beach, California, Robin (David) Prince of Clairton, Pennsylvania, son, William R. (D’Ana Hamilton) Wesson, Jr. of San Leandro, California; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; siblings Ernestine Lawrence and Robert Lee Taylor, Sr of St. Louis, Missouri; nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.
“Well done good and faithful servant.; you were faithful over a few things; I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.” Matthew 25:21(NKJV)
**PRIVATE FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH**
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