Juanita Marie Wilson

Jan 10, 1942 – Feb 9, 2017

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Juanita Marie Wilson, also known as “Big Momma” was born January 10th 1942 in Crowley, LA to the proud parents of Mazle Trahan and Eugene Trahan who both preceded her in death. She was the first born out of her 11 siblings, 3 of which have also preceded her in death, Gwendolyn Trahan, Kenny Trahan and Suzette Trahan. She lived part of her life in Crowley, LA, where she met and married Dorris Wilson and moved to Seattle, WA in 1961. She worked as a Seamstress at Seattle Curtains. Shortly after, Dorris Raphael Wilson, her first son was born. Then the first daughter, Debbie Ann Wilson, and youngest child, Jacqueline Denise Kier. Juanita was known for her down home cooking, her top of the line dressing habits which her son, Raphael Wilson took from her.  Juanita had the biggest heart ever. She worked for the homeless women club in downtown Seattle for 15 years. Juanita was a water aerobics teacher for the last 20 years of her life. She loved to get the grill going and Bar-B-Q was her favorite, along with okra and rice.

Juanita will be missed dearly by her family.


Mary A. Jimerson Smith
Seattle, WA
Feb 17, 2017

God bless you Debra and your family at this time of loss. I pray you will as always be strong. Continue in your path of big sister, mother, grandmother and friend to all you know. You have truly been blessed. God got you when you think no one knows how you feel. Being the care giver of your family is no small task. At the end of the day you can look back and say I did my best. You all stay strong and hopeful. I'm very sorry for your loss. I love you and your children. Tell your brother I still remember him. God truly blessed him.

Janeen Rice
Tacoma, WA
Feb 16, 2017

Prayers and Love to the family for peace and comfort. Juanita was a special woman and a great mother.

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