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Bobbie Jean Barnett Wilson, 84, of Lawson, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at her home.

She was born on March 13, 1933, in Lawson, to Welcome Thomas Barnett and Ernestine Hargett Barnett. Raised in Lawson, she graduated from Lawson High School in 1951. She spent several years working at Duggan Shoe Store on the square in downtown El Dorado. In 1960, she met and married Jim Wilson and moved to Texas, traveling from place to place with his work as a welder/pipefitter. Bobbie received the best Christmas gift of her life when her only child, James Thomas Wilson, or “Jimbo” as she called him, was born on Christmas Eve in 1963. In 1969, they returned to Lawson to a comfortable country home where they lived the rest of their lives. Sadly, Jimbo was killed in a tragic car accident at the age of 17.

Bobbie loved the Lord and she loved people. A prolific letter writer, she loved to send cards and letters to friends and family, and often to the editor of the News Times. Always wanting to be “on the go”, she actively attended numerous garden clubs, ladies’ Bible studies, and senior adult fellowships. She loved her pastor and her church family at Lawson Baptist Church. She was positive and encouraging to all she came in contact with. Her laughter and quick smile will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James O. Wilson, and her son, Jimbo.

She is survived by several cousins and extended family who affectionately knew her as “Aunt Bobbie”; her beloved dog, Sparky; and a host of friends and neighbors.

Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at Bailey Funeral Home in El Dorado.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 in the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Don Travis and Bro. Benjy McCann officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, El Dorado.

Please visit to sign the online register book.

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