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Mary, Waylon, and Susie,
How sorry to hear that your mom is no longer with us! She was a special teacher that one remembered because she kept her standards high and demanded the best of us. I especially appreciate her final high school influence on me, polishing up my skills, and preparing me to major in English. Now with an advanced degree in TESOL, I have had the privilege of teaching English to internationals all over the world! We leave soon for 2 years in S. Korea. Thanks also to your Mom. Learning from her was a blessing to me!

Posted by: Roselyn Blitch Nelson - Tega Cay, SC   Aug 02, 2010

Mrs. Wilson was my English teacher my senior year at St. Andrew's High School in 1975. What a wonderful educator! She challenged me more than any other teacher I ever had, and because of her I have achieved more than I ever thought I could. And I am always correcting the grammar and spelling of those around me. Thank you, Mrs. Wilson. My condolences to her family. Susan Peterman DuPuis

Posted by: Susan DuPuis - Charleston, SC   Jul 30, 2010

Mary and waylon,
Marie and I were very saddened by the news of Mrs. Wilson.God only knows where I would be today, if it hadn't been for her support and encouragement. I give her full credit for my success in school.
Our Sympathy for you both,
Douglas and Marie Gosnell

Posted by: Douglas Gosnell - Chapin, SC   Jul 19, 2010

I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Wilson's passing. What an amazing teacher she was. She saw things in me that I never saw, such as being a writer -- which I was for a time with several newspapers. I still think of her very fondly and know my grammar is correct because of her. My heartfelt sympathy to all of the family.

Posted by: Rachel Rhodes-Dyar - Hephzibah, GA   Jul 17, 2010

Mary, sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I always had a warm place in my heart for both your mom and dad. I last saw your mom and dad at an all school reunion. They will be missed. I trust you and Waylon will have full confidence that your mom is in a better place. I think of you often. Len Wright, West Palm Beach, Fl.

Posted by: Len Wright - West Palm Beach, FL   Jul 17, 2010

Mrs. Wilson enabled, encouraged, and enriched my life with inspired teaching and personal grace. With heartfelt sympathy to Waylon, Susie, and all your family.

Posted by: Robert Blocker - New Haven, CT   Jul 16, 2010

My teachers are my heros. Mrs. Wilson was the first teacher who truly inspire me. I remember her stopping by my desk after handing me a failing grade on one test and an A+ on another. "You should be a story teller. Or a writer perhaps. But first you have to learn how to use the language." Because of her I majored in English, fell in love with literature, then plays and eventually became an actor. What a blessing it

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Posted by: Jimmy Hager - Columbia, SC   Jul 16, 2010

I am one of the many students/teachers mentored by Mrs. Wilson during her long and distinguished career. In fact, I am now an English teacher myself with 25 years of teaching behind me. . .and still going. . . although I doubt that I will achieve what she did. When I worked with Mrs. Wilson back in 1985, I was completing my student-teaching assignment under her watchful eyes at St. Andrews High School. And, yes, I remember her working on the yearbook. What a teacher! What a gracious Lady!

Posted by: Helen Brandenburg - Charleston, SC   Jul 16, 2010

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Wilson. I attended St Andrews, class of 1969, and also had the opportunity to teach with her in the English Dept. for several years. She was an a true role model; such a gracious lady.
My thoughts are with you and your family during the time of loss.

Nancy Limehouse Morrow, Myrtle Beach, SC

Posted by: A friend   Jul 16, 2010

After over 30 and a high school graduate of St. Andrews High School, Mrs. Wilson remains my most favorite and loved teacher. She taught me to enjoy a subject that I nearly hated, English and to this day her name still rolls from my tongue with praises. I have written about her as an extraordinary educator as recently as two months ago. She was truly an extremely gifted educator and person because she allowed her students to see her as

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Posted by: Barbara Coakley Green - Fredericksburg, VA   Jul 15, 2010