In Memory of




Obituary for Madeline Wilson (Powell)

Madeline E. Wilson, daughter of the late James and Julia Powell, was born on April 28, 1923 in Boston, MA. Having developed polio at a young age, she was educated at the Industrial School for Physically Challenged Children.

After graduating, she worked in the Sheet Metal Department at the Boston Naval Shipyard in Charlestown, MA., where she made various materials for the war effort. She went on to work at the New England News Clip Agency until a computer training school (OIC) opened up in the Dudley Street area of lower Roxbury. Madeline enrolled and attended, beginning a new career in the computer field.

This training allowed her to obtain a position in the Accounting Department at Boston City Hospital (now known as Boston Medical Center) carrying out patient billing. She remained in patient billing for 18 years until retirement.

On September 25, 1948, Madeline and the late Linwood Wilson were joined in marriage. Together they raised two children James and Linda. Their marriage was performed at the "original Holy Temple Church" on Humboldt Avenue, Roxbury, MA by the late Bishop James Sneed. In fact, Madeline remained an active member for 75 years and was the last charter member of the two merged churches, Littles Temple and Holy Temple. Madeline served as a faithful deaconess.

Madeline enjoyed beautiful flowers, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, board games, listening to music, watching science fiction movies, and more.

She is survived by 1 son, James Wilson, 1 daughter, Linda Wilson, 1 sister, Georgianna Powell and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Linwood Wilson, her mother and father, Julia and James Powell, and 2 brothers, Edward and Ortiz Powell.

For one hundred years, the hand of the Lord has been in and on Madeline's life. And now, she rests in His presence.