Erma Wilson

The angelic hosts came for Mrs. Erma Wilson, 77, of Mexia, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Providence Hospital in Waco, surrounded by loving family and devoted friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. in Antioch Baptist Church at 610 N. Denton Street in Mexia.

The Rev. Cleo High, pastor, will serve as the eulogist, and Pastor Darryl Hammond, pastor of Wesley Chapel Baptist Church in Wills Point, will officiate. Grave services and interment will take place at Forest Grove Cemetery in Homer, La., at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15.
Erma Jo Harper Wilson, lovingly known as “Granny,” was born March 17, 1936, in Homer, La., to the parentage of Daniel and Venderzel Harper. She attended school in Homer, and upon finishing high school married John D. Holyfield in 1955, and they moved to Dallas. This union produced two daughters, Catherine and Debra Holyfield.

Erma worked for Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, from which she retired in 1998 after 40 years of service. Upon her retirement, she moved to Mexia to be with her daughter and grandchildren.

Mrs. Wilson attended Antioch Baptist Church and was involved with the senior citizens ministry, culinary ministry and missionary society.

She loved music and watching “The Price Is Right” game show. She dearly loved her grandchildren, especially Michael.
Those who preceded her in death are her parents; two brothers, Pat Harper and Marion “Pelo” Harper; and one daughter, Catherine Holyfield.

Granny will be missed by all. Those whom she leaves to cherish her memory are her daughter Debra Holyfield High and husband the Rev. Cleo High, of Mexia; her brother, MacArthur Harper, and wife Ruby, of Dallas; her grandchildren, LaKechia Johnson and husband Kentral, of Mexia, and Michael High, of Fairfield; and a host of other aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home will be serving the family of Mrs. Wilson. Visit to sign the guestbook and light a candle.