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In memory of
Mescal Hill Wilson
WILSON, Mescal Hill Beloved and devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, tireless volunteer, loving and respected advocate for all, true friend, and striking and talented actress, Mescal Hill Wilson passed away peacefully on February 10, 2020, at the age of ninety-eight. Mescal Hill Wilson, "Mickie" to those who knew and loved her, was born August 3, 1921, daughter of prominent Alabamians Nancy Satcher Hill and Augustus Henderson Hill. Although she claimed Alabama as home, as a child Mickie lived all over the South, and she grew to savor her Southern heritage. During her school years, her family moved to Dallas where she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and then pursued her lifelong passion, acting, both on radio and at the well-respected Chapel Academy. In 1941, she met the love of her life Addison G. Wilson Jr., and they married on June 13th, 1942, just before he deployed for World War II. Devoted to one another for over sixty-five years, the couple shared a zeal for life and a love for their three children. With a discerning eye and appreciation for beautiful art, architecture, music, and fabrics, Mickie carefully designed and curated their home for her family to enjoy. And Mickey made friends wherever she went. "What fun we had!" she would recall about the lively gatherings of her friends and her children's friends in their home. Mickie was an animated storyteller in conversations and a natural on the stage. As early as three-years-old, Mickie took home trophies for national dance competitions in the Charleston. When at Woodrow Wilson, Mickie won the state Declamation Competition, delivering William Jennings Bryan's "Dreamers" Speech. In 1945, while vacationing in Hollywood, Mickie bedazzled the motion picture industry: tap dancing with the great Ray Bolger, private dining at home with John Wayne and his wife, and being awarded a written offer for a major motion picture role from LeRoy Prinz, Chairman of Warner Bros. Studios. But Mickey turned down the silver screen because the war in Europe was over, her husband was coming home, and she was "a wife and mother first". Some years later, however, Mickie acted in multiple commercials and then landed a role in the TV series Dallas. A devoted mother and wife, Mickey was also committed volunteer. She led efforts for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, the Colin County Historical Society, the G.B. Dealey Classical Music Competition, Le Femme du Monde, and multiple other local philanthropies. Noticed as a glamorous, elegant, talented, and unforgettable Southern lady, Mickie prided herself, instead, on her undiscriminating kindness, her detailed memory of and interest in all people, her integrity and healthy lifestyle, and how well she could shoot a pistol. Mickie passed away peacefully on February 10, 2020, at the age of ninety-eight. She is survived by her daughter Mescal Wilson Kneiling and husband John Kneiling; daughter Jan Wilson Waggoner and husband Easley B. Waggoner; son Addison G. Wilson III and wife Susan Pierce Wilson; five grandchildren: Easley B. Waggoner Jr. and wife Laura Waggoner, Wilson Michaux Waggoner and wife Sarah Waggoner, Elizabeth Mescal Kneiling and husband Nicolas Azar, Adrienne Pierce Wilson Wagner and husband David Wagner, and Addison G. Wilson IV; seven great grandchildren: McKinney Hudson Waggoner, Laura Lynley Waggoner, Mae Elizabeth Waggoner, Jane Addison Waggoner, Allison Pierce Wagner, David Austin Wagner and Wilson Roberts Wagner; her nephews and nieces Thomas Benton Wilson Jr., Suzanne Wilson Sanders, and David Wayland Wilson; and her great niece Sarah Smith Freeman. Her family is indebted to her devoted caregiver and friend Sherry Powell. Mickie left her friends and family an example a life lived to the fullest while remaining respectable and accountable to her noble values. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 13 at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Highway. The Memorial Service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 14 at Highland Park United Methodist Church. The family requests donations be sent to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or to any organization that supports veterans.
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Dallas, TX 75225
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In memory of
Mescal Hill Wilson
WILSON, Mescal Hill Beloved and devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, tireless volunteer, loving and respected advocate for all, true friend, and striking and talented actress, Mescal Hill Wilson passed away peacefully on February 10, 2020, at the age of ninety-eight. Mescal Hill Wilson, "Mickie" to those who knew and loved her, was born August 3, 1921, daughter of prominent Alabamians Nancy Satcher Hill and Augustus Henderson Hill. Although she claimed Alabama as home, as a child Mickie lived all over the South, and she grew to savor her Southern heritage. During her school years, her family moved to Dallas where she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and then pursued her lifelong passion, acting, both on radio and at the well-respected Chapel Academy. In 1941, she met the love of her life Addison G. Wilson Jr., and they married on June 13th, 1942, just before he deployed for World War II. Devoted to one another for over sixty-five years, the couple shared a zeal for life and a love for their three children. With a discerning eye and appreciation for beautiful art, architecture, music, and fabrics, Mickie carefully designed and curated their home for her family to enjoy. And Mickey made friends wherever she went. "What fun we had!" she would recall about the lively gatherings of her friends and her children's friends in their home. Mickie was an animated storyteller in conversations and a natural on the stage. As early as three-years-old, Mickie took home trophies for national dance competitions in the Charleston. When at Woodrow Wilson, Mickie won the state Declamation Competition, delivering William Jennings Bryan's "Dreamers" Speech. In 1945, while vacationing in Hollywood, Mickie bedazzled the motion picture industry: tap dancing with the great Ray Bolger, private dining at home with John Wayne and his wife, and being awarded a written offer for a major motion picture role from LeRoy Prinz, Chairman of Warner Bros. Studios. But Mickey turned down the silver screen because the war in Europe was over, her husband was coming home, and she was "a wife and mother first". Some years later, however, Mickie acted in multiple commercials and then landed a role in the TV series Dallas. A devoted mother and wife, Mickey was also committed volunteer. She led efforts for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, the Colin County Historical Society, the G.B. Dealey Classical Music Competition, Le Femme du Monde, and multiple other local philanthropies. Noticed as a glamorous, elegant, talented, and unforgettable Southern lady, Mickie prided herself, instead, on her undiscriminating kindness, her detailed memory of and interest in all people, her integrity and healthy lifestyle, and how well she could shoot a pistol. Mickie passed away peacefully on February 10, 2020, at the age of ninety-eight. She is survived by her daughter Mescal Wilson Kneiling and husband John Kneiling; daughter Jan Wilson Waggoner and husband Easley B. Waggoner; son Addison G. Wilson III and wife Susan Pierce Wilson; five grandchildren: Easley B. Waggoner Jr. and wife Laura Waggoner, Wilson Michaux Waggoner and wife Sarah Waggoner, Elizabeth Mescal Kneiling and husband Nicolas Azar, Adrienne Pierce Wilson Wagner and husband David Wagner, and Addison G. Wilson IV; seven great grandchildren: McKinney Hudson Waggoner, Laura Lynley Waggoner, Mae Elizabeth Waggoner, Jane Addison Waggoner, Allison Pierce Wagner, David Austin Wagner and Wilson Roberts Wagner; her nephews and nieces Thomas Benton Wilson Jr., Suzanne Wilson Sanders, and David Wayland Wilson; and her great niece Sarah Smith Freeman. Her family is indebted to her devoted caregiver and friend Sherry Powell. Mickie left her friends and family an example a life lived to the fullest while remaining respectable and accountable to her noble values. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 13 at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Highway. The Memorial Service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 14 at Highland Park United Methodist Church. The family requests donations be sent to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or to any organization that supports veterans.
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7405 West Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75225
Past Services ╲╱
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