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Susan Markiw, PT
Rudi- may good memories wrap you in comfort. Your tenderness and love is a reflection of your mother's parenting .
Dee Dee Thornton
I am so sorry Rudy and family! What a nice lady your mom was! I think fondly of the time she picked up Heather from preschool. Love and Prayers to you all!
Mrs. Pete & Mr. Jim
We could write at book about the memories at Coopers Grocery and Laundry Mat. Lorena touched many lives in her journey on earth. She may be gone, but never forgotten. I pray for God to bring comfort and peace to the family. Q
Mom .. I hate that your home but so blessed to have had you in my life .. thank you for loving me ..
Joseph and Josephine Benner
So many memories, so little time. The sweetest most kind person I have ever met. She brought a little joy to everyone she met. God bless you Rudene and Edmund
Lorena Beatrice Lee Wilder
Lorena Beatrice Lee Wilder born May 22, 1943 left her earthly home into the arms of her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on March 30, 2022 where she was surrounded by her loving family.
Lorena was born and raised on Elem Street in Fernandina Beach Florida. She was the daughter of the late James Rufus Lee and Beatrice King Lee of Fernandina Beach. After graduating from Fernandina Beach High School, she married the late Gorenflo “Garney” Wilder. They settled in the family home in Nassauville.
She was the sister of the late James Mickey Lee, Joseph Smiley Lee and Ronnie Lee.
Lorena worked at Cooper’s Laundromat on 14th Street in Fernandina for many years until retiring. During her years there, she met many friends and acquaintances. There were many stores told in the “washer mat”. Growing up in Fernandina Beach, Lorena knew just about everyone. People would drop off their clothes to be washed & folded or sit on the wooden bench to reminisce of days gone by or most assuredly current events. She had a spiral note pad in her pocket to write down the name of the person who dropped off the clothes. At the end of the day, she would tuck the paper under a piece of clothing as a receipt for payment. Children would play under the folding tables or ride in the clothes cart while parents folded clothes. When Ms. Lorena did your laundry, you knew it was handled with care. She had a unique way of folding the clothes. She would neatly place them back in the basket so they would not be wrinkled. And if you did not know how to fold a fitted sheet, she could give instructions on that too.
Lorena had a special gift of remembering everyone’s birthday along with special dates. She knew the month, day, and year. Over the years, her granddaughter, Heather Ashton Broussard, received hundreds of cards that her granny would send by US mail daily. In those cards, she would write Bible verses, along with her thoughts for the day. Most of the cards were hand made with stickers and creative artwork. What a special treasure to remember her granny.
Lorena was a member of Springhill Baptist Church where she attended regularly. She loved her church family & friends who will mourn her loss. Lorena read through her Bible 3 times.
Mrs. Wilder leaves behind her son, Edmund Wilder (Michelle), her granddaughter Tiffany Wilder Rowe (CW); grandsons Cason & Cobie Rowe; her daughter, Elizabeth Rudene Wilder Fullard (Alan). Granddaughter Heather Ashton Broussard; her nephews, Wiley Mitchell “Mike” Lee, Clarence Ray Lee (Angie), Mark Anthony Lee (Kaye), Curtis Benjamin “Benji” Lee, Joseph Lee Jr. (Michelle), and the late David Ronald Lee Jr.; her nieces, Bonita Lee Dickson (David), Rhonda Lee Ivey (Randy), Tammy Lee, and the late Debra Lee Zeluff and husband Robert; great nephews; Wyatt Fenton Lee, Mark Anthony Lee Jr. (Keri), Dawson Lee, Ronald Dickson; great nieces; Jesse Lee Carter (Jared), Ashley Lee Dial (Karl), Kierstan Lee, Kaitlyn Lee, Meagan Lee, Tashell Zeluff Weaver (Chris), Alicia Zeluff, Crystal Dickson Brown (Paul), Kristal K. Woodard, Ramy Othman (Jason) & her daughter Lily Woodard, Carly & Tara Ivey, and Crystal Lee.
The contributing writer, life long adopted daughter and Wyatt Fenton Lee’s mother -Marian Phillips who is like a sister to her daughter Rudene and is Godmother to her granddaughter Heather Ashton.
Mom- “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelations 21:4
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Springhill Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Monday, April 4, 2022 at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors from 5:00 until 7:00 PM.
She will be laid to rest at Wilder Cemetery in Nassauville.
Pallbearers are Wiley Mitchell “Mike” Lee, Clarence Ray Lee, Mark Anthony Lee, Curtis Benjamin Lee, Joey Lee, and Skippy Skipper. Honorary Pallbearer Randal Crapps.