Memorial Services for Florence “Kate” Wilson, age 88 of Ruston, are scheduled for 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 21, 2017

 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston.

Kate was born on September 2, 1929 in Wellington, to Neva and Charles Bickel.  She passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017.  Kate was a resident of Wellington, where she was a member of The First Assembly of God.  She moved to Ruston two years ago and attended Life Church in Ruston.

Kate is preceded in death by her husband, Orson Wilson; parents, Neva and Charles Bickel; brothers, Fred and Clifford Bickel; sister, Virginia Aday; son, James Thompson and daughter, Glenda Alter.

Kate is survived by her daughter-in-law, Renea Thompson; grandson, Jim Thompson; granddaughters, Jamie Thompson and Nicole Trott; great grandchildren: Christopher, Erin, and Mikayla Albright, Garik Fraley, Emily, and Zachary Trott; niece, Caroll Ferrell; and nephews: Butch Aday, Charles Bickel, and Gary Bickel.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM until service time, Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston.  To leave an online memorial message for the family, please visit