Michelle Wilson was born April 4th, 1961, to Ted and Elois Mathes in Cincinnati, Ohio. Michelle was the youngest of four children. Michelle was a remarkable woman who spoke her mind. She was beautiful, bold, and her love was boundless. She absolutely adored her two daughters and her five beautiful grandchildren. She was the solid rock to her family. Michelle’s faith and determined spirit could move mountains. She enjoyed a challenge and her faith in God never wavered. She was mighty as a lion yet, gentle as a bird. Michelle was a mother to many and a loyal friend to all. Her grace and grit could cover a multitude of pain and discomfort.
Michelle was a bright sunlight gleaming on any traces of darkness. She committed her life to serving at risk youth. She was obedient in her assignment to serve others. During her years of service, she worked at Center for Addiction Treatment, St Aloysius, Job Corp, The Children’s Home, Children’s Hospital, and she retired from Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center. After retirement she returned to work to serve at Camelot Community Care. Michelle was an advocate, teacher, cheerleader, and mentor to those closest to her. Michelle empowered others to live their truth and be one’s own authentic self. She was laid back and peaceful, she didn’t let the small stuff affect her carrying out her motto “It is what it is”. Michelle carried the torch, and her children and grandchildren will continue to keep it lit.
Her legacy will be carried and passed down to the next generation.
Michelle enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and her significant other John “Alvin” West. She enjoyed traveling, decorating, and attending family celebrations. She enjoyed dancing, joking, and talking on the phone with her sisters. She was a creative and an amazing artist. She loved shopping, reading books, and completing puzzles. She was a comedian always making her family smile. She loved her TV shows, Cappuccino from UDF, and Facebook. She loved holidays (Christmas) and making memories with her family.
She was preceded in death by her loving mother and father Ted and Elois Mathes, her older brother Ted Mathes, and her beloved grandson Ke’Shawn “Crews” Wilson. She leaves to cherish her memory; the love of her life John “Alvin” West, her beloved daughters Kenya Wilson, Keyonna (Aubrey) Hutchins, grandchildren Keskylin Lewis, Jayonna Black, Jabauri Hutchins, Jahzion Hutchins. Two sisters Diane Kelly and Della Mathes and her one and only niece Tasha Kelly and two nephews Tony Mathes and Eric Mathes. Along with a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, and surrogate family she gained on her journey.