Terry Wilson Mariani
Published: November 18, 2011
Terry Wilson Mariani was granted her angel wings on November 16, 2011. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and her many friends. Terry touched so many lives throughout her short, yet very memorable life. Terry's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understand that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Her beautiful smile, green eyes, and big heart brought so much joy to our world and played a part in so many lives. Terry gave us all such strength, courage and hope, she reminded us of the preciousness of life. Terry was blessed with two sons, Joseph and Matthew Mariani, who survive in her image. Her sons were her greatest source of joy. Terry Wilson Mariani was reunited with her Lord and Saviour on November 16, 2011. She was comforted by a loving family and friends during her final days and passed peacefully. She will live on in all of us and be remembered for her love of photography, cooking, and zest for life. Though taken early in life, those who knew her were blessed and strengthened through her passion for life.
Terry leaves behind her greatest source of joy and pride, her sons Joe, age 15, and Matt, age 13 who survive her along with loving parents Jack and Ann Wilson of Jacksonville; sister Tory (Jim) Holmes of Maumelle; and sister Tracy Childress of Jacksonville; chosen sister, Sissy Gardner of North Little Rock; father of her sons, Tim Mariani; grandparents of Joe and Matt, Henry and Ruth Mariani; brother-in-law, Tony Mariani; sisters-in-law, Tricia (Jason) Hudson of Little Rock and Tina Mariani of Minnesota; many nieces and nephews as well as many special friends including her loving friends, the Ya Ya's. Terry was predeceased by brother Tony Wilson, grandparents Stanley & Aralois Wilson of Mountain View and AC & Monteen Garrison of Sherwood, who will meet her at Heaven's gate. Rest in peace dear daughter, sister, mother, aunt, and friend.
Mass of Christian Burial is at 1 p.m., Saturday, November 19th, 2011 at Christ the King Catholic Church with Msgr. Francis Malone officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the church on Friday. The Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: UAMS Foundation Fund, Neurology Department, 4301 West Markham, slot 716, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.