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Antoinette “Toni” Lott Wilson

Walnut, Illinois

Antoinette “Toni” Lott Wilson, 79 of Walnut, IL, formerly of Clinton, SC, died Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at her home.

Toni was born on September 8, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Linwood David and Mary Kathlyne (Dixon) Lott. She graduated from Clinton High School. She married Samuel J. Wilson on July 14, 1963 in Clinton, SC. He preceded her in death on May 24, 2015. Together the two of them owned and operated local businesses, including Palmetto Lanes in Clinton. Toni was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include her two daughters, Christine (Robert A.) Wilson Craig of Laurens, SC and Erica (Larry) Sanza of Walnut, IL; two sisters, Carolyn Murphy of Crosby, TX and Kathlyne Nussbaumer of Clinton, SC; ten grandchildren, Seth Ryan (Bekah) Wilson, Jennifer (Adam) Garrett, Catherine (Brad) Hershman, Kyle (Jason) Wilson, Shannon (David) Nelson, Kevin (Carina) Freeman, Nicholas Taylor (Jessica) Wilson, Samantha (Ryan) Johnson, Matthew Payton Sanza, and Austin Sanza; fourteen great grandchildren, Michael, Lilly, Vincent, Sam, Hunter, Jaxon, Parker, Aiden, Hudson, Elliott, Zoe, Harrison, Lyla, and Bryson.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two children, Vincent Seth Wilson and Donna Antoinette Wilson; and one sister, Marylyn Brewer.

Cremation rites have been accorded with the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut, Illinois. For online condolences, please visit:

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