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“The memory of this very talented former student, who produced (and mostly exceeded) all that I probably ever assigned to or expected of her will...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Gerrie Collins - Milton, FL

“The news of Lesli's untimely and tragic death gripped my soul like the news of another beloved's recent passing: my 28-year-old nephew's death in...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Gerrie Collins - Milton, FL

“So sorry for your loss. Lesli was not only beautiful on the outside but also beautiful on the inside. May God bless this wonderful family. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Rusty McCool - Eupora, MS

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless you and comfort you ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Charles & Jean Maness - Ackerman, MS

“Until we meet again ... fly high beautiful soul. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Elizabeth Ford - Melbourne, FL

“Memories of Leslie will keep her in our hearts always, and her influence will continue to spread joy to all who knew her ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Joan R. Bennett - Baton Rouge

“May God be with you during this difficult time. May His promise of eternal life be of comfort to you in the loss of one so dear.From Denny & B...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Beatrice May-Remsey - Detroit, MI

“My deepest condolences to you and your family,Larry. May God comfort and keep you during this most difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Janice Love-Traylor - Atwater, CA

“Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Bless you all.... ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Doris Baines (Slaughter) & Family - TX

“Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Bless you all.... ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Doris Baines (Slaughter) - TX

“At times like these, words cannot express the sorrow I feel in my heart the family. Just know that God will take care of you. From Ozie Jackson of...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: OZIE JACKSON - NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV


Lesli Wood Wilson, beloved wife, sister and friend, passed away November 12, 2018 at the age of 52. Lesli, born on September 7, 1966, was a native of Ackerman, Mississippi and a graduate of Ackerman High School. She studied music at Mississippi State University where she earned a Bachelor of Music Education and then continued her studies at Louisiana State University where she earned a Master of Music. Lesli has been a visual and performing arts instructor at Baton Rouge Magnet High School for over twenty-three years. She routinely worked with Louisiana State University and performed with Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Lesli's accompanying talent and experience allowed her to work with the Jeoffrey Ballet, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, the International Double Reed Society, LSU Opera and many other regional events. She also served as accompanist at Blackwater United Methodist Church for the past twenty years.

Lesli was well known for her bright spirit, strong faith in Christ, exceptional musicianship and generous heart for serving others. Her courage and tenacity were evident as she successfully battled breast cancer eleven years ago. She cherished her friendships and had fond memories of her beloved dogs. Lesli will always be remembered by her family, colleagues and the countless students and friends whose lives she enriched and inspired.

Lesli was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Kathryn Wood of Ackerman, Mississippi. She is survived by her husband Larry Wilson who she loved and adored, step children Ashley (Traye) Granger and Joshua (Letetra) Wilson, and step grandchildren Jada, Joshua Jr and Jaden Wilson and Christian and MacKenzie Granger all of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Lesli is also survived by siblings Farrah (Thomas) Jones, Jasper (Glennis) Wood, Linda McCulloch and Ronny Wood all of Ackerman, Mississippi and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a memorial service in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at Blackwater United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 17 at 1:00 pm. The funeral service will be held in Ackerman, MS, on Monday, November 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Ackerman United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 12:00 till service time at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, Mississippi. The memorial service and funeral service will be led by Reverend Pattye Hewitt of Blackwater United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baton Rouge High Magnet School Visual & Performing Arts Program and/or Blackwater United Methodist Church Music Ministry.

Blackwater United Methodist Church
10000 Blackwater Rd.
Central, LA 70714

Baton Rouge Magnet High School
2825 Government St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Attention: Nanette McCann

Memo of checks: Lesli Wood Memorial