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The Virginian-Pilot wrote an insightful article about Frances Janelle Wilson. She was killed in a horrific car accident by a wrong-way driver. The article takes an in-depth look at a woman with strong family values and who provided a noble service to our country in the United States Navy. The front page article humanized this lady who might otherwise seem to the public who did not know her as just another traffic fatality statistic.

Mrs. Wilson was the winner of the Navy Achievement Medal for her work as a staff nurse for the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center. She also worked in naval medical hospitals located in Jacksonville, Florida (FL) and Okinawa, Japan. Not only did she serve our country honorably, but was devoted to her family including her mother, sister, nephew, and grandnieces.

“I don’t know how we’re going to pull through,” said James Adger. Frances was his aunt. “I hate to sound that way, but she was the glue that held the family together.” Many of Frances’ generation are helping care for their elderly parents as well as the younger folks in the family. The type of love and support I imagine she provided will impossible to replace.

My deepest condolences go out to Mr. Adger and the rest of Mrs. Wilson’s family. This New Year is going to be extremely difficult for the family trying to cope with this loss. Chesapeake and the greater Hampton Roads region lost a valuable community member.

About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm (VA-NC law offices ) edits the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard as a pro bono service to consumers.

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