Miss Matie Gray Wilson, age 97, of Statesville, entered her eternal rest Monday January 2, 2017 at Gordon Hospice House. She was born March 30, 1919 in the Central Community of Iredell County to the late Robert Vance Wilson and Beulah Query Wilson.
Miss Wilson graduated from Central High School in 1936 and returned years later as a school volunteer. She was awarded the Iredell/Statesville Schools Volunteer of the year award in 2000.
She was also active as a volunteer at Iredell Memorial Hospital for many years. Her early career was a Hairdresser at The Beauty Nook of Statesville until retirement. She was a lifetime member of Damascus Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, Miss Wilson was preceded in death by her siblings, Garnette Sloan, Elizabeth Sharpe, Joe Wilson and J Floyd Wilson.
Funeral services will be conducted 3:00pm Thursday January 5, 2017 at Damascus Baptist Church. The Reverend Dale Wallace will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral service.
Memorials may be given to Matie Gray Wilson Funeral Fund c/o Damascus Baptist Church or the Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery Fund 128 Arbor Lane, Statesville, NC 28625
Condolences may be e-mailed to the Wilson family by clicking the link below. Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the Family of Miss Matie Wilson.
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To Matie Gray's church family: Our heartfelt thanks for a fitting tribute for Damascus Baptist Church's longest standing member, ever. She loved her church and the Central community.
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