Price Wilson

Price Lee Wilson

VICTORIA, Va. - Price Lee Wilson, born in Iredell County, N.C., on March 27, 1921, the son of the late Leander (Bud) Wilson and Blanche Glaspy Wilson, calmly and peacefully answered God's call to eternal life Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at W.S. Hudley Annex Nursing Center in South Hill, Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers: Robert Lee Stevenson, James Haston Wilson, Espie Coston Wilson, Elmer Bewell Wilson, Murray Sylvester Wilson and Louis Richard Wilson; two sisters: Ozell Wilson and Annie S. Cowan; his first wife, Mary Cowan Wilson; and a daughter, Jennifer Mintora Wilson.

Mr. Wilson received his education in the public schools of Iredell County. At an early age, he united in membership at his family church, Mount Tabor Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, N.C. Under the guidance of Christian parents, he learned the strong value of love of God, family, country and his fellow man. Price possessed deep commitment, admiration, and respect for his country. Thus, he enthusiastically and honorably served in the United States Army. His work ethics were solid and carefully ordered.

After receiving an honorable discharge from the military, he became a skilled and accomplished painter, studying under the instruction of the late George A. Goodman. Following his first marriage, his journey took him to his new residence in Yonkers, N.Y., where he worked in several positions. Finally, he retired from the public school system of Yonkers.

Subsequently, he met and married his faithful and devoted wife, Oneta Toone. Upon retirement, they moved to Chase City, Va., where he remained until his demise.

Price was a faithful and dedicated member of Messiah Baptist Church in Yonkers, where he served as a trustee, and Calvary Baptist Church in Victoria, Va., where he served loyally and faithfully in many capacities. Admirably, he was a deacon, trustee and church school teacher. He spent countless hours helping plan and construct the new church edifice.

Included in the joyfulness of his life were his hours of fishing and gardening. He knew how to cultivate the soils and get the highest return. Gladly and willingly he shared with family and friends.

After his health began to decline, he remained faithful and loyal to his family and always offered words of wisdom and encouragement based on the Word of God.

He leaves to mourn his passing his dedicated and faithful wife, Oneta T. Wilson of the home; three daughters, Priscilla Copeland and husband Theo, Charlotte, N.C., Mattie Simmons and husband Floyd, Chase City, Va., and Denise McCray and husband Joseph, Baltimore, Md.; one sister, Alberta W. Cornelius, Cleveland, N.C.; two foster daughters, Lavonne Yountz, Charlottesville, Va., Bernadette Moreno, Yonkers, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a multitude of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Service and Visitation: A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, Victoria, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends Tuesday, Oct. 15 7-8 p.m. at Giles and Harris Funeral Home in Chase City, Va.

Obituary is courtesy of Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home Inc., of Salisbury, N.C.

Funeral Home

Noble & Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. - Salisbury
223 E. Fisher Street  Salisbury, NC 28144

Published in Salisbury Post on Oct. 15, 2013