Viola Jeanette Wills Wilds(1928 - 2013)

Viola Jeanette

Wills Wilds

Asheville - Viola Jeanette Wills Wilds, 84, of Vance Crescent Ext., Asheville, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

A native of Madison Co., she was a daughter of the late Burnette and Eulala Wills. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Albert Wilds Sr., on May 26, 2012, and by her son, Albert Auburn Wilds, Jr., on November 12, 2012.

Mrs. Wilds worked as the office manager for Smokey Mtn. Petroleum. She was a member of Haywood St. United Methodist Church (now Central United Methodist).

Mrs. Wilds is survived by her son, Timothy Wilds and his wife, Jenny; daughter-in-law Mary Ann Wilds; and grandchildren Albert Wilds III, William Wilds, Evangeline Wilds, and Amelia Wilds.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25th, 2013, at Central United Methodist Church, with interment in the Memorial Garden. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family, and the online register is available at


Funeral Home

Groce Funeral Home
1401 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 252-3535

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Apr. 21, 2013