Nancy Wilson
1940 - 2021
Troutman Funeral Home
345 North Main Street
Troutman, NC
Nancy Wilson

Nancy Grant Wilson, 81, went to sleep in her earthly home and woke up in the arms of Jesus, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at her home.

She was born March 6, 1940, in Statesville, and graduated from Scotts High School in 1958. Her parents, Louis Hill and Annie Mae Grant, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Bennie Hugh Wilson of the home; son, Randy Wilson (Lori) of Statesville; daughter, Debbie Addis (Tim) of Statesville; grandson, Nick Nolen of Statesville; granddaughter, Amy Willie (Darren) of Greensboro; stepgrandsons, Zack Addis (Dawn) of Thomasville and Brooks Addis (Laurin) of Decatur, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Madison and Jacob; sisters, Aileen Waugh and Jeanene McColl (Buddy) of Statesville, Shirley Jasper of Mooresville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Upon high school graduation, Nancy attended nurse's training at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. After marrying Bennie, she worked in the family business, W&W Sales, Inc., for the rest of her career.

Nancy was a devoted member of Western Avenue Baptist Church for 44 years and taught Sunday school for all of those years. She was a very wise woman who loved studying God's word and sharing it with others. She loved her family more than could be expressed and having her children and grandchildren around to enjoy one of her home cooked meals was the highlight of her life. She had a wonderful sense of humor so laughter was always present when the family was together. She was an avid sports fan, enjoying watching her son, Randy, play sports and then her grandson, Nick, as he grew up, and always cheering on her Tar Heels and Braves.

Nancy loved reading, cooking and had a green thumb for growing flowers. She was very creative and had a special touch when it came to decorating and could make ANYTHING beautiful. She had a quiet, humble demeanor and always put others ahead of herself, desiring no credit or recognition. Her wisdom and wit made her a delight to be around.

In spite of numerous medical issues, Nancy had such joy in her heart and was an inspiration to all those blessed enough to know her. She knew what it meant to be content in ALL circumstances and to give thanks in ALL things. As Romans 5:3-4 says: "We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope."

Funeral services will be held 12 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Western Avenue Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jeff Spry officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall. Burial will be held 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Iredell Memorial Gardens. The family asks that everyone please follow all COVID-19 protocols.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International North Camp, P.O. Box 1321, Statesville, NC 28687 or at

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Published by Statesville Record & Landmark on Oct. 18, 2021.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family as you go through this time of loss.
Mike Trivette
October 18, 2021
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