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April 18, 2024

Gail G. Wilson

Gail G. Wilson

Gail G. Wilson, 80, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Born in Madison County on July 31, 1943, she was the daughter of the late James Ellis and Hattie Fleming Gregory.

In addition to her parents, her husband, James Clarence Wilson; sister, Jean Page (Ronald); brothers, Alden Gregory, JD Gregory (Pat), and Glenn Gregory (Geraldine); step-daughter, Linda West (Eddie); and step-granddaughter, Heather West preceded her in death.

She graduated from Hildebran High School and a furniture program at CVCC. She retired from the furniture industry. Gail was a member of Winkler’s Grove Baptist Church. She volunteered to serve Meals on Wheels for many years.

Gail really enjoyed traveling to beautiful and fun places. She loved the clear, blue Caribbean water, beautiful flowers, dancing, festivals, Christmas lights, fall leaves, and fireworks.

She grew beautiful flowers. She was a skilled seamstress and even learned to sew gorgeous sets of lingerie which she was able to sell to the public.

Gail got to enjoy one final party to celebrate her 80th birthday. Her favorite meals came from Cracker Barrel and she was well known by the staff.

She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Johnson (Bobby) of Hiddenite; grandson, Jonathan Elliott (Amber) of Kernersville; step-daughter, Mary Wooten (JD) of Taylorsville; step-son, Donald Wilson (Gaye) of Cajah’s Mountain; great-grandchildren, McKenzie Bennett of West Virginia, and Brody Elliott of Connelly Springs; step-granddaughter, Lindsay; step-great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Shew; brother, Fred Gregory (Ping) of Taylorsville; a sister-in-law, Emiko Gregory of Nevada; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral was on Sunday, December 31, 2023, at Millersville Baptist Church with Reverend Bill Orren officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial gifts may be made to Millersville Christian Academy, 130 Millersville Church Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681; or Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

The family would like to thank all of the physicians and staff of CVMC, FRMC, and Conover Nursing and Rehab who took care of Mama and loved on us through this difficult time. We will never forget your kindness.

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Arrangements were with Hickory Funeral Home.


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