Bessie Wilson

Bessie Lee Wilson

Thursday, September 15th, 1949 - Friday, April 17th, 2020
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"Lord, now indeed I find Thy power, and
Thine alone Can change the leper's spots
And melt the heart of stone
Jesus paid it all"

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4
Mrs. Bessie Lee Alexander Wilson, 70, of 185 Boger Farm Road, Harmony, was born in Iredell County on September 15, 1949, and was the daughter of the late Charlie “June” and Catherine Williams Alexander, Sr. She departed this life on Friday, April 15, 2020, at her home following an extended illness.
She was married to McGraw Wilson, who survives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Ann Guest.
She leaves to cherish the memory of her life, her husband, McGraw Wilson of the home; one son, Timothy Alexander of Statesville; her daughter, Dianne Alexander of Greensboro; four grandchilren; one brother, Charlie Franklin Alexander, Jr. of Statesville; two sisters, Joyce Alexander amd Sandra Louise (Wayne) Graham, both of Statesville; three brothers-in-law, Jesse Wilson, Clyde (Meryl) Wilson, Jr., and Roy Wilson, all of Statesville; two sisters-in-law, Diane Wilson and Sharon Wilson, both of Statesville; a host of nieces and nepehws including JoAnn Friday, Devitta Patterson and Devin Patterson; great nieces, great nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

In tears we saw you sinking
and watched you fade away
Our hearts were almost broken
We wanted you to stay
But when we saw you sleeping
So peacefully free from pain
How could we wish you back with us,
to suffer that again.
It breaks our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

Graveside Services will be conducted Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, 329 Indian Hill Road, Union Grove, N. C. with Pastor Steve Pope officiating.
There will be NO PUBLIC VISITATION, unfortunately, with the COVID-19 Virus we, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, have been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. YOU CAN ONLY ENTER THE FUNERAL WITH A FUNERAL PASS WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FAMILY.

Rutledge and Bigham is serving the Wilson family.
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Vivian Williams

Posted at 03:58pm
To Joyce Alexander and members of Bessie's family. we were so sorry to hear of the passing of Bessie. I remember Bessie at Morningside. Her sister, Joyce was in the Morningside Class of 1966. Somehow we lost touch . We are truly sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.
Morningside Class of 1966

Anita Boger Otokiti

Posted at 12:50pm
The Otokiti Family has many sweet memories of Bessie. She was so proud of her husband and we are proud of him also. Mr. Wilson helped take care of my parents, Janet and David Boger. He took care of Bessie as best as any husband could. My mother once shared that she considered Bessie her friend and they both enjoyed those fancy porcelain dolls. My brother Dean made sure that Bessie got her pick of the dolls. Now Bessie liked to always dress up and go to her church. I remember how she would laugh as her husband would entertain anyone with his jokes and he can actually sing pretty good. Now Bessie is in a place where she can sing and laugh and rejoice in her heavenly home. She kept saying to her husband with her last words that she is going home, going home. May the peace of our Precious Lord grant you comfort and peace. Anita Boger Otokiti, New Jersey

Sandra C

Posted at 07:03am
Sending my heartfelt condolences to the Wilson family. May you find comfort knowing that our Heavenly Father cares for you and will comfort you during this time. (2Corinthians 1:3,4; 2Thessalonians 2:16,17) Mrs. Bessie will be missed by all. Jesus gave us a wonderful hope that we may see our loved ones again when he said at John 5:28,29 that there will be a resurrection. May we keep our eyes on the promises of our Heavenly Father who promised that one day no one will say I am sick, (Isaiah 33:24) and that all our pain, sorrow and even death will be no more. (Revelation 21:3,4) Many prayers are with the family. May you have peace.

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