ROCK HILL -- Mrs. Shirley Williams Wilson, 81, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.
Mrs. Wilson was born in Anniston, Ala., a daughter of the late Lewis James and Shirley Mae Higgins Williams.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Alvin Royce Wilson; her son, Ross Wilson; a sister, Olice Dorman; and a stepgrandson, D.J. Hilton.
Mrs. Wilson was an elegant lady with a special talent for fashion and decorating. She was a devoted wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. All will deeply miss her.
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She is survived by her daughter, Yolanda Hilton and husband, Danny; son, Don Wilson and wife, Iris, all of Rock Hill; her brothers, Richard, Lewis and Donald Williams, all of Anniston, Ala., and Norman Williams of Douglasville, Ga.; her sisters, Ann Jones of Anniston, Ala., and Dr. Gladys Sunner of Apopka, Fla.; four granddaughters, Heather Mikkelson, Jennifer Atherton, Anna Wilson and Addison Wilson; one stepgrandson, Gregg Hilton; and two great-grandchildren, Sydney Mikkelson and Makayla Hilton
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter, Yolanda Hilton, 2896 Forest Hills Circle, Rock Hill.
A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Wilson will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. M.H. Hilton officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Next Generation Fund at First Baptist Church, 481 Hood Center Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730 or North Rock Hill Church, 2562 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.
Condolences can be e-mailed to the family at www.basscauthenfuneralhome.com
Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home is serving the family.