August 30, 1933 ~ December 6, 2021

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Kitty McMahan Wilson, 88, went to be with her Lord in Heaven on Monday, December 6, 2021 at her home she lived in for almost 48 years.

Born in Asheville, NC to the late Jeter P. McMahan and Faye M. McMahan; she was also preceded in death by her husband of almost 70 years, James Roy Wilson; a grandson, William Casey Cordell and three brothers and four sisters.

Miss Kitty was a longtime member of Biltmore Church where she devoted her time to teaching children and where she was the Director of Childcare also for several years. She was a former teacher’s aide and she loved teaching children and devoted herself and her time teaching them about Jesus and helped anyone who needed her in her church family and her own family.

She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Wilson Cordell and her husband, David; a son, James Steve Wilson and his wife, Eva Mae; three grandsons, Stephen Cordell (Nichole), Scott Wilson (Kim), and Keith Wilson and two great grandsons, Tyler Wilson and Nathan Cordell.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road and the family will receive friends Tuesday at the funeral home from 1:00 -2:00 PM. Burial will follow at Emma’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Care Partners Hospice In Home Care for all their help and support during these past few months.

As Miss Kitty would always say, “Our lives are touched by many people, but only a few that leave that special feeling in our hearts which last forever.”


Funeral Service: December 14, 2021 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Visitation: December 14, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704



Emma's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
417 Emmas Grove Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Dear Family
    Memories of Kitty go away back with my family. You probably know she and her siblings ran around with my daddy on Brook Street in Biltmore. Daddy use to tell some many stories of all the girls and Therlow, Bo and more coming to their house. Running all over the hills of that place. Then of course we were brought to get her again when our children played baseball against each other. Cindy would bring the boys. It was like a reunion to me every time. I ran in to Kitty and Cindy this year at the store. I wanted us bad to go visit and hear more stories since my daddy was now gone. To each of you we send our sorrow for your lose but our joys for her gain. To be in the arms of Jesus right now. I can envy her. Jesus is your strength and He will keep you and carry you if you need Him to. It is sad to see another piece of that generation go home and not be with us. But they will be waiting when Jesus calls us home. Love you guys in Christ.


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