Nellie Deaton Wilson

nellie wilson

February 21, 1926 ~ July 31, 2020

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

The wife of the late Carey D. Wilson, Jr., Nellie Deaton Wilson, RN, aged 94, died Friday, July 31, 2020.

A native of Swain County, she was the daughter of the late Reuben and Calcina Swayney Deaton. She was an RN with the Red Cross and Mercy Hospital in Charlotte. She is also preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Wilson.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by daughter, Phyllis Wilson, of Asheville; son, Carey D. Wilson, III, and wife Karen of Macon, GA; grandchildren Carey D. Wilson, IV and wife Bobbi-sue of Ocala, FL, and Joseph Willard of Asheville; and great-grandchildren Claira-lynn Wilson, Carey D. Wilson, V, Aubrey Wilson and Georgia Wilson.

Private graveside services will be held on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Carey D. Wilson, III, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Children’s Hope Alliance, Barium Springs Campus, 156 Frazier Loop, Statesville, NC, 28677.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Rd. is assisting the family.


Private Graveside Service: August 4, 2020 1:00 pm

Evergreen Cemetery
4426 Central Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205

(704) 336-2123

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  1. Praying for the peace that only God can give at this time in a family’s loss of a mother and a grandmother. May God’s love and presence be your strength through it all. Love y’all, your friend, Zora

  2. Our love and fervent prayers are with y’all. We, your Bethany family, and the choir grieve with you both from Georgia. May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

  3. Doug, Karen and family,
    Your precious Nellie is now beholding the face and feeling the embrace of her Savior, Jesus! We are lifting you to our Lord.
    Love you!
    Jimmy and Susan

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