Wanda Kaye Whitehead Wilson

wanda wilson

February 7, 1949 ~ May 22, 2024

Born in: Maryville, TN
Resided in: Candler, NC

Wanda Kaye Whitehead Wilson, 75, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

A native of Maryville, TN, Kaye was a daughter of Margaret Grace Cable Whitehead and the late Lewis Stokely Whitehead. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Lee Wilson.

Mrs. Wilson was a member of Maple Ridge Baptist Church. She enjoyed taking vacations, specifically taking cruises with her husband, Norman, and the Primitive Quartet. She loved her flowers, her family and her friends.

In addition to her mother, Kaye is survived by her sister, Marilyn Welshan (David); brothers, Phillip Whitehead (Linda), and Roger Whitehead; brother-in-law/brother, Truman Wilson; niece, Hope McGrane, and nephews, Scott Whitehead, Robert Whitehead, Ashley Keith Odom and Travis Whitehead.

Mrs. Wilson’s family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at Maple Ridge Baptist Church, Candler. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Pastors Coy Adams, Chad Edwards and Josh DeHart will officiate. Burial will then take place at Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery, Candler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.


Visitation: May 28, 2024 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Maple Ridge Baptist Church
133 Medford Branch Rd
Candler, NC 28715

Funeral Service: May 28, 2024 1:00 pm

Maple Ridge Baptist Church
133 Medford Branch Rd
Candler, NC 28715

Burial: May 28, 2024 2:00 pm

Bethesda Baptist Church
590 Pisgah Highway
Candler, NC 28715

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  1. I have met this lady and she was a real sweetheart. Now she’s reunited with Norman. R.I.P. sweet lady. See you again one day soon 🌹

  2. So sorry to hear this!! I cherish the friendship we shared in high school! She will always be in my memories!..Prayers for all the family!

  3. I loved Kaye and Norman Wilson. Sweet couple you could talk to. They will be missed. Praying for the family.

  4. One of the dearest friends I have ever known. Norman and Kay were special to many of us over the years.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers for our dear friend.
    KIT, GAYLE, BOB & Gina

  6. So sorry to hear of Kaye’s passing. She was a very sweet lady and I always enjoyed talking with her and Norman. My prayers are with her family.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kaye’s family and all the friends who loved her and will certainly miss her sweet smile. She will not be forgotten.

  8. Love your music. But the Williams family are very sorry about your loss of your dear sweet wife. I’m glad we will get to renight again in heaven. I’m praying for your dear sweet family every day. Love dearly Evangelist Charles Williams.

  9. Alton and Colene Higgins, will miss her so much. Love and Prayers for the family

    • It’s such a shock to learn of Kaye’s death. My condolences to her family and friends and especially the Primitive Quartet.

  10. Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Kaye Wilson. She will always hold a special place in our hearts! 😞❤️

  11. Kay was a dear and sweet friend. I haven’t seen her in quiet awhile because of my health, but I often thought of her and the good times we all shared at the singings. My deepest sympathy is extended to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

  12. She use to come in the store and we would talk.She was very sweet and loved her flowers.

  13. So sorry yo hear of your alls loss of dear Kay. One day soon there’ll be a great reunion day though. Prayers for all the family. We love the Primitive’s & have been enjoying their music & ministry since their beginning in the early 70’s.

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