Virginia Ann Wilson

virginia wilson

December 4, 1930 ~ August 24, 2023

Born in: New Port, RI
Resided in: Suwanee, GA

Virginia Davis Wilson, a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, went home to her Lord and Savior on August 24, 2023, at the age of 92. Virginia was born in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1930 to Joseph and Helen Davis. She and her sister were “Navy brats,” living everywhere from San Diego, California, to Pearl City, Hawaii, during World War II. Virginia met William Wilson III, the love of her life and another Navy man, in San Diego, and they married in 1949. The newlyweds made their home in Bill’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, and created their family which included four daughters.

Virginia is predeceased by her husband, Bill, and daughters, Carol Ann Wilson and Paula Wilson Tucker. Virginia is survived by her daughters, Deborah Wilson Markey (Mike) and Laura Wilson Baker (Geoff). She is also survived by her grandchildren and great children: Angie Fulford Leccese (Vince), Jason Fulford (Tamara), Olivia Markey, Nicholas Markey (Kelly), William Markey, Caroline Tucker, Davis Baker (Brittany), Ansley Baker Ledbetter (Nathan). Virginia’s great grandchildren are Grant Leccese, Evan Leccese, and Ladd Ledbetter. Virginia is also survived by her sister, Martha Stegall, her nieces, Frannie and Linda, and her cousin, Ann Randall.

Virginia’s faith was central to her life since the age of 17 when she became a Christian during a Billy Graham crusade in San Diego, California. From that day on she devoted her life to Jesus as a member of Park Avenue Baptist, Briarlake Baptist Church and later, Johns Creek Baptist Church. She made many lifelong friends in all congregations and especially loved the friendship and support from the Widows in Transition group at John’s Creek Baptist. Virginia’s passion was gardening, and she enjoyed her neighborhood garden club. She also loved musical theatre and volunteered with Bill at the iconic Fox Theatre in Atlanta for several years.

Virginia loved meeting new people and considered everyone a friend. She had a zest for life and loved a good adventure. Riding in a hot air balloon and exploring the top of an Alaskan glacier by helicopter while in her eighties show her life-long willingness to try something new. She lived by these mottos: take the path less traveled and leave any place better than when you found it.
Virginia will be sorely missed. She was a caring, compassionate, and generous person who enriched the life of everyone she met.

A Celebration of Life service will be held….

The Christian burial will be a private family service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of Virginia’s most cherished organizations, Samaritan’s Purse, at or 1(800) 528-1980.

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