Mrs. Bessie Lee Alexander Wilson, 70, of 185 Boger Farm Road, Harmony, N.C., was born in Iredell County on September 15, 1949, and was the daughter of the late Charlie “June” and Catherine Williams Alexander Sr. She departed this life on Friday, April 15, 2020, at her home following an extended illness.

She was married to McGraw Wilson, who survives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Ann Guest.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life her husband, McGraw Wilson of the home; one son, Timothy Alexander of Statesville; her daughter, Dianne Alexander of Greensboro; four grandchilren; one brother, Charlie Franklin Alexander Jr. of Statesville; two sisters, Joyce Alexander and Sandra Louise (Wayne) Graham, both of Statesville; three brothers-in-law, Jesse Wilson, Clyde (Meryl) Wilson Jr., and Roy Wilson, all of Statesville; two sisters-in-law, Diane Wilson and Sharon Wilson, both of Statesville; a host of nieces and nephews, including JoAnn Friday, Devitta Patterson and Devin Patterson; great nieces, great nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

In tears we saw you sinking
and watched you fade away
Our hearts were almost broken
We wanted you to stay
But when we saw you sleeping
So peacefully free from pain
How could we wish you back with us,
to suffer that again.
It breaks our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

Graveside Services will be conducted Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, 329 Indian Hill Road, Union Grove, N.C. with Pastor Steve Pope officiating.

There will be no public visitation. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 Virus we, Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, has been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. You can only enter the funeral with a funeral pass, which will be given to the family.

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Wilson family.

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