JOHN 11:25 “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me, shall never die.”
On February 24, 2019 Lillie Mae Wilson received her golden ticket into the pearly gates of heaven. She was born on January 5, 1947 to the late Sarah Frances and Mills Fayton Sr. in Columbia, North Carolina. She was best known by her family and some others as “Baby Mae”, for she was the baby of the family. She was a graduate of Tyrell High School, and also attended New Kensington Commercial School where she majored in business. She was also a health care provider for many years.
Lillie was a kind-hearted, loving and God fearing woman who brightened up a room with her presence, grace, and smile. She was also a prayer warrior. On the prayer line every night with her sisters and friends praying for the sick and shut in. She loved the Lord, for only He knew what she went through. She united with the First Christian Church in Tarentum, PA in 1978 until she moved to Norfolk, VA. She attended a few churches in Norfolk, until she visited Calvary Revival Church on Little Creek Road and fell in love with Bishop B. Courtney McBath’s style of teaching and became a member in 1992.
Lillie enjoyed cooking, baking, and singing. It was the soothing sound of her voice that could comfort and put babies to sleep. She was a nurturer, provider and a confidant. To know her was to love her. She had a heart of gold. She financially supported many ministries and charities. She was a member of the Golden Hearts at the Salvation Army, where she enjoyed the excursions they took, going to uplift the spirits of people in nursing facilities and much more. She was kind and helpful to any who crossed paths with her. Lillie was a very family oriented person who loved her family very much. Though our hearts will grieve from the emptiness we feel, we are filled with peace knowing that you no longer have to endure pain and suffering. Jesus said, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).
Lillie Mae Wilson was predeceased by one granddaughter, Faythe R. Wilson; one great grandson, Tyrone Wilson: two brothers, Mills Fayton of New York City and James Fayton of Trenton, New Jersey; four sisters, Mary E. McClees and Martha McNeill of North Carolina, Vera Brown and Delores Badham both of Norfolk, VA.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, two daughters, Rosita Wilson and Andrea Wilson of Norfolk VA: three sons, Calvin Wilson Jr. of Middletown OH, Eugene(Mary) Wilson of San Carlos CA, and David Wilson of Rocky Mount N.C; a very special daughter in law, Rosemarie Wilson of Rocky Mount N.C; one brother, Wilbert Fayton of Creswell N.C; fifteen grandchildren, Christopher Wilson, Christian Wilson, Jasmine Wilson, Tyrone Wilson, Kendreall Wilson, Jordan Wilson, Cerenity Wilson, Shawn Wilson, Abigail Wilson, Aaron Wilson, Mark San Miguel, Desiree Wilson, David Wilson Jr, and Shoniqua McAhee; fifteen great grandchildren, Christopher Wilson Jr., Kayla Hayes, Keymani Wilson, Aniyah Wilson, Kamryn Wilson, Wynter Wilson, J’Myra Wilson, Harmoni Ripson, Hayden Wilson, Levi Bennett, Jahnya McAhee, King Christopher Wilson, Casey Wilson, Tyrone Wilson Jr, and Kamari Diggs; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.