Carol Sue Wilson, 67, of Blacksburg went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Blacksburg on Oct. 27, 1953, and lived well the 67 years God gifted her. She leaves behind an incredible legacy of love.
Carol married the love of her life, Al Wilson, on Oct. 26, 1974. Al preceded her in death when she was 38. Together, they shared some wonderful years serving in ministry in Bozeman, Mont.; Martinsville, Va.; North Apollo, Penn.; Quitman, La.; Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Christiansburg. She loved serving the Lord and others and was blessed to help wherever she could in the church. Her love for others was unrivaled as she helped so many others grow in their own faith as a pastor’s wife, in Sunday school, youth and at Camp Christi.
She was preceded in death by her father Alvie Akers, step-dad (and special grandpa) Gene Kegley and a brother, Steve Akers.
Her greatest ministry, however, was carried out in her home. She was the proud mother and is survived by Kristy (Paul Post, Bloomington, Ind.), Kelly (Chris McMurray, Winter Garden, Fla.), and Matthew (Blacksburg). She was an incredible example of God’s love and her children’s greatest cheerleader, and she always found a reason to choose joy. Her fingerprints will forever be inscribed all over their faith, and her convictions and virtues will be passed on as a generational blessing.
Carol is survived by her five grandchildren: Wyatt and Alli Post, Jimmy Wilson and Lillyanne, and Caroline McMurray as well as her two bonus grandbabies, Miah Mitchell, and Naomi Noren, whom she cared for since they were babies. One of the greatest treasures on earth was to watch how happy she was when she was loving on and playing with her grandbabies.
She is also survived by her mother, Mary Akers (Blacksburg), brother Mike Akers (Dawn of Palatka, Fla.), sister Ann Mann (Charlie of Blacksburg) as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own. Carol found a way to love and serve each one in her own special way.
Carol was a beautiful example of God’s love. She cared for anyone she ever crossed paths with and was generous with her love. She loved others more than she loved herself, and we can only imagine how happy she was to meet her Savior and finally be home with the love of her life again. The desire of Carol’s heart would be for you to ‘put a smile on your face and a song in your heart.’
A memorial service was held on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at Christiansburg First Church of God with the Rev. Chris McMurray and the Rev. Lance Jenkins officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions can be made to Christiansburg First Church of God.
McCoy Funeral Home is assisting the family.