Barbara Wilson

Published 10:49 am Friday, May 24, 2013

Barbara Jackson Wilson, 56, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in the Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, Landrum, S.C.

Born in 1956, Mrs. Wilson was a life long resident of Polk County. A graduate of Polk Central High School, class of 1974; she retired as an administrative assistant with Spartanburg Community College after 36 years of service.  She was a member of Cooper’s Gap Baptist Church where she served as pianist for many years as well as girl’s youth leader and children’s choir director.

Barbara Wilson

Barbara Wilson

Barbara is survived by her husband, Michael D. Wilson; a son, Michael Ryan Wilson (Lindsay) of Greenville, SC; and her parents, Boyce L. and Genelle Bradley Jackson.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Regina Jackson, who passed away in 1999.

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Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Cooper’s Gap Baptist Church, Mill Spring, N.C. with Rev. Donald Hollifield, Rev. Hubert Street, Rev. John Godfrey, Rev. Bob Philbeck, Rev. Warren Elliott, and Rev. Rick Wall officiating.

Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6–7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr.  Columbus, NC 28722; or to Cooper’s Gap Baptist Church, 730 Cooper Gap Rd.  Mill Spring, NC 28756-4648.

An online guest register is available at