Blanche Maxine (Bess) Wilson

October 20, 2019


Funeral service for Blanche Maxine Bess Wilson, 88, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Platt Springs United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Woodridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel.

Mrs. Wilson passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019. Born in Sanford, NC, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Blanche Canipe Bess. Maxine was a longtime member of Platt Springs UMC and active with the Women's Circle. Following numerous years of dedicated service, Maxine retired from Threatt Outlet and spent many years volunteering at God's Helping Hands. She had a love of antiques and a green thumb in the garden but most importantly, she had the love of her family closest to her heart. Maxine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Surviving are her husband of 70 years, John G. Wilson, Sr.; sons, Ralph Wilson (Colleen), Mike Wilson (Peg), John G. Wilson, Jr. (Debbie); daughter, Lynn Roland (Paul); brother, Walter Bess; and sister, Jeanette Bridges. She is also survived by her grandchildren, John G. Wilson III "Jay" (Alice), Scott Wilson, Kaitlin Dickson (Halen), Taylor Wilson, Kelcey Mathis (Steve), Sarah Wilson (Rob Cantu), Patrick Roland, Marianne Smith (Paul), Amber Jovanelly, Travis Mead (Naomi), Savannah Spires; great-grandchildren, John G. Wilson IV "Grady" Wilson, Jacob Wilson, Molly Beth Wilson, Gabriel Dickson, Michael Dickson, CJ Roland, Jordan Phillips, Ethan Phillips, Austin Smith, Tristan Smith, Tyler Langford, Emma Jovanelly, Jason Mead, and Sully Camp. Maxine was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Memorials may be made to God’s Helping Hands, 919 Holland Avenue, Cayce, SC, 29044 or Alzheimer’s Association, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210.

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