Lizzie Mae Wilson

May 13, 2022

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Mrs. Lizzie Mae Sutton Wilson, 86, of Garner, NC departed this earthly life on Friday May 13, 2022.  She was born March 10, 1936 in Washington, Georgia.  She was the only child born to Clifford and Elizabeth Booker Sutton.

Lizzie attended and graduated from Washington High School in Raleigh, NC in 1953. She further matriculated at Shaw University where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education.

On May 10, 1955, Lizzie married DeSota Wilson where they remained happily married for 40 years until his death in 1995. From this union three children, DeSota, Tony and Pamela were born. Her son Tony preceded her in death in 1965

Lizzie Mae taught in New Jersey, Okinawa, and North Carolina and was one of the first teachers to integrate Wake County Schools.

Lizzie Mae leaves to cherish her memories, her daughter, Pamela Wilson of Raleigh, NC, her son DeSota, daughter-in-law, Teresa; three granddaughters, Brittany (Tremayne), Jessica (Arthur), and Zari Wilson, all of Duluth, Georgia; three sisters, Dyanne, Earlene, and Pattie; two brothers, Percy of Washington, Georgia, and Clifford Earl; three great grandchildren, Amani Rae Ngubeni, Arthur C. Tripp and Asaiya Mitchell.

Her Graveside service and interment will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday May 19, 2022 at Raleigh National Cemetery, 501 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, NC 27610.

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May 18, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Haywood Funeral Home
2415 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Graveside Service
May 19, 2022

11:08 AM
Raleigh National Cemetery
501 Rock Quarry Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

Interment following funeral service
May 19, 2022

Raleigh National Cemetery
501 Rock Quarry Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

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