Elizabeth Ann Wilson, affectionately known as Betty, passed away peacefully on Friday,
February 9, 2024, as a resident of the Grace Unit of The Woodland, located in Farmville,
Virginia. Betty was born in Charleston, West Virginia, on March 21, 1935, as the youngest child
of the late Mary Katherine Trimble Wilson and the late George Nelson Wilson, Jr., joining a
brother, George Nelson Wilson, III. She grew up in the same house on Noyes Avenue in
Charleston, where she lived until her move to Farmville, Virginia around 2011.Elizabeth retired
from the Department of Taxation for the state of West Virginia.
Always a doting Great Aunt, Betty enjoyed searching for and gifting her great nieces and
nephews memorable toys, and often kept the toys from fast food meals to give to others.
As a hobby, Betty loved to tap dance and took lessons even as she approached the young age
of mid-to-late 60’s.
Betty was a happy soul, quick witted and one never quite knew what joke or pun that she might
come out with as you visited her. She had a wonderful and positive outlook on her life, even as
it found her living several years in the nursing home. Betty was a favorite of many of the nurses
and staff at the Woodland as well as a favorite of the friends and family members of the other
residents. She often would tell you either, “See you later, alligator,” or “After a while, crocodile,”
as you left her room. Truly a loving person that blessed the lives of those around her, Betty will
Elizabeth is survived by her only brother, George Nelson Wilson, III, also a resident of The
Woodland, in Farmville, Virginia. She is survived by her niece, Elizabeth Wilson Smith
(Marshall) of Farmville, Virginia, and by her nephew, George Nelson Wilson, IV (Terri), also of
Farmville, Virginia, as well as great nieces and nephews, including Victoria Gayle Wilson Najjar
(Dilan), of Waynesboro, Virginia; Zachary Atkins Wilson, of Farmville, Virginia; Nicholas Hart
Wilson (engaged to Elaine Lavergne) of Chesterfield, Virginia; Dr. Mary Katherine Smith of
Ashland, Virginia; Hannah Wilson Smith, of Roanoke, Virginia and Savannah Elizabeth Wilson,
of Farmville, Virginia. She is survived by one great-great niece, Artemis Gayle Najjar. She is
also survived by several cousins.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Elizabeth Ann Wilson will be held on Monday, February
19, 2024, in the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home, located at 115 Covington Court, Farmville,
Virginia 23901. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to the hour of service at the Puckett
Funeral Home, with the funeral service to begin at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be private and held
at a later date at the Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins, West Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions can be made to a charity of your choice, in memory of Elizabeth Ann Wilson.