Corrie Sally Wilson was born to the late Sally Thompson on January 12, 1948 in Oxford, MS. She attended Central High School and graduated in 1966. She furthered her education by attending Rust College, Northwest Junior College, and eventually graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Hospitality Management. In 1978, she attended Foster Beauty College where she received her license in Cosmetology. Some years later she obtained her real estate license and ended her professional career at Coldwell Banker as a real estate agent.
In 1972, Sally met the man she would eventually marry, Leroy Wilson. The two of them were happily married on March 23, 1978. Just one year later, Sally decided to dedicate her life to serving God by getting baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on March 17, 1979. The following year Sally transitioned into the full time regular pioneer service and began a 42 year journey of volunteer work which was comprised of preaching and teaching others about the Bible as Jesus instructed us to do in Matthew 28:19, 20. Her love for the Bible and deep concern for the welfare of her fellow man became one of her trademarks as she faithfully committed her life to helping others come to know Jehovah, never missing an opportunity to share an encouraging word from the Bible. She especially enjoyed talking to older people about the Bible and bringing them to a fuller understanding of its teachings.
In 1987, she enjoyed the blessing of watching her own husband, Leroy, dedicate his life to Jehovah. For the next 35 years the two of them happily served Jehovah, side by side, supporting one another and aiding countless others to also make a full dedication to God. Sally always expressed this service to Jehovah as one of the greatest joys of her life.
On Tuesday, April 6, 2022, after 74 years, Corrie Sally Wilson’s life sadly came to an end, surrounded by loved ones. Her memory will remain in the heart of her husband of 42 years, Leroy Wilson and her children, Agena Boles (Russell Boles), Keith Wilson (Cynthia Wilson) and her stepdaughter, Tiffany Nicole Wilson. She also leaves behind four loving grandchildren, Gregory Hodges, Corey Boles, Dorian Stovall, Memory Paige Wilson and granddaughter-in-law, Tanisha Hodges. Although two of her siblings passed before her, Joyce Mosby and Lillie Crowley, she is survived by two sisters, Mary Givhan and Barbara Pegues and three brothers, C.W. Thompson, James Larry Pegues and Reynard Pegues and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.