Catherine Leigh Wilson

November 8, 1991May 12, 2013

Catherine Leigh Wilson, 21, beloved daughter of Leigh Payne Wilson and Alan Clay Wilson, and cherished sister of Sarah Lawton Wilson, died Sunday, May 12, 2013 in Athens, GA.

She was born November 8, 1991 in Atlanta, GA. She grew up on Saint Simons Island, GA and graduated from Frederica Academy in 2010. She was currently a junior at the University of Georgia.

Catherine was a member of Saint Simons Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of Pirates of the Spanish Main and Chi Omega sorority.

There are very few people you meet in a lifetime like Catherine. She was sweet, kind, and gentle. She always saw the good in people, and made all in her presence feel special. She also had a great love and passion for animals....especially her dog, Wally. She was a gifted artist and formidable tennis player.

In addition to her parents and sister, Catherine is survived by her grandparents, Johnny and Pearl Wilson of Brunswick, GA, Sally Morrison Green of Madison, GA and Dr. Peter Michael Payne of Augusta, GA. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as countless friends.

The funeral will be at 11 am on Friday, May 17, 2013 at St. Simons Presbyterian Church with Reverand Bob Brearley officiating. A private burial will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Westover Cemetery in Augusta, GA.

There will be a visitation Thursday, May 16 in the evening, from 5-7 pm, at Edo Miller Funeral Home in Brunswick, GA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Catherine Leigh Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, at any Wells Fargo location.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 17, 2013

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R Shields

November 8, 2013

Catherine, you sweet girl. I have sweet memories of you carrying my babies around like they were your own! You are missed but cherished!
Mr. Shields

Matthew O'Brien

May 21, 2013

Sending you all every bit of our sympathy, strenght and love.

terri anderson

May 20, 2013

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.

Karen Stephens

May 20, 2013

My deepest sympathies to the Wilson family

May 20, 2013

May God wrap his arms around you all and hold you during this difficult time. All our love-
Phyllis and MJ Lyons

Hugh Leggett

May 19, 2013

It saddens me to think of the loss and grief you must feel. I pray that god will heal your heart and strengthen you in the days to come. Hugh D.

May 18, 2013

May you feel the peace and comfort as God holds you in the hollow of his hand during this time of loss. Catherine 's sweet spirit and light will always be present in your heart. May you feel the peace that passes all understanding. Amy & Pete Culver

Cedrick Tucker

May 18, 2013

Ms. Leigh and family,
Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your beautiful daughter and loved one. Please let me know if I may be of any assistance.

Cedrick Tucker
Weekend Concierge
Meridian Buckhead

Joe, Claire, Mary Liz and Caroline

May 18, 2013

Our prayers are with you now and always. We will miss your sweet Catherine.

May 18, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Wilson family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead...(Psalm 62:8).