Blanche Maxine Wilson
May 23, 1931 – 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 (Doug), 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.
Father: Dan Bess (deceased)
Mother: Blanche Canipe Bess (deceased)
Husband: John G. Wilson, Sr.
Son and Daughter-in-law: Ralph and Colleen Wilson
Son and Daughter-in-law: Mike and Peg Wilson
Son and Daughter-in-law: John G. Wilson, Jr. and Debbie Wilson
Daughter and Son-in-law: Lynn and Paul Roland
Grandson: John G. Wilson III "Jay" and wife, Alice
Grandson: Scott Wilson
Granddaughter: Kaitlin Dickson and husband, Halen
Granddaughter: Taylor Wilson
Granddaughter: Kelcey Mathis and husband, Steve
Granddaughter: Sarah Wilson and fiancé, Rob Cantu
Grandson: Patrick Roland
Granddaughter: Marianne Smith and husband, Paul
Granddaughter: Amber Jovanelly and husband, Doug
Grandson: Travis Mead and wife, Naomi
Granddaughter: 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
Brother: Walter Bess
Brother: Wayne Bess (deceased)
Brother: Bruner Bess (deceased)
Brother: Garland Bess (deceased)
Brother: Paul Bess (deceased)
Sister: Jeanette Bridges
Sister: Sue Dycus (deceased)
Sister: Cindy Hoyle (deceased)
- Jay Wilson, Active Pallbearer
- Scott Wilson, Active Pallbearer
- Patrick Roland, Active Pallbearer
- Grady Wilson, Active Pallbearer
- Gabriel Dickson, Active Pallbearer
- Steve Mathis, Active Pallbearer
- Jacob Wilson, Honorary Pallbearer
- Michael Dickson, Honorary Pallbearer
God's Helping Hands
919 Holland Avenue, Cayce, South Carolina 29044
140 Stoneridge Drive Suite 210 , Columbia, South Carolina 29210
- Visitation Wednesday, October 23, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, October 24, 2019
Blanche Maxine Wilson
Brenda Kae Merritt
October 24, 2019
Lynn - my sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you for comfort and strength in the days ahead.
October 23, 2019
Maxine was a very special lady. My memories of her have to be the times her and her sisters spent time together (one of them being my mother), it was always laughter. I never saw Maxine without a smile on her face. I always enjoyed visiting her and all the Wilson's. God truly blessed us by making her family. Love you and will miss you. I will be praying for your family.
October 22, 2019
Lynn and family....
So sorry to see your Mom has gone on to wait for all of you.
As you celebrate her long life and so many memoriesn you know you can smile
October 22, 2019
I wish I could say I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Blanche Maxine Wilson. I didnt; but I figured I would share something that would hopefully make her proud as she looks down upon us.
I’m a friend of her granddaughter. You won’t find a more knowledgeable or passionate advocate than Taylor Wilson. I know my friend’s heart, and the hearts of all who knew Mrs. Wilson, are broken.
But I know Taylor and know she will have even more fire inside of her as she advocates for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients across South Carolina.
My prayers and condolences to this family. And blessing in knowing that her granddaughter will make sure her life and her story are never forgotten!