Mabel Wilson Poole

September 1, 1918April 18, 2013

Mabel Gentry Wilson Poole went to be with her Lord on April 18, 2013. Born on September 1, 1918, Mabel spent her early years in Raleigh, NC, graduating from Broughton High School in 1935 and from Winthrop College in 1939. She married William H (Bill) Poole from Mullins, SC, where she taught piano for 65 years.

Mabel served as organist for Mullins Presbyterian Church from 1945 - 2004. In 1999 a new choir room was dedicated in her honor and to the glory of God. In 2001 she received a Humanitarian Award from the Mullins Rotary Club for her many years of service to the community.

In 2005, she move to Raleigh NC to live with her daughter and has recently been under the care of Mayview Nursing Home. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Bill, in 1996, and a son, Wilson Guy, who died in infancy. Surviving her are one daughter, Mary Frances Zimmerman (husband Steve) of Raleigh; one grandson, Jason McCormick (wife Christy) of Charlotte; and two great-grandsons, Colin and Aiden McCormick, of Charlotte.

The family expresses gratitude to the caregivers at Mayview and Wake County Hospice for their love and support.

A graveside service will be held at Cedardale Cemetary in Mullins, SC on April 22 at 12:00 noon. A celebration of Mabel’s life will be held at 1:00 pm at Mullins Presbyterian Church. Remembrances may be made to the Mullins Presbyterian Church, Sandy Bluff Road, Mullins, SC 29574.


  • Celebration of Life Monday, April 22, 2013
  • Graveside Service Monday, April 22, 2013

Mabel Wilson Poole

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April 22, 2013

Mable was kind & loving, she will always be in my heart. I use to sit with her & she would tell me some of her past, how she & a friend would ride horse's down the streets of Mullins, SC. I never been there, but to ride a horse down main street is something, times have changed. She was also very protective about her pets, she loved animals. She is an amazing women.
Raleigh, NC

Ruthanne & Dick Campbell

April 20, 2013

Such a sweet lady. We will always have fond memories of her! Sending love and hugs to you, Mary & Steve.

Jane Richardson Belous

April 20, 2013

I took piano & organ lessons from Mrs. Poole for many years. She was so sweet & patient. God bless her! I always felt so welcomed in her home. I know she's playing in Heaven.

Sharon G. Cullipher

April 20, 2013

I will always remember her with our girl scout troop, all the camping trips and all the fun we had. I will also remember taking piano lessons from her. She will always have a special place in my heart. You'll will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Sherry Rogers Floyd

April 20, 2013

I know she is happy now. She probably is playing for the heavenly choir.i will never orget her.