Wilson, Carol Akers
Carol Sue Wilson, 67, of Blacksburg went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born in Blacksburg, VA on October 27, 1953 and lived well the 67 years God gifted her. She leaves behind an incredible legacy of love.
Carol married the love of her life, Al Wilson on October 26, 1974. Al preceded her in death when she was 38. Together, they shared some wonderful years serving in ministry in Bozeman, Montana; Martinsville, Virginia; North Apollo, Pennsylvania; Quitman, Louisiana; and Poplar Bluff, Missouri as well as Christiansburg, Virginia. She loved serving the Lord and others and was blessed to help wherever she could in the church. Her love for others was unrivaled as she helped so many others grow in their own faith, as a pastor’s wife, in Sunday School, youth, and at Camp Christi. She was also preceded in death by her father Alvie Akers, step-dad (and special grandpa) Gene Kegley, and brother Steve Akers.
Her greatest ministry, however, was carried out in her home. She was the proud mother and is survived by Kristy (Paul Post, Bloomington, IN), Kelly (Chris McMurray, Winter Garden, FL), and Matthew (Blacksburg, VA). She was an incredible example of God’s love, their greatest cheerleader, and she always found a reason to choose joy. Her fingerprints will forever be inscribed all over their faith and her convictions and virtues will be passed on as a generational blessing.
Carol was also survived by her 5 grandchildren, Wyatt and Alli Post, Jimmy Wilson, and Lillyanne, and Caroline McMurray as well as her two bonus grandbabies, Miah Mitchell, and Naomi Noren, whom she cared for since they were babies. One of the greatest treasures on earth was to watch how happy she was when she was loving on and playing with her grandbabies.
Carol was also survived by her mother, Mary Akers (Blacksburg, VA), brother, Mike Akers (Dawn of Palatka, FL), sister, Ann Mann (Charlie of Blacksburg, VA) as well as numerous nieces and nephews which she loved as her own. Carol found a way to love and serve each one in her own special way.
Carol was a beautiful example of God’s love. She cared for anyone she ever crossed paths with and was generous with her love. She loved others more than she loved herself and we can only imagine how happy she was to meet her Savior and finally be home with the love of her life again. The desire of Carol’s heart would be for you to ‘put a smile on your face and a song in your heart.’
All are welcome to attend the Memorial service to follow at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2020, at Christiansburg First Church of God with the Rev. Chris McMurray and the Rev. Lance Jenkins officiating. The family will happily receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. We will observe all local safety guidelines regarding Covid-19 and masks are encouraged by all.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Christiansburg First Church of God.
McCoy Funeral Home is assisting the family.