Iris Rosie Lewis Wilson, 90, of Irisburg, peacefully passed away surrounded by family on June 23, 2022. She was born in Patrick County, VA on October 29, 1931, to the late Early Cline Lewis and Edna Boyd Lewis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Johnnie Bema Wilson; son, Michael Ray Wilson; sister, Gerolean Webb; and three brothers, Garry Lewis, Arzie Lewis and Frank Lewis.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by her daughter, Karen Wilson Parrish and husband, Lewis Michael Parrish of Melbourne, FL; daughter, Linda Wilson Cox and husband, James Franklin Cox, Jr. of Irisburg; and daughter-in-law, Rhonda Wilson Scott and husband, Robert Eddie Scott of Irisburg.
She was the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren: Benjamin Parrish and wife, Jennifer of FL; Jordan Parrish and wife, Lauren of FL; James Cox, III and wife, Ashley of Irisburg; Katelyn Peters and husband, Benjamin of Irisburg; Lindsey Puckett and husband, Kyle of Stuart; Emily Norman and husband, Joseph of IL; and Zachary Wilson of Irisburg. She also very much treasured her great grandchildren: Bernadette and Benjamin Parrish, Chloe and Anna Parrish, Lila and Maylee Cox, Caleb, Luke and Seth Peters, and Korbin and Krew Puckett.
Mrs. Wilson has one sister, Annie Salmons of Woolwine, one brother, John “Mac” Lewis of Meadows of Dan; and several nieces and nephews. She was lovingly cared for by her friends Susan Penn, Margaret Harris and Joyce Sowers, SOVAH Home Health and Mountain Valley Hospice.
Mrs. Wilson retired from CSI in Ridgeway, VA. She was a faithful member of Irisburg United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the United Methodist Women’s Group. She dedicated a great deal of her time to helping her community through the church. Mrs. Wilson enjoyed sewing, crocheting and listening to music. She had a green thumb and loved spending time admiring her flowers and working in her yard. Affectionately known as “Granny”, she was a wonderful cook who often got requests from family and friends for their favorites – Banana Pudding, German Chocolate Cake and many others. She was a strong and humble woman who devoted her life to serving God, her family and friends.
The Funeral Service will be held at Norris Funeral Services – Martinsville Chapel on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 2pm with the Rev. Brian Mallary officiating with Eulogist Frankie Cox. The family will receive friends at Norris Funeral Services one hour prior to the service and other times at the home of Frankie and Linda Cox. Mrs. Wilson’s grandsons will be Pallbearers. Burial will follow the service and will be at Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville, VA.
Memorials may be made to the Irisburg United Methodist Church Women’s Group, Mountain Valley Hospice or a charity of your choice.
Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory – Martinsville, VA is serving the Wilson family. Online condolences may be made at www.NorrisFuneral.com.