Honoring The Life Of Ruth Wilson


Ruth Caldwell Wilson 94 was called home to Our Heavenly Father on March 13,2020. Ruth was born to Henry and Eliza Jane Caldwell in Columbia, SC on March 6, 1926. She was raised in Greensboro, NC with her older sister Johnie Mae. Ruth graduated from James B. Dudley High School in 1943.  She married Lester Wilson Jr. and had 4 children Billy, Angela, Cheryl, and Denise.
Ruth was a career homemaker and did domestic work from time to time.
Ruth really loved Bethel AME Church and was a member for over 65 years.  She served as Secretary for the Louise Craig Scholarship Club for many years.  Ruth was a servant leader in the community, a nurturer, and caregiver for many. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Johnie Mae Herbin and niece Ernestine Herbin.
Ruth is survived by her son, Billy Wilson (Veronica), daughters, Angela Fitzgerald, Cheryl Wilson and Denise Henderson. Grandchildren Derek Wilson, Jarred Fitzgerald, Darius Wilson, Sonya Henderson, Lauren Fitzgerald, Lamar Henderson (Lynnae), of  Maryland and Devin Wilson, Great grandchildren Jeremiah Bagley and Abria Thacker One niece Elizabeth Alexander (Leo deceased), and her daughters Tonja Alexander (Natalie)  and Danielle Dorch (Troy), and their children Troy Dorch Jr. Kai Alexander and Tori Dorch, of Irvington NJ. Sons-In-Law John Fitzgerald and Joseph Henderson; Adopted grandchildren Jeffery Taylor, Danielle Dawkins, Tierra Grady and numerous others.
A celebration of her life with family and friends will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers and food, please make donations in her memory to the Louise Craig Scholarship Fund at Bethel AME Church, 200 N. Regan Street Greensboro NC 27401 or Dudley Alumni Association, James B. Dudley Class of 1943, P.O. Box 21971, Greensboro, NC 27420 in Memory of Ruth C. Wilson.