Mildred June King Wilson, 85, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019, at The Laurels of Summit Ridge in Asheville.

Mildred was born Oct. 30, 1933, in Mitchell County to the late John and Dona King. She loved her family and adored her grandchildren. Mildred was a retired sales associate from Belk's in Asheville. She always enjoyed shopping and traveling.

She was preceded in passing by her husband of 19 years, Leonard L. Wilson.

Left behind to cherish her memory is her daughter Teresa McNeely of Asheville; and son, the Rev. Richard Wilson and wife, Nancy, of Newport News, Va.; two grandchildren, Aralyn Pressley and Gunnery Sergeant Matthew Foster; six great-grandchildren, Trevor Pressley, Casey Armachain, Ray Fain, Shawn Davidson, Bella Foster, and Leigha Howard; and one great-great grandson, Brysin Pressley.

The family will have a visitation Monday, Feb. 4, from 1 to 2 p.m., in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion. A funeral service will follow in the chapel at 2 p.m., with her nephew, the Rev. Tom Hunter officiating. The burial will take place in McDowell Memorial Park following the service.

Flowers are accepted, but memorial donations can be made to Denbigh Baptist Church, 13010 Mitchell Point Rd., Newport News, VA, 23602.

Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at

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