In memoriam: Emeritus missionary Flora Angelle ‘Angie’ Wilson, 87

Angie Wilson

Flora Angelle “Angie” Wilson, an emeritus International Mission Board missionary who shared the gospel among American Peoples in Brazil, died Feb. 19, 2019. She was 87.

Born April 5, 1931 in August, Ga., she was a 1949 graduate of Leavelle McCampbell High School, Graniteville, and a 1999 graduate of the University of South Carolina-Aiken with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. She also studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Wilson was the beloved wife of 68 years to Gene O’Neil Wilson, Sr., of Warrenville, S.C. In her application for missionary service, she recounted that it was while her husband attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary that she experienced “the definite call to foreign missions. It was on a Missionary Day and Dr. Baker James Cauthen spoke, bringing a wonderful message. … Later I found that Gene had experienced the same call.”

The Wilsons ministered in Baptist churches in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. She served through Woman’s Missionary Union, nursery, youth and adults ministries. Her greatest interests were serving with the preschool children and in choir.

Appointed as Foreign Mission Board (now IMB) missionaries in the early 1960s, the Wilsons served for 28 years in Brazil. After moving back to Aiken County, S.C., she was an active member of the Graniteville First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and also taught Sunday School.

She is survived by her husband, Gene; one daughter, Rachel W. (Barry) Langley, Columbia, S.C.; three sons: Dr. Gene O’Neil (Chrys) Wilson, Jr., Bowling Green, Ky., Kenneth Mark Wilson, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, John Gregory Wilson, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted Feb. 22, 2019, at Graniteville (S.C.) First Baptist Church, with interment in Graniteville cemetery.

Read a full obituary here.