Kenneth Wilson

Kenneth Wilson, 77, husband of Brenda Mahaffey Wilson for over 56 years, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Born in Greenville, SC, he was a son of the late William Hamilton and Beatrice Green Wilson.

In addition to his wife, Ken is survived by two daughters, Kim McCullough and husband Bill of Simpsonville, SC, and Janet Wilson-Russell and husband Atlas Russell of Mount Gilead, NC; four grandchildren, Mack McCullough, Suzannah Sistare, Emily Davis and husband Hunter, and Beau Hamilton Sistare; a great-grandchild Harper Grace Davis; three siblings, Bud Wilson, Frances McDaniel, and Betty Richardson and husband Ken, many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews, and his constant companion, Petey-Girl.

A Funeral service will be on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Cannon-Byrd Funeral Home beginning at 2:00 pm. The family will gather in the chapel at 1:30 pm.

Condolences to the family of Kenneth Wilson

  • Kay Wilson Trant
    2 years ago

    I sure am sorry to hear about Ken wish I had gotten to know him better but from what I knew of him he was a really nice person. I pray for everyone who knew and loved him especially his wife, daughters and grandchildren.

  • Donna Leonard
    2 years ago

    I am so sorry to hear about Ken. He was a very nice man an I enjoyed working with him. God Bless you an your family.

  • Kathy Thompson
    2 years ago

    Ken was such a nice guy. Prayers for your family

  • Phil Dyer.
    2 years ago

    My sincere thoughts to Ken’s family. I worked with Ken on some projects at Cryovac, always great to work with. I pray for comfort for the family at this time. Phil Dyer.

    • Kathy Tate
      2 years ago

      Brenda and family, I am so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. You all are in my prayers.

  • Wanda Snow Franklin
    2 years ago

    Brenda, I graduated with you from Hillcrest, and I so sorry about your loss. One of my comforts is the poem “Gone from My Sight” by Henry Van Dyke:

    Gone From My Sight

    I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,
    spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts
    for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
    I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck
    of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

    Then, someone at my side says, “There, she is gone.”

    Gone where?

    Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,
    hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
    And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

    Her diminished size is in me — not in her.

    And, just at the moment when someone says, “There, she is gone,”
    there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
    ready to take up the glad shout, “Here she comes!”

    And that is dying…

  • Jamie W McCurry
    2 years ago

    I am still in shock over hearing about Kenny’s passing. I am praying for you Brenda, Kim, Janet and family. I love you all!

  • Susan Mullinax
    2 years ago

    Praying for you all. You have always felt like family to me, and I love you all. I am saddened to hear this news. Will keep you all in prayer.❤❤❤

  • Hildred Compton
    2 years ago

    Brenda and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Kens passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Hildred and Betty Compton

  • Peggy Thackston Woods
    2 years ago

    Brenda, as you recall, we met Ken with you at the Coach House several years ago. Even though we graduated high school together, we quickly became friends with Ken as well. It certainly took my breath away when I saw Ken’s death posted. He was such a sweet, kind, and compassionate man. Brenda, I know you and your family will face a deep void without Ken. David and I will certainly be praying for all of you during this time. May God bring you comfort during these difficult days ahead.

    Peggy & David Woods

  • Betsy Helms
    2 years ago

    Janet, so sorry for your loss. Prayers are coming your way and hopes of lifting your spirits ❤️

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