Brenda J. Gilman Wilson, 69, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went to be with our Lord on May 17, 2013.
Brenda was born July 31, 1943 to James Edgar and Oaka Sturdivant Gilman in Wytheville. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Charles E. Gilman; her aunt, Lillian G. Walters, and niece, Kathy G. Grinnell.
She is survived by two children, Todd Wilson of Pulaski, and Susan Newberry; five grandchildren, Heather Davis Stevens, Alyssa Newberry, Nicholas Newberry, Josh Wilson and Justin Wilson, and four great-grandchildren, Cole Stevens, Lily Stevens, Cora Stevens and Shyanne Wilson.
Memorial services will be held at Max Creek Baptist Church, 3000 Old Route 100, Draper, Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m. Brenda will be laid to rest beside her mother at West End Cemetery in Wytheville at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to help offset funeral expenses. Donations can be made payable to Todd Wilson, P.O. Box 2515, Pulaski, VA 24301.
McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, is handling arrangements for the family.