Jean Alice Cunningham Wilson

Published 12:11 pm Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jean Alice Cunningham Wilson was born in Washington, D.C., on March 27, 1929, to Norman Jay and Edith M. Cunningham. She had an older brother, Norman Jr. She attended State Teacher’s College in Farmville and married John D. Wilson, a native of Rice, in 1950.

Mrs. Wilson worked in the bookkeeping department at the college beginning in 1950 and acquired the position of Director of Employee Relations at Longwood College by the time of her retirement in 1988. She and her husband, John Wilson, were married for 61 years at the time of his passing in 2012. The couple had no children. Upon the death of her husband, she assumed his position as principle owner and president of Colonial Broadcasting Company Incorporated of Farmville, which includes WFLO AM and WFLO FM radio stations.

Mrs. Wilson is predeceased by her parents and brother. She is survived by her brothers-in-law, Ret. Army Lt. General Samuel V. Wilson, President Emeritus at Hampden-Sydney College (wife Susie), and Dr. James B. Wilson, both of Rice, and many nieces and nephews.

Email newsletter signup

Mrs. Wilson loved to travel and saw much of the world during her lifetime. She archived her travels in both photography and film, which she enjoyed sharing with friends and family. She was an avid bridge player and a member of the Farmville Woman’s Club. Both she and her husband were very active in their church for many years. She loved and was loved by her family.

A time of visitation and fellowship with friends and family will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, August 27, at the Farmville Presbyterian Church, where a 2 p.m. memorial service will follow. A committal service will be held at Jamestown Presbyterian Church in Rice after the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Farmville Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is serving the family.