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Bobbie Wilson

Bobbie  Evelyn Davis Wilson


Greenville, SC


Bobbie Evelyn Davis Wilson of Rolling Green Village, Greenville SC and formerly of Laurens SC, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 2, 2020.  Bobbie was a gentle, kind, loving servant of God who leaves behind a legacy of faith in Jesus Christ.

She was born in Fountain Inn, South Carolina on March 25, 1930 to the late William Harvey and Mary Gentry Davis.  She graduated from Fountain Inn High School as the valedictorian and magna cum laude from Anderson College. After 26 years with the Laurens County Probate Court, she retired - 16 of those years she humbly served as the Probate Judge.  During her career she was named the Career Woman of the Year by the Laurens Business and Profession Club.  She also received the Anderson College Alumni Achievement Award.

Bobbie was a member of First Baptist Church in Laurens for more than 60 years and served as the children’s department superintendent and teacher and was a member of WMU, the Bible Book Sunday School class and the Flower Committee.  In recent years, she moved her membership to Edwards Road Baptist Church in Greenville where she so enjoyed the Stroup/Rincon Sunday School class.

Bobbie was married to the late Bonnie Lanier Wilson and was a faithful and loving wife to him for 63 years.  She is also survived by her daughter Becky Wilson Herlong and her husband Darrell Butler Herlong; her beloved grandchildren Jonathan Wilson Herlong and his wife Allison Clem Herlong, Thomas Butler Herlong and his wife Lindsay Welker Herlong; her precious great-grandsons Graham Butler Herlong and her new namesake Davis Welker Herlong; sister-in law Dorothy Wilson; special niece Patsy Crain and her husband Earl Crain; and other nieces and one nephew and their families; close cousins Peggy Nickson and her husband Don Nickson, Skip White and his wife Rebekah White, and Jack Davis.  Along with her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by brothers-in-law Harry Wilson and Billy Wilson along with his wife Linda Wilson.


The family would like to thank the staff of Rolling Green Village and longtime special friend and caregiver Polly Bailey for their wonderful care and support.  We are also thankful to the Lord for all of the prayers, love and support from extended family, close friends, and our church families.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Laurens First Baptist Church or Edwards Road Baptist Church, Greenville SC.

Due to the current environment, the family will hold a private graveside service at Warrior Creek Baptist Church where she will be buried beside her faithful husband, Bonnie.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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So sorry I did not make the graveside service. I did come to Gray Court but my GPS took me to the wrong address and when I discovered the error, it was too late to make the corrrction. I remember the birthday party in Greenville and greatly enjoyed that occasion. Bobbie was always a strong family person and enjoyed the get-togethers. Love to all. Jack H Davis, Hendersonville N C.

Jack Davis Aug 15 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Becky, Darrell, Thomas and Jonathan, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and know that we care deeply for you; especially, in this time of intense loss. Parents & grandparents are very special. Becky, I know that you will miss your mother, very much, in the days ahead. We pray for your comfort and the peace of God which transcends our understanding. Love always, AliceDawn and Grig

AliceDawn and Grig Herlong Aug 14 2020 12:00 AM

Becky and family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I have such fond childhood memories of her and your father. I feel sure she is in her special place in heaven with your dad.

Memie Ladwig Aug 14 2020 12:00 AM

On behalf of Anderson University, our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mrs. Wilson is a beloved alumna of Anderson, and we are so proud of the way that she chose to live out the calling of her life. A life of substance and faithful service was seen by all.

Jason Rutland Aug 11 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bobbie Wilson

Deborah Moody Aug 10 2020 12:00 AM

Jolene and I are very sorry for your loss. While Bobbie and I were 1st cousins (her father and my father were brothers) regretfully over the years we didn't spend much time visiting in SC. Several years ago we were able to spend some time there and had the opportunity to talk to Bobbie. We greatly enjoyed listening to her recollections about early family things. We will miss her.

Jolene and Joe Davis Aug 10 2020 12:00 AM


joycelpadgett@gmail.com Aug 9 2020 12:00 AM

Becky,Kay and I are sorry for the loss of your mother . My mother thought the world of your mother and grandmother . I have fond thoughts of your mother and daddy hosting the Davis reunions at their house when I was a child. Our prayers are with you and your family

Kay and Bruce Richards

Bruce Richards Aug 9 2020 12:00 AM

To Becky & the family, my father realized the abilities of Judge Wilson and when he decided 38 years was enough in the Probate Court, he contacted Governor Jim Edwards & the appointment was finalized.Bonnie & Bobbie were a wonderful couple!RIP Judge

John Wasson Aug 8 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bobbie Wilson

Mike Johnson Aug 7 2020 12:00 AM

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