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OBITUARY: Oriel ‘Polly’ Brown Wilson

Oriel “Polly” Brown Wilson, 74, of Rockingham, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond.

She was born Dec. 20, 1948, in Richmond County, daughter of the late Maudy McKinley Brown and Annie Paul Hardin.

Polly worked as an inspector with Owens Illinois during her working years. She was a longtime, active member of Maple Street Freewill Baptist Church in Rockingham, spending much time in the kitchen ministry, and with her love of singing, enjoyed being in the choir. Polly had many other enjoyments, including taking vacations, camping and fishing. She loved spending time with her family playing cards and board games and she will be dearly missed.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Wilson; great-grandchild, Angel Wilson; brothers, William Brown, Roy Brown and Larry Brown; and sisters, Alma Cowick, Vivian Smith and Sarah Margaret Bodkins.

Surviving are her husband, of 57 years, Steve Wilson of the home; sons, Aaron Wilson of Hamlet and Steven Wilson (Denise) of Rockingham; grandchildren, Amy Wilson, Cody Wilson, Aaron Wilson Jr., Tori Wilson, Justin Wilson (Morgan), Ryan Wilson, and Lily Wilson; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby Cline of Hamlet; brothers, Charles Brown of Hamlet and Terry Brown of Rockingham; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.


Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 18, 2023 from 3:30-5 p.m. at Maple Street Freewill Baptist Church.

The funeral will begin, immediately following the visitation, at 5 p.m. with Pastor Darwin Cook and the Rev. Ray Cribb officiating. Burial will be held private.

Memorials may be made to: Maple Street Freewill Baptist Church, 128 Maple St., Rockingham, N.C. 28379.

Harrington Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Wilson family.

Online condolences may be made at harringtonfuneralhome.com.

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