Sofia Verita Peters Wilson

Published 4:36 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2017

2nd Timothy 4: 7-8: I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Sofia Venita Peters Wilson, 77, of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord, Monday, April 24, 2017, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas N. “Uncle Tom” and Anna Lee Peters.
Sofia was a 1957 graduate of Unaka High School and was retired from the Unaka Elementary School Cafeteria. She had served as Treasurer of Blevins Cemetery for over 30 years. Sofia was the last member of the Union Hill Quartet. She was a member of New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Grady D. Wilson, who died March 4, 2014.
Survivors include her sister, Ann Colbaugh and husband Gale, Elizabethton; two aunts, Beulah Peters and Virginia Peters; several nieces, nephews and cousins; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Liz Mercer and husband Robert, West Columbia, Texas, Hazel Wilson, Elizabethton, and Mildred Wilson, Angelton, Texas; her shopping buddies, Carolyn Milam, sister-in-law, and her niece, Judy Stout, Conway Wilson, Ralph Wilson and wife Lee and Arlie “Skip” Wilson; her special cousin, Monett and George Shupert, Dayton, Ohio; her lifelong friends, Kenneth, Carolyn and Susan Colbaugh; and her special friends, Tommy and Anna Belle Deaton.
The graveside service for Sofia Venita Peters Wilson will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the Blevins Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Colbaugh, the Rev. Nick Colbaugh and the Rev. Bryan Smith officiating. Interment will follow the service. Active pallbearers will be Lynn Peters, Rick Taylor, Aaron Taylor, Grant Taylor, Andy Wilson, Randy Wilson, Tommy Deaton, Josh Deaton, Aaron Greer and Keith Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family, members of the Carter County Rescue Squad, officials of Blevins Cemetery, her nieces, nephews and her special kids. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Sofia to the Blevins Cemetery Fund, % Vera Smith, 1650 Highway 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Wilson family.

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