Lillian Rebecca Bowen Wilson

Lillian Wilson
April 23, 1929 ~ June 24, 2011


Lillian Rebecca Bowen Wilson was born April 23, 1929, in Blaney, South Carolina, a daughter of Charles “Charlie” P. Bowen and Roxie Lee Branham Heath.

1930 Census Information

According to the United States census reported on April 28, 1930, Patrick O Bowen (45), owned a home in Wateree Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina, with his wife, Lillie A. Bowen (42). It was reported that he was 21 at his first marriage and she was 18. Also in the home was his son; Charlie P Bowen (22); daughter-in-law, Roxie L Bowen (17) and granddaughter; Lillian R Bowen (1). All family members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. Patrick O Bowen and Charlie P Bowen were farmers of a general farm.

1940 Census Information

According to the United States census reported on May 15, 1940, Charly Bowen (32) rented a home in Wateree township, Kershaw County, South Carolina, with his wife, Roxie Lee Bowen (27). Also in the home were their children; Lillian Bowen (11), Betty Lou Bowen (9), Doris Lee Bowen (6) Brenda Bowen (7); his father, Pat Bowen (56) and his mother, Lettie Bowen (52). All family members were reported to have been born in South Carolina and lived in the same house on April 1, 1935. Charly Bowen was a laborer with the W. P. A. road construction.


On October 20, 1946, Chirstopher D. Wilson and Lillian R. Bowen were married in Winnsboro, Fairfield County, South Carolina.

“South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951”, database, FamilySearch ( : 27 July 2020), Lillian R. Bowen in entry for Chirstopher D. Wilson, 1946.
“South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951,” database, FamilySearch ( : 19 June 2020), > image 1 of 1; South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.


Lillian Wilson

WINNSBORO – A graveside service for Lillian Rebecca Wilson, age 82, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2011, conducted by the Rev. Dewitt Atkerson in Fairfield Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at Pope Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wilson died peacefully in her home on Friday, June 24, 2011. She was born in Blaney, SC, April 23, 1929. She was the wife of the late Chris D. Wilson and the daughter of the late Charlie P. Bowen and Roxie B. Heath. Mrs. Wilson was an industrious lady who worked more than 29 years at Uniroyal and later ran the deli at A&P Grocery until the business in Winnsboro closed.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by a son, Shawn Wilson of Winnsboro, a daughter, Twila Spofford (Bill) of Columbia; four sisters, Betty Massey of Winnsboro, Brenda Hennessee, Dot Smith, Gwen Tidwell, all of Columbia; two grandchildren, Chris Spofford, Patricia Kingsford, and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Chris Wilson, Mrs. Wilson was predeceased by an infant daughter, and a brother, Charles “Sonny” Bowen.

Online condolences may be sent to the Wilson family at

Pope Funeral Home is serving the Wilson family.

June 25, 2011  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 14
Located in Fairfield Memorial Cemetery
Winnsboro, Fairfield County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Jon Davis

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