Vivian Mathis Wilson

Published 6:15 am Saturday, July 4, 2020

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Vivian Mathis Wilson, 80, of Elizabeth City, died June 30, 2020 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Born on February 27, 1940 in Rocky Mount to the late Oliver James Mathis and Grace Wall Mathis, she was the wife of Theodore (Ted) Sawyer Wilson.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughter Cynthia Oakey (Richard) of Elizabeth City; sons Timothy Wilson (Maria) and James Mathis, all of Elizabeth City; sister Virginia Bray of Elizabeth City; and grandchildren Ryan Oakey, Cassandra Wilson and Vanessa Wilson.  She was preceded in death by daughter Deborah Wilson and brother James Carlton Mathis.

A funeral service was held July 3 at Berea Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Jason Wise with burial in Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Berea Baptist Church, 2033 N. Road St., Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to

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