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Theodore S. Wilson

Theodore “Ted” Sawyer Wilson, 88, of Elizabeth City, died April 22, 2021 at his daughter’s home. Born in Old Trap on July 15, 1932 to the late Earl Wilson and Etta Sawyer Wilson, he was the widower of Vivian Wilson and Eva Wilson.  He served his country honorably with the U. S. Navy with over twenty years of service and retired as a Chief Petty Officer.

He is survived by daughter Cynthia Oakey (Rick); son Timothy Wilson (Maria); and grandchildren Ryan Oakey, Cassandra Wilson and Vanessa Wilson. He was preceded in death by daughter Deborah Wilson, sister Shirley Morris and brother William “Buddy” Wilson.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on April 27 at Berea Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Jason Wise. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive visitors at the daughter’s home. 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. www.TwifordFH.com.

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