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Priscilla Burns Wilson

June 16, 1944 - June 8, 2020

Priscilla Burns Wilson, age 75, of Hendersonville, died Tuesday, June 8, 2020 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. She was born June 16, 1944 to the late Fred and Hilda S. Burns.

Priscilla was born in Morganton, North Carolina but lived in the mountains of West Virginia, Chicago, Atlanta and then back h…read more

Priscilla Burns Wilson, age 75, of Hendersonville, died Tuesday, June 8, 2020 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. She was born June 16, 1944 to the late Fred and Hilda S. Burns.

Priscilla was born in Morganton, North Carolina but lived in the mountains of West Virginia, Chicago, Atlanta and then back here to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina—all places where she drew inspiration for her incredible artwork of all varieties.

Priscilla graduated from Washington College Academy High School in Washington College, Tennessee which is the oldest learning institution west of the Allegheny Mountains and was founded in 1780. She attended Western Carolina University and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and attended West Virginia State University and received her Business degree.

Priscilla worked as a Commercial Artist her entire adult life and also as a Stockbroker.  She loved working in stained glass, paint and she loved to sculpt clay. She also loved to write poetry. Priscilla still holds a record for having one of the most beautiful and highest selling auctioned “Downtown Bears” to date.

She is survived by her husband of more than 54 years, Earnest L. Wilson, III, one brother Larry Burns and his wife Sylvia of Hickory, North Carolina and a niece Mary Warren and her husband Derrick of Lincolnton, North Carolina. She is also survived by her great grand-niece  Sophia Warren of Lincolnton, NC, brother-in-law Sam Wilson and his wife Michelle of East Flat Rock, NC, nephew David Wilson of Dana, NC and finally niece Carey Jones and her husband Daniel of Mooresville, NC.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Mission Hospital for the steadfast and dedicated care they gave throughout Priscilla’s stay.

Her unique gift of being an artist while also being able to work tirelessly on a business level endeared Priscilla to everyone who met her. She threw herself into every single project and work of art she took on. The result was nothing short of breathtaking and remarkable.  Quite simply, everyone loved Priscilla and she will be terribly missed  because she added so much beauty to this world – not only with her volumes of art that she created, but with who she was as a wife, co-worker, as an aunt, as a friend, and as a person.

A celebration of her life will be held at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday June 20, 2020 where a small sampling of her art will be shared with friends and family.

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