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Obituary for Carolyn V Wilson (Bell)

On May 5, 2023 - The Angels of God whispered:
"Carolyn, come now and take your rest.”
“Celebrating 92 Years of Life!”
Carolyn V. Bell Wilson was born September 6,
1930 in Mobile, Alabama. She peacefully
transitioned to heaven at home on Friday, May
5, 2023. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Elbridge Lee Wilson.
Carolyn was a trailblazer and lived a full and
accomplished life of service. Carolyn’s beautiful
life will forever be cherished in the lives of her
loving sons: Elbridge Kevin Wilson and Carlton
Owen Wilson; adoring grandchildren: Kevin
Wilson, Chris Wilson, Courtenay Wilson Ngo, Zachare Wilson,

Monique Wilson and Sydney Wilson; her precious great-
grandchildren: Khia Ngo, Kira Ngo, Chrisette Ngo, Karsen

Sampson and Sadie Miller; as well as her extended family: Aaron
O. Andry and Darryl W. Andry, Aaron James Andry, Alexis Daryl
Andry, Linda Hill, Ramona Marsalis Hill, Jean Crawford,
Margaret Munnerlyn, Curtis and Juanita Robinson, Malvin and
Patricia Johnson of Vallejo, CA and Darnell Wilson of
Birmingham, AL, Valerie Dunning of Charlotte, NC, lifelong
friend of 76 years, Hazel Fournier, and many beloved friends.
Carolyn earned three college degrees during her lifetime, an AA in
Education Administration, BS in Education from Alabama State
University, and a MA in Education from Northern Arizona
University. Her earlier years were spent as an educator, making a
significant impact on the lives of many children. Carolyn retired as
principal of Whitley Elementary School in 1987. She was an active
member of the Alabama Education Association and the National
Education Association, where she became an expert in
parliamentary procedure.
Carolyn pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® at
Alabama State Beta Pi Chapter in 1950 and remained a devoted
member for 72 years. She served two terms as president of Delta
Theta Omega Chapter in Mobile, AL, chartered two undergraduate
chapters, Epsilon Upsilon Chapter at the University of South
Alabama on June 10, 1970, and Pi Rho Chapter, Spring Hill College
in 1992 where she would serve as the Graduate Advisor from 1992 -
2001. Epsilon Upsilon chapter was the first chapter to be chartered
on a predominately white campus in the state of Alabama. Pi Rho
was the first Black Greek organization on the campus of Spring Hill
College. Additionally, Carolyn organized numerous cross-country
bus trips to California, Las Vegas, and Canada, as well as the AKA
Centennial Parade in 2008 for the Delta Theta Omega Chapter.
Carolyn was recognized as South Eastern Region’s “Living Legend”
at the 2019 South Eastern Regional Conference in Mobile, AL.
Carolyn’s “AKA Legacy” continues through her granddaughters:
Courtenay Ngo and Monique Wilson.
Carolyn was a polymath, a master strategist, a master in finances and
regulations, and a consummate leader in all aspects of her life. She
served as a mentor to many people, was known as the “Big Boss.”
Carolyn will be remembered for her dedication, love of flowers,
generous spirit, and unwavering commitment to her family and
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®.