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Gail Matthews Wilson

Gail Matthews Wilson

August 31, 1953 - January 6, 2020     Age: 66

Gail Matthews Wilson, 66 of Fernandina Beach, FL passed on Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach.

Gail was born in Dothan, Alabama on August 31, 1953 to Albert and Janice Matthews.  She grew up in Columbus, Georgia and was employed at AFLAC there before moving to Atlanta and being employed at Cox Communications and Sprint prior to having twin girls and retiring to become a housewife.  Gail moved from Atlanta to Amelia Island in 2014 following the retirement of her husband from his Atlanta career.

Gail leaves behind her husband, Robert Wilson; daughters, Kara and Kendall Wilson of Atlanta, Georgia; sister, Barbara Starling of Columbus, Georgia and cousin, Sharon Fowler of Columbus, Georgia.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Kirkland Memorial Baptist Church, 6304 Lynridge Avenue, Columbus, Georgia.

The family requests that memorial donations be made in Gail’s name to the Music Department at Amelia Island Baptist Church, 961167 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, because of Gail’s love of singing with the choir there.

5 Condolences

  • Ruth Vaughan Posted January 7, 2020 10:46 pm

    I am very sorry to hear of Gail’s passing. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I thought of her as a sister and we enjoyed doing things together whenever we could. I will miss her smile, her joy for life and her love for people. Gail made a positive impression on all those she met. Heaven is even brighter with Gail there.

  • Melody Rushing Glover Posted January 9, 2020 3:54 pm

    My heart broke hearing about Gail’s passing. Even though it has been many years since I’ve seen her, I have scores of wonderful memories of our times together; helping her with her wedding photoshoot and visiting her and Bob when they lived in DC and Atlanta. Gail always threw the best parties and was a vibrant bright light to all who knew her. I wish I was able to attend the memorial service, but please know my thoughts and prayers will be with Bob, the girls and the rest of her family.

  • Claus Kroeger Posted January 10, 2020 9:56 am

    Gail was one of the best. With cheerful determination she persevered having been dealt one of the toughest hands one could receive. I have fond memories of our early Cox Cable days, sailing trips with Bob and friends and sympathetic conversations over many years. Sincere sympathies to Bob and the girls and Gail’s family.

  • Beverley Tate Posted January 10, 2020 4:16 pm

    I am deeply saddened to hear that Gail is no longer with us. I will always remember her for her sweet spirit; her kindness; her generous heart and of course, her beautiful voice. I have wonderful memories of singing with her and wonderful memories of her trips to California. We had some good times. She had been sick for so long but she always maintained a good and hopeful attitude in our communications. I will miss you, my lovely Friend. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.
    Sincerest condolences to Bob and the girls and to Barbara.

  • Rita Maria Sansone Posted January 13, 2020 7:52 am

    I was a friend of Gail in Atlanta, met working at Sprint. Not only was she stunningly beautiful, she was multi-talented as well – had a beautiful singing voice, very artistic, creative, an excellent writer and event planner. Over the years, she was so courageous dealing with all her medical issues. She was patient and devoted to her twins and the dogs, too. What delightful company and fun to be with, a laugh a minute. But most important was that she was a thoughtful, compassionate, loving and generous friend. I grieve for her. I wish her family the Lord’s comfort at her premature departure.

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