WENDELL – Anne Wilson Bilisoly Vaughan was born August 8, 1943 in Raleigh, NC to the late Joseph Bourke Bilisoly and Annie Louise Wilson Bilisoly. She passed on March 31, 2023 at her home in Wendell, NC.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, C. Lawrence Vaughan III and is survived by her children, Francanna W. Vaughan of Wendell, NC and son, Bourke Bilisoly Vaughan, daughter in law, Amanda P. Vaughan and grandchildren, Jonah B. Vaughan and Micah L. Vaughan of Greensboro, NC; and her sisters, Lucrese B. Glover of Wilson, NC and Elizabeth (Beth) B. Potter of Wilmington, NC; nieces and nephew, Sharon S. Blevins of Hampton, VA and Kathryn S. Dickey of Wilson, NC and Edward Potter IV of Wilmington, NC. Great nieces and nephews include Johanna Blevins Quinn, Jordan Blevins, Trent and Candace Dickey.
Anne Graduated from Peace College Preparatory and attended Peace College, North Carolina State University, and Atlantic Christian College. She obtained a certificate in Court Reporting from then W.W. Holding Institute, what is Wake Technical Community College.
She was a loving and devoted mother to her children and grandchildren. She made her debut with the North Carolina Terpischorean Club in 1962, and was active in the selection of future debutantes in the area. She was an active member in the former years at the Wendell Christian Church, Wendell, NC; Wendell Woman’ Club, Wake County Historical Society, and the Victorian Tea Society. Her employment included the State of NC, Banking, Industrial Commisions, Department of Motor Vehicles, Peace College, North Carolina State University and several law firms in Raleigh before retiring. She was a lover of classical music, Victorian table settings, teas, reading books, art, genealogy, history, sewing, and crafts. Family members enjoyed her gourmet meals and decorations of her home.
Funeral Service will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 3:00pm with visitation prior to the service from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Services will take place at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591. The family will also receive friends at 15 South Main Street, Wendell immediately following the service.
Arrangements are entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral.com
Grew up being a classmate and dear friend to Anne Wilson. We had so many fun times camping in her back yard and exploring the farm on which I grew up. She was a wonderful cook even at an early age. Even though she left our class and attended Peace, she attended our class reunions still feeling a part of the class she had grown up
with. Extending my sympathy to all of you.