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Mary Binet Wilson

Mary Binet Wilson went to be with the Lord on April 5, 2014. Her profession was teaching and always said she loved every minute of it. Her favorite pastime was travel and it was her passion.

Her preference was high school mathematics, commenting how rewarding it was to see "the lights come on" in her students and was pleased with the number of them who have pursued mathematical careers. She was honored with Teacher of the Year award.

Her "wanderings" started with her young family, frequently traveling along the east coast. She helped chaperone several senior cruises and later visited 29 countries but patriotism for her America overpowered them all.

Mary was a loyal Gamecock. She attended USC her first two years, finishing her AB Degree at Erskine College where she was awarded Outstanding Student in Business. She partnered Brittany Jewelers more than 20 years in Abbeville and Greenwood, often providing business opportunities for travel to foreign countries.

She was raised Catholic. In later years, she became an active member at Grace UMC in Abbeville. She loved her church family and also enjoyed travel with them. She was active in the Walk to Emmaus and Kairos Prison Ministries.

Mary enjoyed the mountains, but the coast was her favorite as her sons Stephen Binet Wilson and Thomas Brittain Wilson have enjoyed living there. Her daughter Mary Shannon Wilson and their father Joe Wilson have passed. Surviving are two sons Stephen Wilson and Britt Wilson; Rik Binet and Kathy, her brother and his wife, residing in Walhalla; Ricky Binet, her nephew, with son Henry, residing in Vermont, and her nieces Heidi Hastert husband Ethan with their 4 children Jack, Ben, Ava and Will, residing in Illinois and Brittany B. Wallach of New York City, NY; Also surviving her is Talmadge Greene, her loving partner and companion for over 29 years-her "earth angel".

She felt blessed with each day, facing her illness with faith-sustaining peace and the gift of seeing the best in people. A Celebration of her Life will be at Grace UMC in Abbeville on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM. The family will greet friends after the service. Memorials may be made to Grace UMC (Building Fund) 145 Grace Drive Abbeville, SC 29620. Animals were a major part of Mary's life and memorials may also be made to the Humane Society of Greenwood PO Box 49776 Greenwood, SC 29649.


Grace UMC
145 Grace Drive
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
After service


Grace UMC
145 Grace Drive
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
11:00 AM

Memorial Contributions

Grace United Methodist Church
145 Grace Drive
Abbeville, SC 29620 Humane Society of Greenwood
PO Box 49776
Greenwood, SC 29649

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I worked for Mary several years,she was a very special lady, nothing but great memories of my time spent in Greenwood with her and all the crew at Brittany's

Edward Flowers Jun 28 2018 12:00 AM

I loved Mary she was a sweet soul,now get your rest at the feet of Jesus

Edward flowers Apr 19 2014 12:00 AM

Mary touched the hearts of every one she met. She was a shining star to all that knew her. My life has been Blessed to have Mary as a dear friend. Mary had an amazing personality and sought out the best in every one. She gave so much of her self through teaching and friendships. When asked what her main interest was, she said "isometric equations." Her smile was contagious, and we will miss her dearly. Love, Roseann Hill

Roseann Hill Apr 9 2014 12:00 AM

Well Mary, you made it! I know today you will be sitting next to Jesus watching your life celebration. I know heaven is just what you expected and more. Although I am sad that I won't be able to see that smiling face of encouragement, I take comfort in knowing that we will meet again...save me a seat girlfriend. De Colores!

Chris McCoy Apr 9 2014 12:00 AM

Mary was my Aunt whom I loved dearly. She knew the Lord was in charge of all things; she clung to the HOPE of surviving this massive disease. She never lost HOPE. She was a woman of God. Thanks be to God1319

Julie G. Boggs Apr 8 2014 12:00 AM

Mary was a best friend and a mentor to me for over forty years. She was dear to me all of those years and I don''t think I have ever met another person like her. She was always there with that cheerful voice and any conversation with her kept me grounded where I needed to be. She taught me how to find the good in everyone and how to learn lessons from good times and bad. I will miss her but I feel there is a part of her in my soul. For many years our friendship has been from a distance but talking to her on the phone was like sitting at her kitchen table drinking coffee. She was loved by everyone who knew her and she touched many lives in her time here on earth. I love you Mary.

Linda Lewis Apr 8 2014 12:00 AM

Most People don''t know who this is yet she was a shinning light in Greenwood for years .. Her Jewelry shop was first on Montague av ext across from Jeff''s Muffler and brake , then she moved to Heritage sq , She dressed many of us for weddings and black tie events , Mary could see nothing but good in people and was a very dear friend to me and I have never known a finer lady , or person for that matter. I loved this lady ....

Albert Howington Apr 8 2014 12:00 AM

Mary was such a gentle soul. I worked with her when she was with Brittany Jewelers. My heart felt condolences go out to her family.......

Sandra Moore Apr 8 2014 12:00 AM

I was so very blessed to know this lady and she always saw the best in me ..A very dear friend and I will always remember her love .......The earth is a lesser place.......

Albert Howington Apr 8 2014 12:00 AM

Wow, I surely will miss Mary Wilson. Even though we only met on rare occasions over the past few years, it was always a pleasure to catch up on what she and was doing. She was one of my first friends when I came to South Carolina and we met for many special occasions during the past many years. We worked together at Piedmont where she occasionally agreed to teach some math and at the Jewelry store where she and Tal worked so hard to make people happy. She will be missed by the many whose lives she touched. She was a special person and most unforgettable. We often forget how short life is and how little time we have with the ones who touch our lives in a special way. My condolences to her family and many friends.

Dan Koenig Apr 7 2014 12:00 AM

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