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Emily F. (Fletcher) Wilder

September 18, 1943 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Emily Wilder Obituary

Charlotte, North Carolina

September 18, 1943 - March 12, 2024

Emily Gay (Fletcher) Wilder beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother was called home to be with Jesus on March 12th, 2024 at the age of 80. She passed peacefully with her daughters by her side. Emily was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia on September 18, 1943 to William and Marjorie Fletcher.

Emily attended Salem High School and went on to attend Salem College. She was a member of The United Methodist Church as well as The Eastern Stars. On July 8, 1989 she married the love of her life, John Wilder Jr. Mom was the most caring, selfless person in our lives. She exemplified faith, unconditional love and a toughness that will forever be unmatched. Her love of cooking and baking showed through her various dishes that were a family staple. Poached eggs for breakfast to peanut butter fudge and of course, her chocolate sheet cake that was never left out of any birthday celebration. Emily had such a giving heart, which led her to spoil those around her.

Emily is survived by her four children. Samuel (Jennifer) Ritter of Rockford, MI, William Ritter of West Olive, MI, Sarah Barker of Indian Trail, NC and Katherine (Seth) Golden of Matthews, NC. Nanny also leaves behind nine beloved grandchildren Kody, Courtney, Jesse, Emily, Samantha, Grayson, Abilene, Sarah and Zoe. Emily had two great grandchildren that she adored, Kali Barker and Adeline Raisch. Emily was preceded in death by her husband John Wilder Jr. and her parents William and Marjorie Fletcher.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date at Salisbury National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to VIA Health Partners at 7845 Little Ave., Charlotte, NC 28226 or online at https://www.viagiving .org/donating.

The Wilder Family have entrusted arrangements to Cremation Society of Charlotte.

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