Castelia C. Wilson celebrates 100 years


Castelia Clark Wilson celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, April 10.

Born on April 10, 1918, in Lee County, she is the daughter of the late Robbie and Ada Clark. She received her education at Morris College. After completing her education, she moved to New York City. Castelia met and married Herman Wilson, and they had two children, Catherine Wilson Felder and James Wilson. She also has eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

After working in New York City for many years, she retired and returned home to Sumter. Castelia renewed her membership at Mount Moriah United Methodist Church in Mayesville, where she has worked many positions. She is known as the "Mother of the Church."