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Maryland-Anita Fay Wilson was born in Fort Sill Oklahoma to Doris and Bernard Wilson on May 30th 1959. She passed away on Thursday; August 10, 2023.
Anita attended school in Chesapeake, VA and graduated from Indian River High School in 1977. Her family took many summer trips and she enjoyed learning about historical sites and the Civil War. Fay enjoyed playing co-ed power volleyball after high school. Fay went on to school to become an angiography technician and surgical assistant.
Anita moved to the Washington, DC area and worked for Kaiser Permanente for 15 years. She loved to travel and took many trips to Mexico and Africa. Anita was an activist concerned with justice and started a nonprofit focused on literacy in Liberia, Africa. On one of her trips to Africa, she learned that Sia meant oldest daughter and she began to go by Sia Fay. She also spent time managing a band and enjoyed attending their shows.
Fay was a lifelong learner and could always recommend a good book to read and enjoyed playing scrabble with her mom and writing. She was witty, had an amazing sense of humor and shared many laughs with her family and coworkers.
Legacy was very important to Fay and she spent a great deal of time researching family origins and genealogy. She leaves to carry on her legacy, her sister Bonnie Wilson; her brother, Christopher Wilson; her nieces: Ashli Herbert (Hyon) and Simone Major; her great niece, Isys-Imani; great nephew, Hyon II; goddaughter Starr Branch; and a host of family and friends around the world.
A graveside service will be held Noon; Tuesday; August 22, 2023 at Roosevelt Memorial Park; Chesapeake; VA. Viewing will be 4-6pm Monday at the funeral home.