Deacon William R. Wilson was born on July 24, 1929, in North Carolina, and raised in Baltimore MD. He was the youngest of_7 children. After receiving his early education in Baltimore, he moved to Boston. On July 28, 1951, he married the love of his life, the late Mother Dorothy Tolbert Wilson. To this union they were blessed with 6 children. Deacon Wilson was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Army in March of 1957.Deacon Wilson was a member of the Carpenters Union for over 30 years before he retired.
Deacon Wilson was baptized in Jesus name and filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost in the 1950’s. He served faithfully at the Refuge Church of Christ in Roxbury, for over 60 years, until he was no longer able. His accomplishments are too many to note, but, just to share a few: He served as head deacon at Refuge for many years; led the Norfolk Prison Ministry for over 40 years; One of the early founders of the NEQ of Brothers over 30 years ago; was a faithful Sunday School teacher and Superintendent. He served on the local, state and international levels and so much more. In the 1970’s he started an interfaith basketball league for boys and teens, that helped share love, unity and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, all while enjoying the sport.
There is so much we will miss about our precious Deacon Wilson. He joyfully sang with the brotherhood choirs. You can just see his hands raised over his head and to the side, and hear him singing, “Hold to His hand, God’s unchanging hand…and I know it was the blood”
Deacon Wilson was proceeded in death by his wife Mo.Dorothy Wilson and three sons, Paul, Mark and Gregory Wilson. He leaves to mourn and cherish his memory: 2 sons, William (Billy) Jr., Timothy and 1 daughter, Alisa Wilson; 5 grandchildren, Alexis Wilson, Tamara and Charles Hinnant, Tanasia and Mercedes Majors .One brother, J.B. Wilson, of Baltimore, MD, his goddaughter, Gwendolyn Turner McBride, close family friend, Beatrice Hinnant, his devoted Refuge Church Family and too many family, friends and love ones to count.
Private services will be on Friday, May 15, 2020, at George Lopes Funeral Home, 821 Cummins HWY, Mattapan, MA 02126.
Interment will follow to Mt. Hope Cemetery, Walk Hill Street, Boston, M A.
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Arrangements entrusted to George Lopes Funeral Home, 821 Cummins HWY, Mattapan, MA 02126.
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