He Was A Gentleman With A Heart of Gold
Willie L. Wilson, age 92, died on October 8, 2020. at Memorial Hospital after a month-long battle with COVID-19. He was a proud US Air Force veteran with over 20 years of service. Mr. Wilson was a founding member of the NORAD Command Band and a member of the renowned Singing Sergeants. He played the flute beautifully and his speaking voice was truly melodious as well. He was a philanthropist from the heart. For many years after his military retirement, it was his life pleasure to help his elder friends, his neighbors, relatives, and community. No doubt, they all were enriched, and lightened through his loving kindnesses. Mr. Wilson took particular interest in facilitating higher education for Black youth. He was a gentleman with a heart of gold, born in Jacksonville, Florida to Fannie and Lonnie Wilson who both preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy, nieces, nephews, and cousins who all mourn his passing. Funeral arrangements have not been finalized due to the present pandemic; however, Mr. Wilson is set to receive full military honors, and will be laid to rest next to his mother at historic Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville. Final arrangements will be forthcoming.