Obituary for Rev. Johnny Leroy Wilson Sr

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Rev. Johnny Leroy Wilson Sr

March 23, 1945 - May 27, 2019

Elder Johnny L. Wilson, Sr.
Johnny Leroy Wilson was born to the parentage of Ernest R. Wilson and Viola Boddie Wilson on March 23, 1945 in Sherman, Texas. He was educated in the Sherman Public School system, and was a dynamic football player. He was the seventh of eight children who were raised in the love of Christ at St. John C.M.E. Church. He was later ordained as a minister there. He graduated from Texas College, served in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War, and later attended Phillips School of Theology. He continued his coursework at East Texas State University. Johnny Wilson was active in the Ministerial Alliances as well as many other community organizations. He has always been a great promoter of youth and young adult participation in church functions and activities. Although, he loved the Lord and served many churches as a man of integrity, his favorite hobby was fishing!
Elder Johnny Wilson’s work as a pastor and presiding elder includes the following:
St. Paul CME in Midland, TX (1971-1972): Carter Chapel CME in Odessa, TX (1972-1979): Hopewell Temple CME in Texarkana, TX (1979-1983): Christian Chapel CME in Dallas, TX (1983-1987): St. John CME in Sherman, TX (1987-1991): Phillips Temple CME in Phenix City, AL 1991-1995): Presiding Elder of the Phenix City, Opelika, Mobile District, Southeast Alabama Conference (1995-1999): Carter Temple CME in Galveston, TX 1999-2000): Mount Zion CME in Center, TX 2000-2011): Presiding Elder of the Beaumont-Nacogdoches District of the Southeast Texas Region: (2000-2011). He then retired due to health issues.
Rev. Johnny Wilson and Zeala Heggins Wilson declared their commitments and vows on July 13, 1972. This union produced three children; Johnny L. Wilson, Jr., Tamanikia LaToshia Wilson Hollins “Tammy” (Derwin), and James Last’on Wilson (Hayley). He also leaves to mourn his passing; a sister, Rosia Whitfield (Baton Rouge, LA) and a brother Ernest R. Wilson, Jr. (Sherman, TX) as well as two grandchildren who loved, adored, and honored their PawPaw, Zaria Hollins and Izaiah Hollins. In addition he leaves a host of relatives and friends.
Those who preceded him, and are waiting to greet him in Glory consist of his parents: Ernest Wilson and Viola Wilson, four sisters: Pauline Wilson, Ernestine Emery, Frances McKinney, Georgia Davis, and a brother James “TEX” Wilson.

 

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, May 31, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home

Address:

2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

WAKE: 7-8PM, Friday, May 31, 2019
Black and Clark Funeral Chapel
2517 E. Illinois Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75216


Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Christian Chapel Temple Of Faith CME

Address:

14120 Noel Road, Dallas, TX, 75254

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Born: March 23, 1945
Died: May 27, 2019

Condolences for Rev. Johnny Leroy Wilson

Devoda Robinson posted on 6/3/19

Sorry for your loss. May the love and peace of God give you strength and comfort in your time of grief. Praying for you and your family.

 

Versie Lusk posted on 6/2/19

Ms. Wilson and family so sorry for your loss. May God keep you in his loving arms.

 

melody lloyd posted on 6/1/19

In memory of , melody lloyd lit a candle

 

Debra waters posted on 5/31/19

May god continue to bless you and yor family and i would like to say he will be truely missed . the waters family.

 

Theodore Ringer, Jr posted on 5/31/19

To wife Zeala Heggins Wilson & Family, Our Heart and prayers goes out to you during this difficult time. Know that we love you; we praying for you, and are lifting you up in prayer. May God hold you in the palm of his hand. May God comfort and strengthen you today and for the many days ahead. May your love you shared and the loving memories you created, in time, lighten your grief and bring you joy and peace. Love you! T. Ringer, Jr. Family

 

Theodore Ringer, Jr posted on 5/31/19

To wife Zeala Heggins Wilson & Family, Our Heart and prayers goes out to you during this difficult time. Know that we love you; we praying for you, and are lifting you up in prayer. May God hold you in the palm of his hand. May God comfort and strengthen you today and for the many days ahead. May your love you shared and the loving memories you created, in time, lighten your grief and bring you joy and peace. Love you! T. Ringer, Jr. Family

 

Patricia Ringer Heidgerken posted on 5/31/19

I'm so sorry to hear of the going home of your loved on. I know this has left an empty place in your lives. You are in my prayers that God will step in every empty, void and hurting place in your lives and heal all your discomforts.

 

GW Carver Alumni Association posted on 5/31/19

On behalf of the George Washington Carver Alumni Association of Jewett, Texas, please accept our sincere condolences on the death if you husband and father. May God bless, strengthen and comfort you. We are praying for the family at this most difficult time. God bless!! <3

 

Natalion Bertrand posted on 5/31/19

My deepest condolences to the Family during this time. Lean on the Lord for strength 🙏🏽

 

Erica Kennard posted on 5/31/19

Soror, I send my condolences to you, your mom (Soror), and your family. 💙

 

Veronica Berry posted on 5/31/19

Elder Wilson was so instrumental in my family. My husband has not been closer to any other pastor. He baptized our daughter. He was stern yet humorous. He didn’t have favorites. He loved everyone the same. He came back to Center rearranging his dialysis to be at my grandmothers funeral. Love this Man of God! Will always be cherished at Mt Zion CME in Center.

 

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