The funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 A.M., Monday, August 4, 2014 at the Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, Shiloh Road, Ellaville, Georgia. Rev. Lem Wright, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Andersonville National Cemetery-Rostrum, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
Veteran Harold Lee Wilson was born in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia to the late Deacon Willie Robert Wilson, Sr. and Minnie Ruth Bivins Wilson. He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, including Bernice Wilson, Sammie E. Wilson and Deacon Woodrow Wilson.
Harold was educated the public school system of Sumter County, where he graduated from the historic Staley High School. After completion of high school, he joined the United States Army during the Vietnam Crisis. He was the recipient of National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged July 21, 1971.
Harold was united in holy matrimony to the former Arenetta Elaine Hicks, and to this union, they were blessed with three children (Corey, Angelia and Terri).
After being discharged from the United States Army, Harold moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he was employed as a city bus driver. Later, he and his family moved to Flint, Michigan, where he became employed as a line technician with General Motors.
Harold’s Christian training was acquired at his family church, Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church of Schley County. Harold was very active, a clean cut guy, and a wonderful person. He had a delightful way of giving you advice and was always ready to give you a helping hand.
He leaves a legacy to his beloved children, Corey D. (Kimberly) Wilson, Lithonia, Georgia, Angelia Wilson, Los Angeles, California, and Terri Wilson (Eric) Batch, Carson, California; six grandchildren, Katherine Wilson, Kendal Batch, Lauren Wilson, Douglas Robinson, Shelby Batch and Shanelle Robinson; six siblings, Camilla Wilson, Beverly Hills, California, Mary Edwards, Wichita Falls, Texas, Edith Logan (James), Hartford, Connecticut, Willie (Thelma) Wilson, Jr., Chicago, Illinois, Henry B. (Shirley) Wilson, Westchester, Illinois, Arthur James, Americus, Georgia and Edward (Sarah) Wilson, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; two loving and devoted sisters-in-law, Lillie Wilson and Barbara Wilson, both of Chicago, Illinois; aunt, Catherine Wilson, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and beloved friends.