Deacon Jerry Wilson, 82, son of the late James and Lou Rose Davis Wilson, was born on January 9, 1938 in Sumter County. Jerry took his last mile of the way walk on April 12, 2020 at Kershaw Health Medical Center to eternal life. Jerry was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. He was a graduate of Ebenezer High School, Class of 1958. He worked as a bus driver, cook and retired as a truck driver. Jerry went to New York in 1958 and upon returning home in 1959, he married his wife of 60 years, Alene Dinkins Wilson. Jerry’s Christian teachings began at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, where he was baptized as a teenager. While living in New York, he worshipped with Old Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church for 50 years since 1960. At Mt. Zion he served as Chairman of the Deacon Board for 25 years, president of the Senior Choir for 30 years and Past Master of the Masonic Lodge of New York. Jerry returned home to Mt. Pisgah, where he served as Chairman of the Deacon Board for 5 years. He was also a member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel and Chaplin. Jerry leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Alene of the home; two sons, Verne (Linda) Wilson of St. Louis, MO, Christopher Wilson of Brooklyn, N. Y.; one daughter, Jerril Lynn Wilson of New Port News, VA; stepmother, Doretha Wilson; two grandchildren, Verconia and Gobrielle Wilson of St. Louis, MO; eight brothers; six sisters; a host of other family members and friends that will remember him dearly. Graveside services will be held 11 a. m., Friday, April 17, 2020 from the Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Churchyard Cemetery, 7355 Camden Highway, Rembert, with the Rev. Anthony L. Taylor, Sr., officiating. The procession will leave the home at 10:20 a. m.
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