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Woodrow Wilson, 78

December 23, 2021

Woodrow Wilson, 78, of Leola, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on Thursday, December 23 2021. He was the loving husband of Ellen Mariah (Weldon) Wilson. Together they shared 56 years of marriage.

Born on January 29, 1943 in Eastover, SC, Woodrow was the son of the late Willie and Ruby (Miller) Wilson. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Willie Wilson, Jr. and Fred Alonzo Wilson.

Woodrow was a member of Bright Side Baptist Church. He loved playing guitar, as well singing Gospel Music and participated in a Men’s Choir. He was a member of Boy Scouts of America and loved working with his hands- especially carpentry. He enjoyed reading, solving crossword puzzles, and bike riding. Most of all, Woodrow is remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

In addition to his wife, Woodrow is survived by his children, Darryl Michael Wilson (husband of Rosa Wilson), and Valerie Renee Wilson Harling (wife of Leon Harling); 7 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren; his sisters Cora Branch (wife of Herbert Branch), Evelyn McBeth (wife of Jeff McBeth); brother Jimmy Wilson (husband of Sandra); sisters-in-law Ruth A. Weldon and Geneva Smith; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Funeral Service will be held at Bright Side Baptist Church at 515 Hershey Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603 on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 10:00 AM. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior at 9:00 AM. Interment will follow at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

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January 04, 2022

I will miss you Uncle BIG BOY!! I looked forward to the summer visits to grandma Ruby house! I will cherish your kind heart and contagious laughter! I pray the family finds Peace knowing he is smiling down on us from heaven! 
Lydia, Karrington and Miracle Branch- (Niece)

January 03, 2022

Moriah, Darryl, and Valerie and Cora, Evelyn, Jimmy and close family and friends, let’s reflect on those precious memories we shared with uncle Woodrow and rejoice in knowing that he is at peace with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Love,
Michelle Branch-Howard (niece)

January 03, 2022

I love and will miss you dearly uncle Woodrow “Big Boy” Wilson. I know you are rejoicing with the Lord and all of your family, friends, and soldiers who were waiting for you in your heavenly home. Rest In Peace!

January 03, 2022

Offering my sincere condolences to and prayers for Woodrow’s Wife, Son, Daughter, Extended Family Members and all who cared about him. 
Mr. Lucius Shuler III of NC, Family Member

January 03, 2022

My condolences and prayers to the Branch  and Wilson family. From Sheryl Branham and family.

January 03, 2022

We want to express our sincere condolences to the family. May God give you peace and comfort now and always

January 02, 2022

My deepest sympathy to your family. My family is praying for your peace and comfort, and we are confident that God will bring healing to your hearts. 

December 31, 2021

My prayers and thoughts are with you & your family during your time of loss. May God’s mercy give you comfort knowing that your father’s long suffering has ended, and he is at peace. I pray that God will grant you & your family the strength. My most sincere condolences from Jozelyn Diaz & Vazquez family.

December 31, 2021

My sincere condolences are with the Wilson family, Mr and Mrs Wilson were two wonderful people, we would talk after service at Bright Side every Sunday. He will be missed.God bless you all.

December 30, 2021

My prayers are with the family. He was such a kind and gentle. Praying that the family will eventually find peace, knowing that Woodrow is at peace in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Rev. Jane Wise

December 30, 2021

Family, We pray that the The Lord will comfort you and strengthen you, especially in the times beyond this season where you may need it most. Sorrowfully submitted, The Logan Family (your cousins)

December 30, 2021

My condolences 💐 goes out to Wilson family I remember going over to Wilson’s home on Eric Avenue.  They always made you feel like you were one of the family members.
Sharon Thompson

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Monday, January 03, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Bright Side Baptist Church
515 Hershey Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
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Lancaster, PA 17603
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