James L. Wilson

August 12, 1940 ~ June 11, 2020 (age 79)


James Lindsey Wilson, Sr. son of the late James A. and Maggie B. Nance Wilson was born on August 12, 1940 in Chester South Carolina . He departed this life suddenly on June 11, 2020.

James or Jimmy as he was also known as received his education through the Chester County Public School System.

He moved to Baltimore, Maryland at the age of 19. James was a foreman for Ezrine Auto Shop and later for Mr. Tire. Later he drove a cab for Diamond Cab Company.

James loved the ladies and would help anyone in need. He liked to tell stories of his hay days to get a laugh or two. Some of his neighbors would say, "Mr. Wilson is that true?" In his later years, his hanging partners were two of his grandsons Jason and Justin. Jase says PopPop taught him to be a man. They do and did love their grandfather very much.

James was preceded in death by three sons: Charles, Stephan and John; a daughter- Charlanda; six brothers- Joseph, Starr, LeVern, and Slyvester Mayfield; Moses and Howard Wilson; two sisters- Wilma Wilson and Coralee Hayles; and one grandson- Jawan Goode.

He leaves to cherish his memory, four; sons: James L. Wilson, Jr. of North Carolina , Boyce Goode of Virginia, and Michael Williams of Baltimore, Maryland. Two daughters: Charlanda Shephrd (Jerome) of North Carolina; and Janice ; Wilson of Baltimore. Two brothers: Woodrow Mayfield of, Baltimore, Maryland and Melvin Wilson, of North Carolina; one sister-in-law: Faye Wilson of Baltimore, Maryland; 15  grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Memorial Service
June 25, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Joseph H. Brown, Jr. Funeral Home
2140 N. Fulton Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217

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