John Wilson

06/21/1942 - 02/20/2023

Obituary For John Wilson

We respectfully announce the passing of Mr. John Wilson, age 80, of Greenville, Georgia on Monday, February 20, 2023 at his residence.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, February 27, 2023 at Ben Hill Christian Church located at 4099 Sunset Drive S.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30331. Minister Walter Poole will officiate and interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, 5755 Mallory Road in College Park.

The Family will receive friends on Monday from 11:45 until the hour of Service at the church.

Public viewing will be held on Sunday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Funeral Home.

Due to COVID-19 concerns everyone in attendance at the viewing and the Funeral will be asked to wear a mask.

Obituary John Lewis Wilson was a native of Roanoke Alabama. Born to Louise and Eddie B. Cameron June 21, 1942. He answered God’s call on February 20, 2023. He was the oldest of 4 children. Rosie Mae, Eddie Wilson and Ronald Cameron. John Lewis attended Randolph County Training School and graduated class of 1960. He married his classmate Sandra Shealy December 24, 1962. They soon moved to Atlanta Georgia and had 3 children. Stephanie (preceded in death), Christina and Kendrick. John and Sandra also raised their grandchildren, Lushandra and Adam. The Wilson house was full of grandchildren, Maurice, Kirsten, Markus (Aderaylen) and Angel and great grandchildren, Gabrielle, Alden, Genesis and Skylar. John was a firm and loving parent and expected the children to always do their best. John and Sandra were married for 50 years before Sandra’s death in February 18, 2012.

John and Bridgette were married in holy matrimony on July 3, 2012. The 2 families were blended to form a strong bond. John and Bridgette moved to Greenville Georgia and started their life together on “Wilson” Acres. They planted a large garden every year which was John’s passion.

John worked for ACD Glass for 15 years before moving to Atlanta Contract Glazing where he worked as a fabricator for 19 years. The owner of the company, Sandy Johnson describes John as a doer, gentleman, craftsman, excellent in his work, producer of quality work. Sandy says, there has been no one to replace him. John attended Ben Hill Christian Church for 50 plus years as a Deacon, Elder, bus driver, all around helper in the church where ever needed. John was a constant support to Minister Poole and Assistant Minister Robbie Pate. The children loved John’s sense of humor and they all called him “Daddy.”

John was a president of Ways and Lakes Family Reunion for many years. This helped the Ways-Lakes grow to where it is today.

To know John is to love him. John made each person feel special, loved and welcome in his presence

Arrangements entrusted to Thrash and Sons Funeral Home.

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11:00 AM
Thrash & Son's Funeral Home
117 West Main Street
Hogansville , GA 30230


Forest Lawn Cemetery
5755 Mallory Road
College Park, GA

Funeral Service

1:00 PM
Ben Hill Christian Church
4099 Sunset Drive S.W
Atlanta, GA 30331

Guest Book


We are going to miss you John. We have great memories of all the years 40/50 that we shared. Church activities, family vacations, family reunions or just weekends hanging out. Ours were a special relationship. You fought a good fight, you kept the faith. Now a crown of righteousness is laid up for you 2T4:7-8a Lenward and Emma Lyons Family

- Emma Lyons

To the Wilson Family, You'll are in my prayers. Mr. Wilson holds a special place in my heart and he will never be forgotten. He always had a kind word to share and was very compassionate and caring to all. And very encouraging to all he meet. He was pure genuine. I remembered when I was a kid and he would drive the church bus to pickup kids in the neighbors to go to church . And the first thing you would see his smile 😊. One of the kindness men you could even meet. And I'm so grateful for the love he showed my family and myself. Much love to you'll Love in Christ Celestine H. Cato

- Celestine H . Cato

My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. John Wilson. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal! Mary S Jones

- Mary Jones

Mr. Wilson it was always a joy to work with and be around you. It is truly a blessing to have know you and the memories will last forever. Rest in Peace my brethren, til we meet again on the other shore.

- Edward Coleman

Bro. John was a great friend, mentor and Brother in Christ. He always had a positive attitude at work or in casual meeting. The world will miss such a great inspiration but Heaven gained a Giant! There is no doubt my friend is at home with his Lord and Savior. This is not good bye dear friend only so long for just a while. "Precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of His saints." ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭116‬:‭15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Bro. Dwayne Martin co-worker and friend

- Dwayne Martin

You walked into my life at a very difficult time for you. I never imagined that you would choose me as your mate. You saw the real me and loved me unconditionally and wanted a wife. I'll love you forever my gentle loving compassionate funny husband. You are my ultimate joy. Your dedicated wife, Bridgette Wilson

- Bridgette Wilson

Mr. Wilson or Daddy as you were so lovingly known. Thank you for welcoming and accepting me into your family. You were an amazing person and an incredible father to many.

- Elibeth Juman

Daddy, I will miss you and I love you so much. You were a WONDERFUL Father and I will cherish in my heart every single memory we shared these 49 years of my life. You can Rest now. Your work earth on earth is done. Your Loving & Faithful Daughter Christina (Christy).

- Christina Wilson

Daddy, I will miss you and I love you so much. You were a WONDERFUL Father and I will cherish in my heart every single memory we shared these 49 years of my life. You can Rest now. Your work earth on earth is done. Your Loving & Faithful Daughter Christina (Christy).

- Christina Wilson

Thinking of you during this difficult time. City of Roanoke- Mayor, Council and city employees

- City of Roanoke