Robert Wilson, 51, departed this earthly life on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter. Born in Lee County on July 25, 1960, he was the son of Cornell Williams Wilson and the late Ernest Wilson. He was educated in the public schools of Lee County. Robert was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his mother, Cornell Wilson; two brothers, Johnny Wilson (Vernika) of Charlotte, N. C. and Curtis Wilson of the home; four sisters, Edna Carter (LeRoy) of Elliott, Jannie Toney (Larry) of St. Charles, Ernestine Wilson of the home and Barbara Henry (Gilbert) of Lynchburg; two uncles, James Wilson of St. Charles and Joe Williams of Elliott; five aunts, Dorothy (LeRoy) McDonald of Wisacky, Harry Mae Berry and Neola McLeod both of Bishopville, Loretta Gamble of Sumter, Rosetta Williams of Elliott; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Wilson and one sister, Vernice Toney.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 p. m., Friday, March 16, 2012 from the John Wesley Williams, Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc. 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with Elder Herbert Henry, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the home 98 Joe Atkinson Road, Mayesville.
The funeral cortege will leave from the home at 2:20 p. m.
Flora bearers will be family and friends.
Pall bearers will be family and friends.
Burial will be in the Unionville A. M. E. Church Yard Cemetery, 1330 Swimming Pen Road, Mayesville.