Herman Brunson Wilson, Sr., 68, was called home to rest on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 10:05 a. m., at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. Born in Mayesville, (Sumter County) on March 14, 1944, he was the son of the late Johnnie and Hattie B. Wilson. Herman accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior during his early childhood, and joined the Ebenezer A. M. E. Church, where his parents and siblings were also members. Herman was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and graduated from Eastern High School, Class of 1962.
In his younger days he played basketball and was a bus driver for Eastern High School. He worked for the United States Postal Service for 36 years and retired on June 3, 2003. He was a member of the Dorit Lodge #19. He was a father figure to his sisters, brother, nieces and nephews.
Herman was an enthusiastic Red Skins fan and he looked forward to annually attending the games. He had a keen sense of humor and was known s the “Jokes Man”.
He leaves to cherish his memories: three sons, Herman Wilson, Jr. of Suitland MD, Darrell Helton of Clinton, MD and Antonio Wilson of Washington, DC; two sisters, Essie Lee Montgomery of Mayesville and Pauline Cain of Washington, DC; four grandchildren; a special and devoted companion, Doreatha Womble and son, Eric Womble; a host of nieces, nephews; cousins, other relatives and friends.
Welcoming Herman into his Eternal Home was his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; his parents, Johnnie and Hattie B. Wilson; his brother, Johnny Wilson, Jr.; his sister, Ruby Wilson; grandson, Derrell Ferguson, nephew, James Cain and great-great niece, Carletta Cain.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p. m., Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Ebenezer A. M. E. Church, 119 East Sumter Street, Mayesville, with the Rev. Dr. Jon R. Black, pastor, eulogist.
The family will receive friends at the home of Randy McKnight, 121 Willow Street, Mayesville.
The remains will be placed in the church at 1:00 p. m.
The procession will leave from the home of Randy McKnight at 1:30 p. m.
Flower bearers and pall bearers will be family and friends.
Burial will be in the Mayesville Cemetery, Mayesville.