Occola Wilson

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 9, 2010

PORT GIBSON — Occola “Sonny” “Daddy Rock” Wilson died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Claiborne County Senior Care in Port Gibson. He was 98.

Mr. Wilson was a member of Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Rodney.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Lucinda Slater Wilson; his wife, Mamie Williams-Wilson; two daughters, Mamie Lue Donaldson and Mary Ann Ford; a granddaughter, Cassandra Ford; one great-grandchild, Iris Starks; and 12 siblings.

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He is survived by one son, Clarence Wilson of Port Gibson; one daughter, Frances Banks of Port Gibson; 16 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Moriah M.B. Church in Fayette with the Rev. John Tyler officiating, assisted by the Rev. Stanford Cruel. Burial will follow at Mount Israel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 today at Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson and Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.