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Alfred Wilson Jr.

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Alfred Wilson Jr. of Chicago. He transitioned into eternal life on April 5, 2020. He is the oldest son of Alfred and Cora Wilson, who resided in Vicksburg.

Alfred graduated from Bowman High School in Vicksburg. His career began by enlisting in the U.S. Army. After leaving the Army, he was employed by the U.S Postal Service in Chicago, where he retired after 55 years of service. The Lord and family were the nucleus of Alfred’s existence. He was well respected in every arena of his life.

He leaves cherished memories of a life well lived to his son, Aldeshun Wilson of Chicago; daughters, Cherron Huggins of Rex, Ga., Kimberly Britt, April Glenn, and BeTina Polk of Chicago; sisters, Bertrice Johnson of Indianapolis, Ind.; Minnie (Samuel) Shivers of Southfield, Mich.; brother, Milton Wilson of Tucson, Ariz., all were formally of Vicksburg; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and cousins.

Alfred was an avid golfer, writer, traveler and enjoyed his time being surrounded by friends and family. We will miss his style, his swag, his calming voice and his upstanding level of masculinity.

He was a living example of what young men should aspire to become a great soldier, a great Father, a great uncle and a great Role Model. “This gentle, loving, caring, and wonderful man has left a permanent mark etched on our hearts and will be supremely missed.”