Ernest Wilson

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 24, 2008

SUFFOLK – Ernest Lee Wilson, 93, of 5661 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, passed away Sept. 13, 2008 in Prince William County. A native of Nansemond County, he was the son of the late Johnny and Lavenia Wilson. His beloved wife, Sevella Hall Wilson, followed him in death on Sept. 15, 2008.
Mr. Wilson was a veteran of World War II. He was a retired electrician from the Newport News Shipbuilding Company. Because of the civil rights movement, he was allowed to be a trainer at the Newport News Shipyard. He also helped to build the original James River Bridge. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, where he was chairman of the deacon and trustee boards. He was a charter member of Prince Hall Masonic Lodge of Hobson, a Hobson Village oysterman, and was the owner of the Chuckatuck Trotters baseball team. He was Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop No. 305.
He leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters, Patricia Holland, of Suffolk, and Felicia Holliman, of Nokesville (Prince William County); one sister, Victoria Wilson, of Suffolk; one brother, James Pope (Connie), of Suffolk; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; ex-son-in-law, Arthur Holliman; one sister-in-law, Viola Burrows (Bill), of Newport News; one brother-in-law, Howard Foster Sr. of Suffolk; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The funeral service will be held at noon Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at Little Bethel Baptist Church, 6533 Everetts Road, Suffolk, officiated by the Rev. Bernard Thomas. Interment will be in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Crocker Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at

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