The funeral for Russell Wilson, a U.S. Army veteran, will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Saint Paul Church of God in Christ in Surrency, Ga. with burial including full military honors in the Georgia Veteranâ€™s Memorial Cemetery in Glennville, Ga.
Mr. Wilson passed away on Monday, August 23, 2010, at a hospital in Savannah, Ga.
He was born on February 1, 1956 to Willie Wilson Sr. and Mary Louise Wilson of Starkville. He was a member of Second Baptist Church and attended Henderson Elementary School in Oktibbeha County. Russell graduated from Starkville High School in 1974. After graduation, Russell enlisted in the U.S. Army and served until he retired in 1995.
Mr. Wilsonâ€™s tour of duties included Fort Knox, Ky., Fort Hood, Texas, Korea and Germany. He also served in the Persian Gulf War and has received various awards and medals. Upon his retirement, his last duty station was at Fort Stewart, Ga.
He was united in holy matrimony to the former Miss Janet Latrelle Gibbs on February 16, 2005.
He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife; sons, Kai, Gemini (Denise) Kenyardrick, Delloyd (Diajarita); daughters, Felicka and Angel; brothers, Walter Earl (Marvel), Charles (Francis) Edward and Willie (Mary); sisters, Elizabeth Ann (Jodie) Outlaw, Esther Ruth (Leo) Ward, father and mother-in-law, Jimmie and Flossie M. White; brother-in-laws, Troy (Kathy) Gibbs, Lothair White, Dewayne (Simone) White and numerous grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
C.M. Brown Funeral Home of Baxley, Ga. is in charge of arrangements.