In Loving Memory of Edmund B. Wilson, Sr.
April 14, 1927 - February 23, 2020
Edmund Beverly Wilson, Sr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on Thursday, April 14, 1927, to William Samuel Wilson and Olivia Minerva Meyers, he was the 1st of 4 children.
Edmund attended Booker T. Washington High School in Louisiana. Edmund was into sports and ran track - 100 yard dash, and he played center on the high school football team.
Edmund was baptized at the Church of New Orleans, and became a practicing Catholic, he was a member of Transfiguration Catholic Church.
Edmund enlisted into the United States Army on February 12, 1946,his rank was PFC, and he received the Army of Occupation Medal, Japanand the World War II Victory Medal. Edmund was honorably discharged July 25, 1947.
In 1941 Edmund met Joyce Mary Piper, they lived in the same neighborhood (the poor side of New Orleans,) Joyce lived under Ed. They learned to respect each other. Edmund and Joyce were united in Holy Matrimony; to this union Edmund Jr. and Carl T. were born. Edmund and Joyce shared 60 years of marriage.
Edmund worked for the United States Postal Service as a Mail Handler for 38 years, where he earned an outstanding performance award.
Edmund loved dominoes, cards, crossword puzzles, reading the newspaper, and baseball. He was extremely patient in handling situations. He always spoke softly, and was willing to help out in any situation. He never wanted to be a burden on anyone. He believed in these three keys to longevity: good food, good booze and a good woman. Edmund would eat anything but butter beans. He had a great smile and was very witty.
Edmund was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce M. Wilson, son Edmund B. Wilson, Jr., father William S. Wilson and mother Olivia M. Wilson.
He leaves to cherish his memories, son Carl T. Wilson, Sr., and grandchildren: Carl T. Wilson, Jr., Erin J. Wilson and Kasey Rosas. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.