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George Henry Wilson Jr. was born on November 27, 1947 in Newark, New Jersey to the late George Henry Wilson Sr. and Herbert Lee Wilson. He transitioned peacefully into another realm on August 20, 2018, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.
Georgie, as he was affectionately known as, grew up in Newark, New Jersey and moved to Clayton, North Carolina in 2008.While living in North Carolina he was lovingly nourished and watched over by his niece and nephew George and Sheila Youngblood. They made his last days here on earth some of his best years. They exposed Georgie to people, places and experiences that he never desired or was willing to try before.
Georgie was educated in the Newark Public School where he attended Miller Street School and South Side High School. He received his GED after enlisting and serving in the United States Army.
Georgie entered the Army on October 13, 1969 and served his country for four years. He was honorably discharged from the military on October 30,1973. Georgie was proud of his service to the military and his country. While serving in the Army he worked in the capacity of Communications Specialists and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan.
After returning home from the military Georgie began his employment with the Newark Board of Education where he remained until illness forced him into an early retirement.
He was preceded in death by George Henry Wilson Sr.(father), Herbert Lee Wilson (Mother), Gregory (Hassan) Wilson (brother), Gloria Jean Williams (sister), Rosalind Russell (sister), and Frankie Chisholm (aunt).
Georgie leaves to cherish his memories, one daughter, Stephanie Lattimore-Burgess (Warrick), of Springfield Gardens, New York, one grandson, Jalen Burgess of New York, five siblings, Tyrone (Tariq) Wilson of Elizabeth, New Jersey, Mytris Roberts of Newark, New Jersey, Judith Wilson and Karen Wilson of California, and Rebecca Lowe of Hilton Head, South Carolina, five nieces Sharonda, Sheila, Monique, Shaquan, and Shakeida and two nephews, Karriem, and Habeeb, a host of great nieces and nephews, family and friends.