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Alexander Wilson

Alexander Wilson, age 88, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at MUSC-Florence after an extended illness. He was born in McCormick, SC, the son of the late Alex and Willie Mae Wilson.

Mr. Wilson attended the public schools of McCormick, and received his high school diploma from Brewer High School in Greenwood, SC. He went on to attend South Carolina State University, where he received the Bachelor of Science Degree. After a tour in the US Army, Mr. Wilson later earned the Master of Arts Degree from Hampton University, and the Educational Specialist Degree from Murray State University.

Mr. Wilson served as a public-school teacher and administrator in North Carolina and South Carolina; and retired as a principal from Spaulding Elementary School in Lamar, SC after 34 years in education.

At an early age, Mr. Wilson was baptized at Bethany Baptist Church (McCormick, SC), and later ordained as a deacon at Bethany, where he served faithfully in many capacities. After relocating to Florence, Mr. Wilson joined Trinity Baptist Church, where he served faithfully as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, choir member, Men’s Club member, Boy Scouts leader, and in various other areas.

Mr. Wilson is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Elizabeth; four children – Dr. Reginald W. Wilson (Karen) of Edmonds, WA; Andrea W. Jackson (Larry) of Florence; Brian K. Wilson (Kim) of Charlotte, NC; and Eric A. Wilson of New York, NY; seven grandchildren - Valerie Wilson, Dr. Shelby Chembo (Yanne), LaToya Muldrow (Jawan), Stephen Wilson, Casey Wilson, Courtney Wilson, and Adrienne Wilson); and seven great grandchildren – MaKayla, Kayleigh, Taden, Amir, Sadia, Kamiyah, and Sebastian.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, a private homegoing service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2020, with a live stream of the service being available at www.trinitybaptistflorence.org (Watch Online tab). Mr. Wilson will lie in repose for public viewing at Trinity (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2020). A private interment will follow the service at the Florence National Cemetery. All arrangements are entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home of Florence, SC.

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To the Wilson Family, We wish all of you peace that will bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories of Mr. Wilson to forever hold in your hearts. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time! With kindest regards, Jesse and Mildred Brown Orangeburg, SC

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sending our love and condolences to the Wilson family and friends. Class of 1965 Mims High School, McCormick, SC. He was our teacher and over the school buses. God bless you all. We love you all to life.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Mrs Elizabeth, Andrea,and family: Deacon Wilson was a wonderful, kind man. He was my dad's deacon at Trinity. I will never forget his kindness during my dad's illness and passing. He loved my dad and my dad loved him. Rest In Peace Deacon Wilson. You have earned your eternal rest Cheryl Coleman Johnson

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Mrs Elizabeth, Andrea,and family: Deacon Wilson was a wonderful, kind man. He was my dad's deacon at Trinity. I will never forget his kindness during my dad's illness and passing. He loved my dad and my dad loved him. Rest In Peace Deacon Wilson. You have earned your eternal rest Cheryl Coleman Johnson

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Mr. Wilson was such an impressive dedicated professional. He and Mrs. Wilson served as role models for me. Dr. Mary Harrison Holloway, former student.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Alexander, a wonderful friend who showed unconditional, unfailing, all-encompassing and everlasting love...will be mixed. Our family sends deepest sympathy to all of his loved ones. The Anderson family. Spokane, WA

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Praying for the Wilson Family during this challenging time. God Bless Pastor Ken Williams United Christian Fellowship Morgan Hill, Ca

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I did not have the honor of knowing Mr. Wilson, but I can tell that he was such a Wonderful person. I work with his son, Brian, and can see the legacy he is leaving for the rest of us. My condolences for the entire family and especially you, Brian. I am sending prayers of comfort your way. Paul Gilbert, Kings Mountain, NC.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Condolences to the Wilson Family. My Family and I have so many fond memories of Mr. Alexander Wilson, Mrs. Wilson and the Children. Mr. Wilson was My Boss and Most of All, he was My Friend. He taught me so many things that enabled me to teach my students in the McCormick School System. Praying With Love! Henry and Mamie Banks

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

The Banks Family of Mt. Carmel has so Many Fond Memories of Mr. Alexander Wilson and his Family. He was My Boss and My Friend. He advised me and taught me so that I could teach others. My Prayer is that God Will Continue to Bless the Wilson Family! Mamie Banks and Family

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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