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Florence – Funeral service for Mr. Jesse Wilson Jr. will be conducted 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Gethsemane Apostolic Church, 769 Hwy. 76 W., Lynchburg. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Apostolic Church Cemetery directed by Smith Funeral of Florence, LLC.

Jesse was the son of the late Jesse Sr. and Anzilla Davis Wilson. He was born in Kingsburg, SC on June 29, 1944. He died Friday, March 23, 2018.

Jesse affectionately known as “Jr”, attended Florence County Schools, a 1963 graduate of Johnson High School in Timmonsville, SC, relocated to New York.

“Jr.” was employed with General Motors in NY and became a truck driver for more than 35 years.

He was a member of Gethsemane Apostolic Church and served in various capacities.

Survivors include a daughter, Victoria Lavette Wilson; a son, Parris Maliek Wilson; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two brothers; one sister-in-law; one uncle; loving friend; a host of nephews; nieces; other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends at 1935 Jethro Lane, Florence.


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  • Sunday, March 25, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith Funeral Home of Florence
  • Monday, March 26, 2018
    I would like to express my sympathy in the loss of your dear family member. The death of a loved one is one of the most painful events that can happen. Our loving heavenly father understand how you feel because death was not a part of his original purpose for mankind (Genesis 1:28). However, he provides comfort to help soothe the feelings of sadness and grief. Psalm 147:3 says; He (God) heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds. The wonderful promise for the future at Revelation 21:4 is very comforting. It says; He (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. For more comfort please visit our website: jw.org and view the faith strengthening video; Is There Hope for the Dead?
    ~ R. Sweatman   Decatur, GA
  • Monday, March 26, 2018
    To the Wilson Family of Jesse, Jr.. My family have y'all in our prayers for the loss of your love one. Love, Veda D. Bartelle and Family
    ~ Veda Bartelle   Lake City, SC
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    The Hanna Family and Essie Graham are praying for all of you during this time of your loss. God is able to mend your hearts.
    ~ jackie hanna   Conway, SC
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    Accept our sincere condolences in your recent loss. May you find some comfort in the words of Psalms 34:18 which reads: " Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit " Yes, we can ask for help and rely on God. He also has made the sure promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise. (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29). Be confident that this is SURE to happen because Isaiah 55:11 ensures us of this. Find out more online at JW.ORG ~~~You are also cordially invited to the memorial of Jesus death. The means by which the promise of a paradise is possible. Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm ; Location: Hampton Inn & Suites 1735 Stokes Rd, Florence, SC 29501
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    God cares for the brokenhearted; Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Psalm 147:3 says: "He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
    ~ Rachel Morton