Willie Ervin Wilson Sr.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 10, 2013

Funeral services for Willie Ervin Wilson, Sr., 79,
of New Llano will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 12 at New Willow Missionary Baptist Church in Leesville. Burial will follow in the Leesville Memorial Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will
be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Oct. 12 in the church.
Willie Ervin Wilson, Sr., was one of 10 children born to Emmit, Sr. and Florence Wilson, on Sept. 29, 1934 in New Llano Village. With his passing, an era and
generation of this family has ended. He peacefully answered the Lord’s call on Oct. 5, 2013.
Willie grew up in a Christian home and was taught to love the Lord at an early age. He and his siblings were also taught that nothing should come
between them and nothing ever did. Over the years, he and his wonderful wife of 50 years, Vivian, provided much love, spiritual guidance and good food to their immediate family and to the extended family. They have an open door policy when it comes
to the family and friends and together they created a sweet, sweet welcoming spirit in their home. Willie always had a job – since he was 15 years old working as a bartender at Jimmy & George’s night club. For many years he worked at Palmer Motor
Company as their foreman. Later in life, he and brother, Lonnie, successfully operated the “Kar Salon,” a car detailing business. This business was located on Fourth Street until it burned down and then relocated where Auto Zone is presently located.
It was later located across from the Pentecostal Church until the passing of his brother. He later worked at the Car Wash in New Llano with Melvin Haymon. He retired from the car detailing business and began working at the Vernon Parish School Board
Head Start. While employed at the Head Start, he made many lasting friendships especially with little buddy Quen, who called him “Paw-Paw.”
He will be sorely missed by his very loving and devoted wife, Vivian Wilson; loving daughter,
Stephanie Wilson; caring sons, Willie Wilson, Jr. (Geri) and Emerick Wilson (Veronica); six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the Wilson family at www.labbymemorial.com.