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Calvin C. Wilson

July 12, 1925 ~ June 22, 2020 (age 94)


Calvin C. Holloman Wilson was born in Richmond Va., to Australia Holloman and Sal Reddicks on July 12, 1925.
Calvin lived with his grandparents Jackson and Mildred Holloman in Ivor, Va.,.
When Calvin was 3 years of age his grandmother passed leaving his grandfather to care for him. Later he and his grandfather went to live with his aunt.
At 10 years old Calvin went to live with his mother Australia, stepfather Richard Wilson Sr. 
and siblings: Virginia, Richard, Adelle, John, James, and Maretha.
As a youth Calvin along with his brother Richard, Cousin T. (Johnnie Warren), Randolph Jones, and Rodney Henry formed a group called the Hopewell Jubilee. They sang in nearby towns and performed on the local radio.

Calvin was drafted into the army in 1942 and served until 1952. During the war Calvin earned several awards: New Guinea Campaign, WWII Victory Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Medal to name a few. After the Army Calvin stayed a short while in Virginia and before long he followed his cousin Rossie to Jersey City, New Jersey. Brother Rossie and Brother Calvin were members of the Brotherhood of the Fraternal Order of the Free and Accepted Masons. Little Known Fact: Rossie knew Calvin's future in laws before Calvin. He and Calvin played cards on occasion with Calvin's future brother-in-law. One night at the party hosted by Rossie's landlady Calvin met the love of his life, his wife Vivian. On March 1, 1958 they were united in marriage.
In 1954 Calvin began working at the V.A. Hospital in East Orange, NJ as an Assistant Nurse until he retired in December of 1989.  He retired with 1400 hours of sick time.

Calvin knew he had more to offer the workforce, after a few gigs as a security guard.  He became a guard at the YWCA in Orange, NJ from 1996-2004.
Finally giving the workforce an au revoir he spent his later years with his Va., and his N.J. families.  His children, grand and great grand children were his world.
Calvin's love for God was strong and he was a member of St. James A.M.E Church in Heightstown, NJ , Faith Fellowship Ministries  World OutReach Center in Sayreville, NJ and a welcomed special guest at Shekinah Glory Christian Church, Newark, NJ.

Calvin had a zest for life. He leaves behind not only fond and lingering memories but a heritage for men to emulate; achieve a better way in this life, here on earth.
Preceded by Calvin in death: Wife: Vivian L. Wilson  Son: Alfred A. Wilson Daughters:  Katherine and Antoinette Wilson,  Dori L. Chambers 
Granddaughter: Jocelyn Casillas Great Granddaughter:Jaiyah Greene

To cherish his memory and honor his legacy: Children Calvin R. (Rubiella) Wilson, Patricia Wilson, Camilla (Mark) Worrell, Richard McPherson (son/ nephew)  Grandchildren:Joshua Wilson, Keifatha Wilson, Alexis Tyson, Jalaina (Kayode) Young, Esau Grant, Lloyd Lemonious, Dejavette Lemonious, Lawrence  Wilson, Nicole Wilson. Mark Worrell Jr.  Great GrandChildren: Ziyanna Wilson, Natalia Gwalteny, Hezekiah Young, Zahmir Greene and Zuriel Riley    Sisters: Adelle Ringer and Maretha Bailey (Clarence)   Sisters -in- Law: Dorothy Wilson, Maza Wilson, Pauline Brown and Madeline Abdel Aziz  Son- In - Law: Walter Chambers and Former Son-In-Law: Lloyd Lemonious Sr.   Friend: Cynthia Byrant and a host of loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

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July 6, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church
15 Leslie St
Newark, NJ 07108

Celebration of Life
July 6, 2020

11:00 AM
First Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church
15 Leslie St
Newark, NJ 07108

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