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WILSON AVERY JR.
June 24, 1933 ~ March 21, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Wilson Avery, Jr. was born on June 24, 1933, in Louisville Arkansas to the proud parents of Wilson Avery, Sr. and Lizzie McCowan-Avery. He was the second of nine children born to this union. Wilson attended grammar, middle and High school's in Louisville, Arkansas. Wilson was attending high school wen he met his sweetheart, Helen Nero. As time passed, love grew and in 1951 Wilson and Helen were joined in holy matrimony and remained husband and wife for over 72 years. From their union a son was born, Willie James Avery. In 1953,the Wilson family along with his parents, and siblings moved to Flint, Michigan. While living in Michigan, he began employment with General Motors, and labored with them for several years until General Motors started to slowly close their operation. The Avery family made the decision to relocate once again. In 1964, The Avery’s moved to San Diego, California and settled into their new West Coast life. Wilson also began to work for General Dynamics as an
Assembler for Air Crafted Parts and tenured over 40 years of service, eventually
retiring in 1998.
Shortly after moving to San Diego the Averys united with the
Community Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorage of the late
Rev. Charles E. Gayton. Wilson was a devoted Christian. He served on the Deacon Board and loved visiting
the sick and shut in. He was a very compassionate person and loved to see people
happy. He was always faithful and in good standing as a servant of God at
Community Baptist Church. After 59 years of membership at
Community Baptist Church, Wilson and Helen's health began to fail. They were
both home bound for many years. Wilson, remaining a devoted husband, yet not
well himself, never stopped caring for his wife and stayed consistent until his passing.
On March 18, 2023, God whispered a soft voice to Wilson and said "Thou good and
faithful servant it’s time to rest."
Preceeding Wilson in death; Son, Willie
James Avery, Parents; Wilson and Lizzie Avery, Sisters; Helen Whitfield and Virgie Hodges; Brother: Ellis Avery and 2 siblings prior Wilson’s birth.
Left to cherish his life and memory; His loving Wife Helen Avery,
one granddaughter: Vondale Avery, & one great-granddaughter:
Cianna Robbins, all of San Diego, CA; 3 Sisters; Easter Baker (Charles) from Mt.
Morris, Michigan; Lizzie Prescott and Retha Roper, both from Flint,
Michigan; Extended daughter, Donnetta E. Moore; as well as a host of nephews, nieces,
relatives, extended family and friends.