Elbert James Wilson

February 4, 1927 ~ January 5, 2021 (age 93)


Celebrating the Life of

Elbert James Wilson Jr.


     I was born February 4,1927 in Morrilton, Arkansas, the eldest child of three children, to Elbert (Smitty) and Lady Wilson. When I was a small child my mother passed away. My aunt Minnie stepped up to help my father raised us.


   In 1946, at the age of 19, I joined the United State Army. In the army I worked as a construction worker, like my dad. I stayed in the military for 2 years. In 1949 I had my eldest son, Gregory. Later I met and married the love of my life Bonnie. From this union two children were born. One daughter Belinda and one son Delbert.

I started working at Cummings Diesel. There I worked for 35 years.

I was known for my fine apparel, from head to two, and my passion for cars. I also was a Dodgers fan! I was a renowned poker player. I soon started going to church with my wife and got saved. We went to church together, we prayed together and always talked about the goodness of God. I joined the church, Abiding Love Fellowship, under Pastor Johnson. I became an Elder and worked there faithfully until my health would not permit.

After receiving Christ as my personal savior, you could always catch me down at Tam's Burger located at 101st and Figueroa. Talking about the goodness of God to people from all walks of life. Bonnie and I enjoyed sitting on the porch watching people go by.

Special words to my children. Starting with my eldest son, Gregory. I did not get to spend much time with you in your early years. But God made it possible for us to get together. We got to watch TV, pray, and spend quality time together. Thank you for being here for me a many night, I appreciate you, I love you.

Now to my one and only daughter Belinda. I want you to know how much I love you. I was not always your knight and shining armor. But you always had a special place in my heart, from the first time I saw you. I love you so much, Dad.

To my youngest son Delbert. I know that your mother and I spoiled you. That is just how it goes when you are the baby. I want you to be encouraged and know that the Lord loves you. I want you to keep your head up and be the man that God would have you to be. I love you.

I would like to give a special thanks to Ora, for all the food you cooked, your kindness you shared with Bonnie and I. Also I would like to give a special Thanks to all the church members, that came to the house to see me when I was sick.

On Monday, January 5, 2021 at 6:00 am. God called me home. I was so happy. No more hurting, no more heart ache and no more pain. Just going home to be with Jesus. Bonnie my beautiful wife of 63 years, when you left, I realize how much I really loved you and now we are together again.

My father and mother, my aunt Minnie, and my sister Jenny preceding me in death.


I leave to cherish my precious memories, My two sons Gregory and Delbert of Los Angeles, CA, my daughter Belinda of Beaumont Ca, one son-in-law Larry, one daughter-in-law Vea, one sister June and one brother James all of Los Angeles, One niece Brenda of Fontana, Belinda's three children and six grandchildren, Delbert's five children, Gregory's three children, Maleea (Victor), Grenesha, Gregory Jr. (Eryea), and seven grandchildren Aleecia, Micah, Jy'ayra, Kash, Zion, Gareal and Gavon. A host of family, friends, neighbors and church family.


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January 15, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Boyd Funeral Home
11109 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90044

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