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Mother Johnetta Stanley-Wilson

August 8, 1936 — January 4, 2024



I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.  Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me: 2 Timothy 4:7 KJV

Johnetta S. Wilson passed away peacefully in her home on January 4th, 2024, at the age of 87. Johnetta was born to Rufus Lee and Arnettie Stanley on August 8, 1936, in Bertie County N.C.

Johnetta graduated from Bertie County High School, Bertie NC. She was the widow of Charlie Lee Wilson, Sr. She is preceded in death by her parents Rufus and Arnettie Stanley; sisters, Christiana Watford, Catherine Stanley, Georgia Mae Boone; brother, William Stanley.

She was a retired Food Service/Hospitality Specialist.

Johnetta was a faithful member of Bethlehem Christian Church where she served as a Trustee, Member of the Senior Usher Board, Hospitality Ministry and she formed and chaired the First Lady’s Day Ministry.

Johnetta is survived by her children, Dorothy Lavern Ridley (Dennis) of San Antonio, TX, Charlie Lee Wilson, Jr. (friend Vernell) of Hampton, VA, Jacqueline W. Copeland (Rev. Dr. Anthony), of Suffolk, Va, Roxie Wilson (Fiancé Steve) and Eric Wilson of Suffolk, VA.; sisters, Josie Knight, Pauline Moore, Ruth Short, and Shirley White; two sisters-in-law, Wanda Barnes and Rose Stanley. She has 11 Grandchildren, 24 Great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins along with extended family and friends.

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Philippians 1:6 KJV and St. Mathew 25:23 KJV

A public viewing will be held 4:00-7:00pm, Monday, January 8, 2024 at the Melvin J. Blowe Chapel of Crocker Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held 12 noon, Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Ms Wilson will be entombed at Carver Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bethlehem Christian Church, Inc. Building Fund. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home, Inc.

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