Edward Wilson, Sr.

Obituary of Edward Wilson, Sr.

Edward (Eddie) Wilson transitioned on March 22, 2021 after a hard fought battle with Covid. His four beloved children were with him at his bedside. He was born February 16, 1956 in Rochester, New York, to Harry and Vivian Wilson.


He was predeceased by both parents, two older sisters and two older brothers. He is survived by the mother of his four children, Judy (McGee) Wilson, one daughter, Chawanna N. Wilson, both of Rochester, New York. He leaves three sons, Edward Wilson of Seattle, Washington, Evander Wilson and Emmanuel Wilson, both of Rochester, New York. He has two grandchildren, Travis Bowman and London Wilson-Nash. He leaves three surviving sisters, Katherine Campbell and Vivian Miller of Rochester, New York, Shirley Hall of Charlotte, North Carolina, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.


Mr. Wilson, as his hundreds of students would call him, taught for more than thirty years in the Rochester City School District. But, he was more than just a teacher. He served as a tremendous role model and mentor to all of his students, especially his male students of color. He encouraged them to always push forward and do their best. 


During his undergraduate years at SUNY Albany, he earned a Bachelor’s degree and pledged Omega Psi Phi. He made many lifelong friends whom he continued to visit and travel with each year. He held two Master’s degrees in Education and Administration from Nazareth College and St. John Fisher College, respectively.


He grew up in Hanover houses, and never forgot his roots. He looked forward to spending time with folks from the neighborhood and old childhood friends. Eddie was a caring, loving, kind, and generous man who loved greatly, and was loved by hundreds of students and friends.Gone much too soon, he will be dearly missed by all of his family, friends and community


In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made to the Wilson Fund, https://igfn.us/vf/wilsonfund, which will provide scholarships to college-bound RCSD graduates. 



D. M. Williams Funeral Home and the Family of Edward Wilson Sr.  is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Edward Wilson Sr. Celebration of Life
Time: Mar 29, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 28, 2021
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2793 Culver Road
Rochester, New York, United States

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Riverside Cemetery
2650 Lake Avenue
Rochester, New York, United States

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