The life of Mr. Gregory M. Wilson was marked “well done” on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. A man after God’s own heart, Greg exemplified the true meaning of being God’s chosen one. Even though he battled sickness, and endless hospital stays and procedures, his faith in God never waivered. With his loving and supportive wife by his side, he kept a joyful heart and was never threatened of things to come. He expressed his gratitude for the doctors, and other hospital staff members who cared for him but he always reminded them that God had the final say over his life.
Greg was born in Fairfield County, South Carolina on January 2, 1964 son of the late Lugenia Griffin Wilson and Aaron Wilson. He was baptized at an early age and became a member of the Weeping Mary Baptist Church. He later worshipped at the New Dimension Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina where he provided leadership in the Men’s ministry and social committees. He was also the assistant to the pastor. He served in any other facet as needed but often times on a volunteer basis.
Greg received his education in the public schools of Fairfield County, South Carolina and was a proud 1981 graduate of McCrorey-Liston high school. Greg was well-rounded and possessed many talents. He was an avid chess player. He also liked golfing, shopping, and being the debonair that he was. He was a diehard Washington Redskins fan, and he was also a Gamecocks fan.
Greg worked passionately for over seventeen years for Mack Trucks in both Winnsboro, South Carolina and Hagerstown, Maryland. He was indeed very proud of becoming the First Gentleman of Allen University during the presidential tenure of his wife, Dr. Pamela Martin Wilson.
A fervent husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend, Greg touched the lives of many. He exemplified a peaceful mannerism and gave kind words to everyone. His memory will forever be etched in the hearts of those who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Stanley Wilson.
Those left to experience the rich legacy of Gregory M. Wilson are his devoted wife, Dr. Pamela Martin Wilson of the home; his children, Ja’Kquan Johnson of the home, Kenyon Miller Wilson of Hagerstown, Maryland, Malcolm Wilson of Columbia, South Carolina, and Kimberly Wilson of Charlotte, North Carolina; one granddaughter, Lauren Grace Holmes; five brothers, Dr. Steve A. (Teresa) Wilson, Larry (Regina) Wilson, Gary (Patricia) Wilson, Dwayne (Tayna) Wilson and Kenneth (Marilyn) Griffin; three sisters, Leslie Wilson, Gloria (Dave) Bailey, and DeAlva Wilson; one aunt, Esther Wilson; two brothers-in law: Robert (Patricia) Martin, Jr., Eric (Dora) Martin; three sisters-in-law: Brenda (Alphonso) Jackson: Tawana (Kirby) Carter, and Deborah Wilson; Godson, Prince E. Martin, who Greg affectionately named Sugarfoot Wilson; special nephew and assistant caregiver of the home, Christopher V. Martin, Special family members and caring friends, Sharon “Rhonda” Griffin, Teresa Hendrix Wilson, Mary Lee Hendrix, Minnie Lee Robinson, and Eloise Coleman; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
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Gregory M. Wilson Scholarship Fund