OBITUARY

William E. Wilburn Jr.

July 21, 1959November 18, 2020

On November 18, 2020 William "Bill" Wilburn, Jr. passed away. He was the beloved partner of David W. Raines; devoted son of the late William E. Wilburn, Sr. and Merile (McLamb) Wilburn; dear brother of Virginia Merson and her late husband James, Peggy Hare and her husband Donald and the late Catherine Vogel, Patricia Conrad, and Robert Wilburn; Bill was also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at Charles S. Zeiler and Son Inc., 6224 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224 on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-9 PM. Due to COVID restrictions funeral services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Bill's name to Basilica of the Assumption Trust Fund, 409 Cathedral St. Baltimore, MD 21202 or to Lucky Cat Rescue Inc. Po Box 8544, Baltimore, MD 21234.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Memories

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Marc Beachy

November 23, 2020

Ginny and family,

Little over thirty years I met Bill, who took me under his wing. Our relationship went from a friendship to a family. We celebrated holidays , birthdays and any other thing we could think of. Bill and I started the empty stocking club with a few other friends. We work Bingo together, which most of the time it was fun. Through the years of the up and downs, the in’s and out’s Bill has been involved one way or another in some of the most of important decision in my life. That will be a big hole to fill.

There is a few things I do know, Bill love his family, know matter what, I know no doubt in my mind that Bill loves his sisters!!!
Bill loved his friends until you gave him a reason not to. I Admired his patience.
Bill had a very strong faith. You are born into a family, then we make one. I have been blessed to be part of Bill’s family. I respect and admired the Loyalty and dedication that Bill gave Dave for the last 20 years.

Please don t hesitate if you and Peggy ever need anything, call on me. This is one of my favorite picture of Bill and Ginny.

Thank you for including me as part of your extended family.

Janet/Elaine Buckley/Lein

November 22, 2020

So sorry for ur loss. Our prayers r with u all. We knew Billy from Kenwood Bingo. He always wanted us to bring a cake in for him. He was such a sweetie.

Margaret Miller

November 22, 2020

Dear David,
I'm so sorry for your loss. We have many memories together with your longtime love William. I will always remember our dinners together with William, especially at Sabatino's in Little Italy with the double sided garlic bread (William's favorite). William was a beautiful soul with kindness in his heart and deep Catholic faith. Heaven definitely gained another Angel in William. David, as always I am here for you. I love you and am sending you good thoughts as you continue to grieve the loss of your dearest William.

Jackie Crowther

November 22, 2020

Ginny & family,

Sharing in your sadness as we remember Bill. Bill was such a great person and friend. I have alot of Great memories, from BINGO, to Christmas dinner parties and Atlantic city bus trips.
He will be sadly missed and always hold a special place in my heart.❤

Jackie

Pattie Hoeck

November 20, 2020

You were the only uncle in my life. You were always there when we were young . As I grew up and started my own family the kids loved going to the ball games with you and spending Christmas at your house. I will always be thankful for all that you have done for me and my children. ❤

Chuck Cordwell Sr

November 20, 2020

RIP Bill I will miss telling you how wrong you were politics and Trump
Your brother
Chuck Cordwell Sr

Mary Baker

November 20, 2020

Memories, there are so many I have of my dear friend/brother Bill. I remember how when the 4 of us, John, Patti and me with him for New Year's Eve to the La Fontaine Bleue. We were all dressed up on our formal were, Bill and I did a lot of dancing that night and then at midnight he and John just had to stand on the chairs to toast everyone. The 2 of them could always make me smile, laugh and feel blessed to have them as my friends. That is 2 memory of many, need them to move forward like he told me to do. I will miss him for the rest of my life, he was the one I could talk to about everything, he was my confidant and never judge me for anything as I did in return for him. God has another Angle now. Love you and miss you always. 😢😢😢❤❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏🙏

Rose Ann Kirby

November 20, 2020

Ginny:

I don't know what to say. I thought of Bill as one of my brothers. We had so many great times and memories. If you or any of your family need anything, please let me know. Also, my condolences to David who I know must miss Bill terribly. I know I will and everyone who knew him will.

Love,

Rose Ann Kirby

Stacey Briggs

November 20, 2020

My heart is sad but I know you are resting peacefully and not suffering anymore.
Bill you were a great friend to me, we have lots of memories that I will cherish and hold close to my heart! I hope you and my son are up there sharing stories and will be a gardian angel to me and all who love and miss you both. I will never forget our friendship and your compassion for me when I needed it. I’m greatful to have have had such a great friendship as we did amd you will forever live in my heart and never forgotten.♥️ Rest easy my friend 😘

Cathy Clark

November 19, 2020

I knew him as Billy my nephew. He was a very caring & loving guy. He will be missed. Rest in Peace

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