Dorila Wilson

January 5, 1918March 11, 2018

Dorila Valentina Alonso Wilson, known to friends as "Dee" and "Delores", passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the age of 100. She was born on January 5, 1918 to Rogelio and Fannie Mae Alonso in Greenville, SC, and spent her childhood and adolescence in Atlanta, GA. She graduated from Atlanta's Commercial High School in 1937, later attending business college in Jacksonville, FL. Dorila then moved to New Jersey in the 1940's, where she married Brooks Leslie Wilson in 1951, who preceded her in death in 1995. She was also preceded in death in 1972 by her brother, Walter D. Alonso of Atlanta, and her sister, Bebe Alonso Moseman of East Point in 1999. She lived a long and fruitful life with a career as a government administrator for the U.S. Army at Fort Monmouth, NJ for 25 years, and was well loved by everyone that ever knew her. Her cremation is being handled by Winkenhofer Cremation in Kennesaw, GA, where she had resided since 1996. She is survived by her only son, Roger Brooks Wilson, Sr., and his children, Roger Brooks Wilson, Jr., and Ryan Hugh Wilson. As per Dorila's wishes, there will not be a memorial service. Because of her expressed fond memories spent at her grandmother's home in Brunswick, GA each summer growing up, and the fact that earlier members of her family had settled on Cumberland Island, GA in the 19th century, a special excursion will be made to those locations soon to give her a proper send off. John 14:3 “When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am”.


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Jean O'Brien-Reynolds

March 16, 2018

Dear Roger,
I remember what a beautiful, nice woman your mother was. We lived around the corner on Willow Street way back then. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Alan Fortner

March 16, 2018

May your beloved Mother pass to glory and be at peace.