OBITUARY

Norma C. Wilson

September 23, 1943January 4, 2021
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Norma Christine Wright Wilson, 77, of Quinton, VA, entered into eternal rest on January 4, 2021.

The daughter of Viola and Hylton Wright, Norma was born on September 23, 1943, in the parish of Manchester in Jamaica, West Indies. An avid reader and gifted student, she graduated from the Kingston Public Hospital Nursing School in 1966. Immediately thereafter, she was recruited by Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, and immigrated to the U.S. to begin her nursing career. Intensely self-reliant, Norma was the first member of her family to leave Jamaica, and within nine months of relocating, she was the proud owner of her first home.

Late in 1968, Norma returned to Jamaica, where she married Wesley Wilson on December 14 and became the loving stepmother of his three children. Norma, Wesley, and their children returned to the Bronx after the wedding and, over the ensuing years, welcomed five more children into their family. Norma also became a dedicated parishioner of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. During her time in the Bronx, Norma continued working at Jacobi Medical Center, where she remained employed as a registered nurse for over thirteen years. Boundlessly energetic, she also assisted her husband in managing his taxi business and several investment properties and then began her undergraduate studies in Political Science at CUNY’s Lehman College. A member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, Norma received her B.A. in 1980.

In 1984, Norma, Wesley, and their younger children moved first to Richmond, VA, and later to Quinton, VA, from which base the couple owned and operated the Martha Washington Motel and Restaurant in Providence Forge. As she worked alongside her husband and raised her family, Norma continued nursing, served as an active parent within Richmond’s Collegiate School community, and became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.

A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Norma will be remembered as a strong, independent, and courageous woman who was not afraid to speak her mind. Fiercely loyal and incredibly compassionate, she always found time to help others in need and strived to instill in her children and grandchildren the importance of education, integrity, and hard work. Norma was especially proud that all eight of her children received their college degrees. Her family will miss her exceptional kindness, her wicked sense of humor, and her unwavering devotion to family and friends.

Norma is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Syville Wright, and her firstborn daughter Marie Wilson. She is survived by the love of her life and her husband of 52 years, Wesley; her siblings June Lyn, Geraldine Evans (Rupert), Roland Wright (Herma), Goldson Wright, and Jocelyn Wright; her children Debbie Wilson, Heather Wilson, Wesley Wilson, Jr. (Jada), Maria Wilson, Christopher Wilson (Beth), Don Wilson (Krista), and John Wilson; and seventeen grandchildren: Wesley III (Monica), Candace, Charity, Jamel, Christian, David, Jada, Merci, Chloe, Jiselle, Faith, Julius, Kevin, Chance, Joelle, Brandon, and Sydney. She also leaves behind a great-granddaughter, Ashley; numerous nieces and nephews; and a large extended family.

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  • FAMILY

  • Norma is preceded in death by her parents, Viola and Hylton Wright, her sister Syville Wright, and her firstborn daughter Marie Wilson. She is survived by the love of her life and her husband of 52 years, Wesley; her siblings June Lyn, Geraldine Evans (Rupert), Roland Wright (Herma), Goldson Wright, and Jocelyn Wright; her children Debbie Wilson, Heather Wilson, Wesley Wilson, Jr. (Jada), Maria Wilson, Christopher Wilson (Beth), Don Wilson (Krista), and John Wilson; and seventeen grandchildren: Wesley III (Monica), Candace, Charity, Jamel, Christian, David, Jada, Merci, Chloe, Jiselle, Faith, Julius, Kevin, Chance, Joelle, Brandon, and Sydney. She also leaves behind a great-granddaughter, Ashley; numerous nieces and nephews; and a large extended family.

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    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

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June Lyn

January 19, 2021

OUR TRIBUTE
Up and down, twirling around you mischievous one
Teasing, pleasing, frolicking till the fay is done
What's the next move through all this fun.
Here comes the rising sun
And again done are the laughter and pleasure.
How we confide and conspire like no other
We alone in our bubble understand each other
Let's keep them abay you and me
Enjoying our peaceful sway.
Our studious ambition drives us on, achieving all we can
And alas family comes along
One wishing for the twins she would never have
The other appreciating the love for those she had.
Our phone marathons like no other
Our reminiscences of yesteryear
Our fun and laughter about the ' I' she hated.
You see , Norma Christine Icilda her name.
Up until before she left us we still mused about the ' I'
Rest in peace my best friend, my Sister, my twin two years older.
My tears for your departure are incessantly with love
The love that binds us forever
That love that ONLY we too will always share
Through our deepest faith in our Lord whom we worshipped
Your calling as a nurse from childhood days
Your caring and giving for ALL your years
Your laughter and our funny jokes between us remain
We still have our communication line.
I truly miss you my dearest, kindest , sincerest most gracious and pleasant sister
As you cuddle in the arms of our Saviour
Keep my space beside you.
No goodbye, just see you later.
Love always as we always say.
Thanks Jesus for the wonderful blessings you bestow on Norma forever loved by you.
Don't sleep too sound. Our musings go on .
I will always love you Norms without the 'I'.

Abena Ivey

January 18, 2021

To the Wilson family
I speak for so many of my coworkers who adored this kind, generous role model of a dedicated mother and nurse. The world has lost someone special. Your grief is shared by many

Kim Johnson

January 16, 2021

I want to extend my heartfelt and deepest condolences to Debbie Wilson and her family. The legacy of Mrs. Wilson is so evident from her obituary and the memories shared. May all who knew her continue to live fully in a way that would make her proud. Peace to the family and loved ones. 🙏🏾❤

Dr. Teresa R. Martin, Esq.

January 16, 2021

To my friend Maria and the entire Wilson Family, a mother’s love is alive forever. In the lessons she taught, the patience she gave, and in the hearts of the children she raised. My prayers go out to you in this time of great sadness.

Allivena and Samantha Brooks

January 15, 2021

To the Wilson Family:

I send you my deepest sympathy. My heart is saddened , my stomach is rolling over. I've lost a dear friend, a sister and an advisor. I do not have enough words to describe my grief. MARIA , I put you in God's hands and I am praying for you. God will take care of you my daughter , Please do not be dismayed, just lean onto the lord and he will strengthen you. I will keep in touch. My heart is deeply broken and tired of crying , but I ask you to please be of good courage.
Whenever you need someone to lean on , I am here for you.
Samantha and I will always have you in our hearts and prayers 🙏

Gail Adams

January 15, 2021

Wishing Maria and the entire Wilson family my sincere condolences. Pray that God give you the strength to carry on as you dear mom would want. I will keep your family in my prayers. ❤️❤️

Juliet Wilson

January 15, 2021

To my cousin Wesley and family, please cherish the memories of your loved one. Her memories will be with you always. May her soul rest in everlasting peace. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Juliet Wilson and Family (Airy Castle)

Geraldine Evans

January 14, 2021

The world has lost a great friend and nurse. She was compassionate, loving, and kind to everyone with whom she came in contact. Always reaching out to help someone, she was also a great lover of children. Norma, will always be greatly missed.

Jesus our great High Priest, Best Friend, and Savior of the world said, "My child it is time for you to get some rest. Let's come apart for awhile and rest till that Glorious Day when I return. I will say, 'Come ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you and those who are faithful.' This kingdom was prepared from the foundation of the world. There you and those who are faithful will live with me through the ceaseless ages of eternity."

This is a lesson for each and everyone of us by which to live.

May the good Lord help us all to be faithful to His leading and direction so that we will be ready for that grand and glorious day where there will be no more separation. Isn't that wonderful. No more death. No more dying. No more pain.

Let us all ask the good Lord to help us to live each day for him. Let us read the Bible and pray and give ourselves to Him so on that day He will say, "Welcome my child. Welcome home."

Let us all look forward to that Glorious day when the Lord comes. We will live and reign with Christ through the ceaseless ages of eternity.

No More Separation!

~ Geraldine Evans(Sister) and Family

Mary Burgess

January 14, 2021

To : Maria & Chris ,and Family
Thinking of you in the time of your sorrow in the loss your Mother . I gracefully sending love and comfort at this time also my deepest Sympathy to you and your family. I'm praying for you and your strength .
If you may need anything I'm just a call away.


Mary Burgess


Angelique Barrow

January 14, 2021

On behalf of the Barrow family, I wish to extend heartfelt and sincere condolences to the Wilson's.

I have very fond memories of Mrs. Wilson. As a young child, I distinctly remember her walking into the house in her white uniform. Neat as a pin. Her demeanor was stern, but when she spoke to my grandparents or to one of us, she would give a big smile. As I got older, I realized that this hardworking woman was a woman of strength, and held her children and others to a high standard. That was because she knew that nothing was impossible as long as you were willing to sacrifice and do the work. I remember when I had my daughter, she questioned me about my plans for my daughters education. She listened and offered this advice, "spend all you can now on the education of your child. Don't worry too much about how you will pay for college. If you have done your part and your child does her part, she will get a scholarships and monies to pay for school." I thought to myself, I better listen and take note, because every one of her children went to college and have professional careers. She did it for eight children and I only have one.

Mr and Mrs Wilson never forgot my family. Even after moving to Virginia, whenever they came to New York, they would make sure to stop by Bruner Ave and visit with Mummy and Daddy.

My sisters and I feel your loss Wilson family. The memories are beautiful. We pray for the repose of her soul and that you all may be comforted and know that she is resting in the arms of the almighty.

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