Kimberly Joy Wilson
September 30, 1975 – October 24, 2019
Kimberly Joy Wilson was born on September 30, 1975 and passed away on October 24, 2019 at the age of 44. She was the younger of two children and is survived by her mother Gabrielle (Wilson) Yeaple, her father Jon Wilson, her brother Todd Wilson, her sister-in-law Nicole Wilson, her niece Avery Wilson (13) and her nephew Jaxson Wilson (10). Kimberly grew up in Orlando and graduated from Winter Park High School before attending Wake Forest University – the alma mater of both of her parents. Kimberly graduated from Wake Forest in 1997 with a BA in Communication and started her professional career in California. After a few years of working in the business and advertising fields, Kimberly decided to pursue a master’s degree; graduating in 2003 with an MBA from Pepperdine University. Kimberly moved back to Florida to begin a career in marketing, but quickly realized her true passion was in helping others. She starting working with at-risk youth through Outward Bound – which ultimately led to a career change. In 2011, she completed her 2nd master’s degree by graduating from Boston University with a Master’s in Clinical Social Work. Kimberly chose to stay in Massachusetts and spent the next several years working in the fields of crisis intervention, addiction counseling and mental health. Her time in Boston included working as a Mental Health Professional at the oldest women’s prison in the country. Whether it was on the shores of New Smyrna Beach, the flats of Boca Grande or the snow-covered peaks of Mammoth Mountain, CA, Kimberly had a true love for the outdoors. Kimberly had an infectious laugh and a loving heart. She loved live music and spent countless hours “jamming out” with friends from high school, college or just strangers she met along the way. A passion of Kimberly’s was English Bulldogs; she loved her mom’s bulldogs Tyson and Kallie but was obsessed with her own bullies Bubba and Lola. Finally, although they lived on different coasts, she also truly loved her niece and nephew and was perfectly cast for the roll of silly Aunt Kimberly. Kimberly – you impacted so many lives and will be remembered and missed forever!! Service will take place outdoors at The Veranda at Thornton Park at 12pm on Saturday, November 9, 2019; immediately followed by a reception at the same location. The Veranda at Thornton Park 707 E. Washington St. Orlando, FL 32801
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations on behalf of Kimberly Joy Wilson to the Women’s Residential Treatment Center of Seminole County (https://aspirehealthpartners.com/make-a-donation-to-aspire-health-partners-inc/). When making the donation, please specify in the comment section that you would like the funds to be directed towards: “Women’s Residential – Seminole County”.
- Memorial Celebration Saturday, November 9, 2019
Kimberly Joy Wilson
November 17, 2019
I met Kim when we were 14 years old, we have been close friends ever since. She was soo beautiful inside and out! My life just isn’t the same without her. I miss her every single day. My heart aches and goes out to her family. She will be forever missed. I have comfort in knowing that she is with God, for she is truly an angel. I love you Kimber. Rest In Peace.
November 7, 2019
I will forever hold fond memories of my dear childhood friend. Rest In Peace Kim.
November 4, 2019
Hello. I met Kim in July of this year at woman's residential Seminole and she was my very first roommate. My heart is breaking hearing this news. I didn't know her long but she was such a loving woman and a great friend. She touched my heart and I will always cherish the conversations we had and the time we spent together. I will never forget you. Rip Kim and fly high with the angels. Love you beautiful angel. ❤💔🙏👼
October 30, 2019
Kim was a beautiful person - inside and out - we are heartbroken. Sending LOVE to all members of the Wilson family. Especially, Jon, Todd and Nicole. So sorry for your loss.
Jessica & Alan James
October 28, 2019
Todd, Nicole, Avery, Jax and Family,
Our hearts ache for you , please accept our deepest sympathies and loving thoughts and prayers, may happy memories be what keeps you strong and heals your hearts. We are so sad and deeply sorry for your loss
Jessica & Alan.
October 28, 2019
I met Kim the first day of my freshman year of college at Wake Forest University. She quickly became one of my closest and dearest friends throughout our college years and beyond. She was such a generous friend with a brilliant mind and a true sense of adventure. The news of Kim’s passing still seems surreal. I will treasure my time with Kim forever and I will hold tight to all of my fond memories of the fabulous woman that I had the privilege of crossing paths with all those years ago.
October 27, 2019
I went to Lake Highland with Kim. She was one of the most brilliant girls I have ever known!! And, not just brilliant smart, but brilliant in so many other ways!! Her brilliant smile would ALWAYS light up any room she walked into- all the time! Kim was an EXTREMELY loyal friend!! And, her “one of a kind” laugh ALWAYS made everyone around her start immediately laughing!! I lost touch with Kim after High School, but we did recently reconnect and I will FOREVER be grateful for some of the last conversations we shared!! I truly do believe that the BRILLIANT Kim we all knew, we will ALWAYS remember throughout our journey in life! Love you SWEET Kim and you will be BEYOND missed!!!