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Jimmie Lee Wilson
December 21, 1933 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Jimmie Lee Wilson, a treasured beacon of strength, resilience, and love, lived an inspiring life from his birth on December 21, 1933, until his peaceful departure on November 19, 2023. Born in Dothan, Alabama, to Bennie and Carrie Wilson, Jimmie's life journey was a testament to the power of perseverance, compassion, and dedication to service.
Jimmie's early life was deeply rooted in the vibrant community of Dothan. His journey took a bold turn as he proudly served in the United States Army, demonstrating his commitment to his country. Following his military service, he dedicated his time to the City of Dothan Police Office, where he retired after years of honorable service. His unwavering dedication to his work was a shining example of his belief in serving his community.
In his retirement, Jimmie found joy in the simple pleasures of life. Known for his humble spirit and infectious smile, he spent countless hours tending to his garden, a hobby that brought him immense satisfaction. This passion carried over into his dedication to his lawn service, where he continued to serve others with his time and talent. His love for reading and discussing the Bible revealed his deep faith, and attending church was a priority that he held dear to his heart.
Jimmie Lee Wilson was a beloved father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents: Bennie and Carrie Wilson; his beloved daughter: Brenda Walker; and his brothers: Johnny and James Wilson. His legacy of love and strength lives on in his surviving family members, including his loving daughter: Carmencita (Johnny) Hicks; sister: Annie Pearl Walters; brother: Fred Wilson; grandchildren: Carmeshia Walker, Ronnie (Trina) Walker, Jahniro Hicks, Jawanza Hicks; great grandchildren: Khadajha (Ta’Corey) Hardaman, Miana (Eddie) Jackson, Khari Jackson, Jahymus West, Austin Daniels, Joanna Combs, Elli'Anna Hicks, Eelhan Hicks, Jahnila Hicks; great-great grandchildren: Tanajha Hardeman, Ta'Corey Hardaman Jr., Marli Jackson, Bali Thompson, Khazyha Jackson, Khazyus Jackson, and Julian Davis. Each of them carries with them a piece of Jimmie's spirit, a testament to his enduring influence.
As we remember Jimmie Lee Wilson, let us celebrate his life and the indelible impact he had on those around him. In the words of the great Maya Angelou, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Jimmie's humble spirit, infectious smile, and unwavering dedication to service made everyone around him feel valued and loved.
Jimmie's life is a powerful reminder that we can all make a difference in our own unique way. His dedication to serving his community, his passion for gardening, his love for his family, and his unwavering faith are all examples of how he used his time on this earth to inspire other.
As we say goodbye to Jimmie Lee Wilson, let us not mourn his departure but rather celebrate the life he lived. His journey was one filled with love, service, and dedication, and his legacy will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to know him. Jimmie Lee Wilson, your life was a gift to us all, and your spirit will forever be a beacon of inspiration.