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Charles L. Wilson, Jr.


Sunrise: March 7, 1957

Sunset: June 27, 2020

Charles Leroy Wilson, Jr (Chuck or Charlie) was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 7, 1957 to Henrietta Vaughn Haywood and the late Charles Leroy Wilson, Sr. He transitioned this life on June 27, 2020 at Sentara Virginia Beach Hospital. On October 7, 1989, Chuck married the love of his life, Debra Gore, in Reidsville, North Carolina. Chuck and Deb were married for over 30 years.

To this union, God blessed them with two wonderful children Sade and Charles III (Chaz). Chuck graduated from West Catholic High School for Boys in 1975. In 1980, he received a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1980, he began working at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard until it closed in 1995. After moving
to Chesapeake VA, he began working as a Supervisor for Shipbuilding Conversion & Repair (SUPSHIP) and in 2004 to the present day, he worked at Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) as a Sr. Lead Assessment Engineer. Charlie had over 40 years of government service and was planning to retire in December.

In 2001, Chuck accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior was a faithful member of the United Full Gospel Revival Center in Suffolk VA under the leadership of Apostle Olivia D. Sharp (Overseer) and the Late Apostle Dallas Ellis Sr. (Pastor) and now under Pastor Dallas Scott Ellis, Jr. He served on the Usher Board, Choir & Praise Team, Street Ministry, Outreach Ministry (visiting rehabilitation facilities and tutoring youths and adults) and Men’s Ministry.

Chuck was predeceased by his grandparents Joseph & Irving Wilson and William & Gleanis Vaughn, Charles Wilson Sr. (Father), Ralph Vaughn (uncle) and Gary Gore Sr. (Father-in-law). Left to mourn his loss are: his soulmate Debra, daughter; Sade Davenport, son; Charles Leroy Wilson III, son-in-law; Renaldo Davenport, mother; Henrietta Haywood, sisters; Carmen Wilson and Michelle Daniel(Derrick), aunt; Gladys Vaughn, nephew; Zain Wilson(Shante), mother-in-law; Mary Alice Gore, sisters-in-law; Gladys Withers, Cheryl Davis(Michael), brothers-in-law; Gary Gore(d) (Kay), Terry Gore (Patricia(d)), Anthony Gore, Stanley Gore, and Corey McElveen, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

No Public Viewing Memorial Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Bob Peck says

    Charlie it was my honor to have been your friend for the past 16 years. I know your wife and family will miss your presence, but rest assured they will keep you alive in their hearts and memories. I will miss working with you my friend.

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    Wayne Weary says

    You will surely be missed…but I would like to personally just say thanks for all you did for Code 243 and the entire 240 Dvision.

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    Elmer Starks says

    Mr. Wilson my brother my friend my mentor it has been an honor and a privilege to know you and work with you thank you for all that you’ve done as far as always offering kind words during my tough times thank you for pushing me to always want to do better during this time of bereavement just know that you were sincerely loved and respected not just at work but at home in every day life you have built a awesome legacy I called it the three L’s love legacy and loyalty

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      Nadine Collins says

      Debbie,Sade,Chaz.. We are with you in Spirit.. We love you
      AUNT NADINE AND MiltπŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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    Kristoffer Bolyard says

    I only knew you for a short period of time, but I think I can say with certainty that you are one of the most genuinely nice men I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I am saddened to know I will no longer have the honor of getting to know you better. Rest my friend. You will be missed.

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    Regina Gannaway says

    Sincere condolences to the Wilson family, on behalf of all of the Gannaway family.

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    Brian McAvoy says

    Charlie , I will miss you you were always smiling and had a positive outlook and were a great friend. I still think of those trips to Mayport with fondness. May you rest in peace, my friend. Gonna miss ya buddy.

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    Don Tripp says

    Dear Wilson family, we (Tripp family) offer our heart-felt condolences for your loss. Rest in peace Charles!

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    Carlos Suarez says

    During this time of loss for the Wilson family, know that the extended MSC family wishes to provide assistance where possible. Please accept my personal condolences and those from your co-workers at Military Sealift Command, both from the engineers in the N7 Technical Directorate and the PM3/PM5 Prepositioning programs. God blessed you with Charles, and he will continue to bless you and your family. Charles resides in both your heart, and in all your deeds.

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    Carl & Twanda Tomlinson says

    Carl & Twanda Tomlinson

    Sending our sincere condolences to Debra and the Wilson Family Thinking of you and sending love
    Chuck will truly be missed

    He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death
    shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. (Rev 21:4 ESV)

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    Elder Janet James says

    Pray for Mrs Debra and Wilson Family. May the God of all Comfort cover you and your family. Well Done Good and Faithful Servant. Psalms 23 be your strength.

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    Annette Brown Galloway says

    Debra Gore-Wilson, Thank you for sharing the Home going Celebration of your loving husband. It was a beautiful service. I pray that you and your family find peace and comfort knowing that you were able to share your life with such an amazing man. Just know your classmates are always available to listen, comfort you. We love you and pray God gives you the strength to endure at this time and days to come.

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    Velma Witherd Davis says

    Debbie, Sade and Chaz . We the Withers family send our deepest condolences to the entire family of Charles L, Wilson Jr. we know you gonna miss him but know God has a time for everything and God will be your strength in these times. We are praying for all. God Bless You Family !

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    Pati Damon-Johnson says

    Sending my heartfelt condolences to you Debra and the Wilson Family! It was a beautiful service today and I too was honored and blessed to have known Charlie! As his dental hygienist and friend, I ALWAYS looked forward to seeing him with his “genuine and uplifting” smile!! Over the years, we had many memorable discussions in my dental chair that I will forever cherish. He truly was a kind and humble man that I deeply respected! Charlie will always have a special place in my heart and remembered as a man who loved God and his Family! Praying for all of you!

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