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Dr. Harrison B. Wilson, Jr.


Sunrise: April 21, 1925

Sunset: July 28, 2019

Dr. Harrison Benjamin Wilson, Jr. passed away July 28, 2019.

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    ARLENE ANN MATTAI says

    I was a student of Dr. Harrison B. Wilson, Jr., in the 90’s. Dr. Wilson made all of his students feel equally loved and cared for. He taught me the importance of community volunteering. I remember his quick wit and sense of humor. He would often share stories of his family. Students would arrive late for class (sometimes with crying children), and he would greet them with a smile, or entertain the crying child, as though he did not hear the disruption, and even though children were not allowed in classrooms. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I truly feel blessed and honored that Dr. Harrison B. Wilson, Jr., was a part of my life.

    Former NSU Student – 1999
    NSU PARSONS HONORS PRACTICUM – COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERING
    (Behold The Green & Gold Alma Mater)
    Educator

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    Felicia says

    I was blessed to work with Dr. Wilson as his secretary after he retired and returned to NSU for a short time as the President Emeritus. While working with Dr. Wilson, he would talk about the value of education and encouraged me to go back to college. My memories of Dr. Wilson is the stories about him growing up in New York and his family. My condolences to the Wilson family.

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    Grover mungo says

    Behold the green and gold rest in peace my friend

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    Clara King says

    My thanks and condolences to the Wilsonfamily for allowing the world to share Dr. Harrison B. Wilson, Jr. with them. His presence at Norfolk State University accounted for an immense growth of respect for the HBCU in society, athletics, and academics. I proudly applaud his legacy having graduated in 1976 and worked until 1978 during his tenure. May god bless his family with peace and serenity as we all endure the loss of his presence. Behold the green and gold Clara King-class of 1976 Leroy King-class of 1977

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    Gordon K Jones says

    To the Family: You have the condolences of my family. Although I’ve only met Dr. Wilson a few times while working with his son, the late Richard Wilson, Dr. Wilson always made me feel like family. To April and the rest of the family, I will be praying for comfort and peace at this time. Keep your eyes to the skies from which all your help will come from.

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    Dr. Archie W. Earl, Sr. says

    I am sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one, Dr. Harrison B. Wilson, Jr. He was President of Norfolk State University during the first 6 years (1991-1997) of my 25 years (1991-2016) of service, at NSU. Many of the sound practices established during his tenure (1977-1997), as President, continued to serve the University well, after his retirement in 1997. He was a great leader. It was a pleasure to have known him and worked with him. May God continue to bless the entire Family, during this time of loss. (Dr. Archie W. Earl, Sr., Former Norfolk State University Faculty Senate President)

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    Dorothy Williams says

    Family of the late Dr. Harrison B. Wilson Jr. my prayers are with you during your time of sorrow, Dr. Wilson was a giant of a man not just in height but in wisdom and integrity. Rest in Peace Dr. Wilson “You have fought the fight, you have finish your race, you have kept the faith. There is laid up for you a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to you on that Day.”

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    Kathy E. Brothers says

    I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees during Dr. Wilson’s tenure. You will be missed by not only the academic community, but the entire Hampton Roads community and beyond.

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    DiAnne C Montgomery says

    God Bless each member of this family for your loss..Dr. Wilson loved you all so much and will be known forever in our hearts and halls.at NSU….BEHOLD THE GREEN AND GOLD!!! His legacy lives and I pray for the family’s strength through this deep loss of their patriarch.each and every day. DIANNE COOPER MONTGOMERY ..Chesapeake vA

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    Kara Hughes-Bowling says

    I was blessed to be able to transport and care for Dr. Wilson back in October of 2014. He was such a joy to talk to, to hear stories from his time at NSU, his children, and grandchildren. I’m so glad I was able to meet him, experience his joys, and be able to spend time with such an extraordinary gentleman. Blessed Be and May peace be with him and his family.

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    2Dollah$ says

    My President and my friend:Behold the Green and Gold,rest in peace DR.HBW,Jr.

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    Patricia D James (Class of 1998) says

    Condolences to the family of Dr Wilson, prayers, and love for you all. I will always appreciate and be thankful the chance given to me and my family. I was on the brink of failing my persuit of my educational goal. It was a struggle being a single parent, but my goal to make things better for my self and family was what I wanted most. I was on academic probation several times during my pursuit. My last attempt, I was ready to quit, but Mrs W Cornnic told me to talk to Dr Wilson myself, and hear what he says. He gave sound advice, told me to decided right then and there , what I wanted out of life, that working hard to acheive my goals weighted on my shoulders to give my family a better life. I chose to better myself, He approved my paperwork and said, that he was gonna trust me to not fail at his decision. He said, more important not to fail myself. I worked hard, made it my mission to achieve my Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Accounting/Taxation, and to become the first of my family to graduate from a University. I am so thankful for Dr Wilson’s faith and belief in all of us pursuing and achieving our educational goals. NSU will always forever be in my heart. I raised my children with the same educational goal sets. I still have that letter taking me off probation as a life lesson. God bless you !!

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    Michele Davis says

    To the Wilson family, my prayers to you during this time. I am honored to have be a Spartan. So thankful for the leadership and guidance that Dr Wilson provided at NSU

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    Ferman Covington Jr says

    To the Wilson family!! I send my sincere sympathy to each of you!! Dr Wilson gave me my BS Degree from NSU in May of 1975!! I was so honored and grateful to have him as my president!! My prayers and thoughts are with each of you during his time of bereavement!! May God continue to bless and heal your sorrow in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior!! I will continue to keep you all in my prayers and thoughts!! God Bless each of you!!
    Sincerely Yours,

    Ferman Covington Jr

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