Herman Lee Wilson, Sr.

Sunrise: November 9, 1929

Sunset: December 23, 2020

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend departed this life on December 23, 2020 after several months of illness.

Herman, also known as Buddy and affectionately called “Fats” by his wife Georgia, retired from Lone Star as a laborer, after over fifty years of service. Herman had a work ethic that was beyond reproach. There were years when he rarely took off from work. He was a loving, caring husband and father of ten children.  He took pride in working hard to provide for his family. He loved spending time entertaining his family and friends. Herman made everyone feel welcome and was very generous. He had the greatest sense of humor and a special knack for saying things to promote laughter from all he encountered. A person never had to wonder where they stood with Herman; he would freely express his opinion of any topic. He never hesitated to share an encouraging word.

Herman was a member of First Baptist Church Money Point and attended until his health began to fail.

His parents Henry and Sudie Wilson; his oldest daughter, Erma Wilson Scott; his oldest son, Herman Lee Wilson, Jr.; and five sisters predeceased Herman. Herman leaves to cherish his memory, his dedicated wife of sixty seven years, Georgia Wilson, of Chesapeake, VA; five sons, Shelton Wilson, Michael Wilson (Penny),Alton Wilson, Stanley Wilson (Carol),Keith Wilson ( Joy) all of Chesapeake, VA; three daughters, Darlene Wilson Martin ( Ricky) of Portsmouth VA, Annette Wilson Stallworth and Iris Wilson Elliott ( Roderick) both of Chesapeake, VA ;one grandson, Anthony Scott (Patricia) of Chesapeake, VA; twenty one grandchildren; thirty nine great-grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; one sister, Mamie Gaines of Chesapeake, VA ; one brother, Vernon Lee Wilson of Norfolk, VA; one sister in law Edora Mitchell of Chesapeake, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Public Viewing Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:00pm-6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Graveside Service Friday, January 8, 2021 2:00pm Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Rosa James Lockhart says

    I share so much sorrow for the loss of Mr. Herman. He will be held in my heart with a smile, laughter and the proud words of encouragement he always offered me. I’m so thankful to have been a part of his life.

    My husband and I extend our love and deepest sympathy to the entire Wilson Family. We pray you strength, comfort and peace. With love during this difficult time…

    Rosa & John
    Richmond, VA

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    Demeterious Roberson says

    I will never forget mr. Fat he’s a caring man you always make me laugh. Always had a smile on his face whenever I saw him. Weather riding in the van. Or riding in
    his pickup truck. Weather sitting in his loader on top of the hill at work . Whatever I saw him do you know I always speak. Mr. Herman Wilson senior. You are truly missed and loved.

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    Melinda Perry says

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Fats. Sending my condolences to the entire Wilson family. Praying for your strength during this time

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    In this time of sadness: May you see God in the faces of friends, hear Him in their voices, feel Him in the touch of their hands. May their help, caring, and sympathy reflect His love and kindness at this time when you need Him most.


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    Rita Crudup Armstrong- Helotes, TX says

    My condolences go out to the entire family, especially to Mrs Pete. I will always hold on to precious memories of growing with Erma in your presence. Mr Fats kept us laughing and always shared pleasant words of wisdom to us all. I love you! May our Lord God bless you and comfort you.

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    Edward Brown says

    I have lots of fond memories of my “Uncle Fats”. He always would remember you and was happy to see you, even if he hadn’t see you for years. He believed in hard work and would share whatever he had with others. He will be sorely missed!

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