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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
Archie Wilson

Archie Wilson

Saturday, March 8th, 1930 - Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, God whispered, “Peace Be Thine” and extended his hand of mercy to Archie Wilson and gently called him from labor to reward. Born on March 8, 1930 in Assawoman, Virginia, he was the son of the late Lina Mae Wilson and James Douglas, Sr. He was 89 years old.

Archie received his education in the public schools of Accomack County. He was baptized at Jerusalem Baptist Church and later transferred his membership to First Baptist Church in Mappsville, VA where he served as a Willing Worker and an Usher. He truly loved the Lord and read his scriptures daily.

He was employed by Eastern Shore Tractor Company and later by Johnny Conquest Farms. Archie loved baseball, and was a member of one of the first local African American organized baseball teams in the area.

Archie was a jack of many trades. A mechanic at heart, he could often be found “fixing” his cars, trucks, lawnmowers or anything with a motor. In his younger years, he was also known for playing the guitar. One of his favorite hobbies was fishing and owned his own boat! In his later years, he developed a love for crafting and was well-known for his creative gifts. Anything you wanted, Archie could make it. Anything that was broke, Archie could fix it!

His love for his family was endless. He would always inquire about the welfare and health of everyone. His quick wit and humor was like none other. He will be greatly missed.
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Geraldine; three brothers, James Douglas, Jr., Preston Wilson and William Wilson; five sisters Beulah Lewis, Helen Harmon, Mildred Dennis, Elizabeth Douglas, and Evelyn Douglas.

He leaves to cherish his memory his daughters Linda (Grant) Wallop of Nelsonia, VA; and Deborah (George) Crippen, also of Nelsonia, VA; five grandchildren – Robert Sanders, Alicia (Robert) Uzzle , Antonio (Rachel) Wallop, Troy Strand and Kenya Strand; twelve great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; one brother Sherwood Wilson of Newark, DE; two sisters, Ruth Fisher of Morristown, NJ and Margaret Thompson of Philadelphia, PA; sisters-in-law Bertha Wilson and Margie Wilson; several nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    Address
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    First Baptist Church
    Address
    14371 Metompkin Rd
    MAPPSVILLE, VA 23407
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    First Baptist Church
    Address
    14371 Metompkin Rd
    MAPPSVILLE, VA 23407
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    Officiant
    Rev. Willie D. Justis
  • Interment

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    First Baptist Church
    Address
    14371 Metompkin Rd
    MAPPSVILLE, VA 23407
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Prestine Crosby

Posted at 07:45am
When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days. From my family to yours we would like to extend our most sincere condolences to you.
The Crosby Family - Prestine, Ticara, Bertha & Regis

Denise Ames

Posted at 09:11pm
One of the best cousins I had...gonna miss you so much
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Thomas Widgeon

Posted at 06:11pm
Sorry For Your Loss
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