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iconJohn E. Wilson, 80, Chicago native raised in Bronzeville/Grand Boulevard neighborhood. Devoted husband to Velma; doting father to Ginger and Kelly. In 1954, first African American to receive BS at Northwestern University's School of Commerce. U.S. Navy Veteran. Founded Wilson & Gills, Certified Public Accountants, and John E. Wilson, Ltd., Certified Public Accountants. Served 24 years with the Public Building Commission after being elected assistant treasurer during the late Mayor Harold Washington's administration. Member of American Institute of CPA's, Illinois Society of CPA's, National Association of Minority CPA's, Union League Club of Chicago, Economic Club of Chicago, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and Trinity United Church of Christ. Member emeritus, Royal Coterie of Snakes and Forty Club of Chicago. Body will lie in state Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 2:00PM until 7:00PM at Unity Funeral Parlors, Inc., 4114 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60653. Funeral Thursday, October 24, 2013. Visitation at 10:00AM. Service at 11:00AM at Trinity UCC, 400 W. 95th St., Chicago. Interment Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago. www.unityfuneralparlors.com
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Oct. 23, 2013
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