Wilson S. Hall
AGE: 62 • Newark
Mr. Hall passed away peacefully at his home after a courageous 2+ year battle with pancreatic cancer. Son of the late, June N. Hall & Elizabeth Hall, Wilson was born February 5, 1951 and raised in Clarksville/Frankford area of Sussex County Delaware. Wilson attended George Washington Carver Elementary School, Frankford DE; Lord Baltimore Middle School, Ocean View, DE; William C Jason High School, Georgetown, DE and he graduated from Indian River High School Frankford, DE in 1969. Four years later, Wilson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Delaware State College (now University).
Upon graduation, Wilson was employed by E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company in Wilmington, DE as a Staff Accountant. During the years at DuPont, Wilson advanced though the corporate ranks with assignments and leadership positions in Accounting, Auditing, Tax, Finance, and Corporate Accounting. Subsequently, he transitioned to Information Technology, which led to facilitating the financial aspects of computer software implementations at numerous US and foreign manufacturing plants within the company. Foreign locations in which he worked are Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Singapore and China.
In 2009, Wilson retired from DuPont after being employed 36 ½ years. In addition to owning & operating Hall's Tax Service, Wilson was a member of DuPont Retired Managers Society; Delaware State University Alumni Association and National Association of Black Accountants. Wilson also served as treasurer for the Coach Hill Civic Association, The Family and Friends of Wesley Organization; Protective Order of ELKS of the World…Paul Laurence Dunbar Lodge 106 in Wilmington.
Wilson was a sensitive, caring family-oriented man. All family had to do was call on him and he'd be there—many times they didn't have to ask he would volunteered. Wilson was direct with attention to detail. You always knew his position on an issue. He was a man of principal and integrity who loved to help people. Wilson took pride in all the hats he wore husband, dad, pop-pop, brother, nephew, uncle and friend.
Wilson had some great one-liners that kept a smile on your face. Throughout his illness, he kept a great positive upbeat attitude and maintained his sense of humor. Wilson was meticulous when it came to his attire the upkeep of the house and cars. His cars were kept immaculate…not a finger print in sight! Can't you see him now with a bottle of Windex or throwing away your cup before you were finished? Any unruly blade of grass didn't stand a chance because the lawn was manicured two steps above perfection. Wilson loved reading, dancing, listening to jazz and the oldies music---and coming up from his split. Everybody knows who his favorite artist was! Wilson was known to fire up his grill or smoker for a barbecue at a moments notice. All of these things brought Wilson great joy!
Wilson was the beloved husband of Deborah J. Lanier-Hall; they shared a wonderful life and marriage of 27 years. Commitment, Compassion, Communication equal Compatibility was their motto. Joined at the hip together they enjoyed fine dining, entertaining, traveling, especially to the Caribbean Islands, Singapore and Europe. Wilson leaves to cherish his memory, daughters Nicole Williams, Denise Hall, Son in his heart Preston Lanier, former daughter-in-law, Althea Lanier; grandchildren Ashley Hall, Unique Williams, Prestina Lanier, Kierra Lanier; great grandchildren Adrian, Mia and Shamira Jr.; siblings Andrea' Dismuke, Henri (Doreen), Schan & Craig Hall.
Sister-in-law Joyce Stallings (David), Brother-in-laws Daniel Lanier Jr. (Virginia-Deceased) and Dallas Lanier (Donna).
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Pamela Simpson & Dr. Joseph Bennett as well as the staff at Helen Graham Center. We would like to thank the staff of Vitas Hospice for the compassion and excellent care and he received.
Funeral, 11 am, Tues., Feb. 11th at Simpson United Methodist Church, 907 Centerville Rd., Wilm; viewing 9 am-10:45 am only. Burial, All Saints Cemetery. Contributions may be made in his name to the Helen Graham Center or Family and Friends of Wesley a non profit Church Organization at Powell Farm Road, Frankford, DE 19945.
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