James Clayton "Clay" Wilson was born on Oct. 18, 1988. A loving, kind and caring young man with a wonderful sense of humor lost his struggle with depression on Jan. 6, 2013. Funeral service will be at Morgan Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at 1 p.m. Billy Ramsey and Rick Hester will officiate the service. Burial to follow at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Morgan Funeral Chapel & Crematory directing.
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Clay was loved by all who knew him. His sensitivity and compassion for others knew no bounds. He was the best son you could hope for.
His lifetime achievements included his graduation from Southside High School with an Advanced Academic endorsement and a grade point average of 100.6. He was third in his class and noted by his G.C. as bright and conscientious with an intense interest in learning and an excellent work ethic. He received a Green and Gold scholarship from University of Alabama at Birmingham and later returned home to help in the family business and attend Gadsden State Community College where he earned his degree as a Registered Nurse.
Clay was preceded in death by his Poppa, Billy R. Wilson; Granddaddy James R. Page; Granny Ann Page; Uncle, Melton Page; Cousin, Matthew Johnson; great-grandparents, Imogene and Broughton Riddle.
Left behind to cherish his memory are parents, Deddie and Bill Wilson; sister, Mary Wilson Chandler (husband, Ryan); special nephew, Noah Michael Chandler; grandmother, "Nanny" Mary S. Wilson; aunts, Debbie Brown, Rebecca Rinehart and Anita Johnson; cousins, Buffy, Wendy, Sarah, Allison and Gabrielle.
Clay is forever in our hearts. Our sole consolation is that he is now with God and no longer in pain. We will continue throughout our lives to honor his name and look forward to that beautiful day when we shall once again be together in the service of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Rest in Peace, kind spirit.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will accept friends from 6 to 8 this evening at Morgan Funeral Chapel.
Published in The Gadsden Times on Jan. 8, 2013