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Ralph Welton Wilson

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Ralph Welton Wilson, Sr., 78, of Gloucester, Virginia passed away peacefully at the Hospice House of Williamsburg surrounded by his family on Sept. 3, 2012. Ralph spent most of his life in Williamsburg, moving here as a child from Nash County, N.C., in 1942 and then moving to Gloucester in 2006.
He is survived by Carol, his wife of 57 1/2 years. He also leaves behind four loving children: Ralph Wilson, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Martha; Diane Wilson; Katherine Wilson Williams; Donald Wilson and daughter-in-law, Deborah. He was blessed to have six grandchildren growing up locally, Kimberly Fischer; Adam Wilson and his wife, Jennifer; Kaitlin Riley; Alexandra Wilson Chuckney and her husband, Mark; Christopher Williams; and Lane Wilson, along with two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lindsey Wilson and his mother and step-father; Basil and Beulah Joyner Brown, also of Williamsburg; along with his brother, Jerry Wilson.
Ralph was a man of few words, great integrity and strength. He demonstrated the depth of his love and kindness through countless acts of generosity and selfless service. He enjoyed hunting, garden projects and spending time with family and friends. What he most wanted to be remembered for is that he was a devoted son and brother, committed husband, loving father and grandfather.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 pm on Friday, September 7, 2012 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at www.nelsencares.com. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Williamsburg Hospice House, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188.
Published in Virginia Gazette from Sept. 5 to Oct. 4, 2012
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