NESMITH-PINCKNEY FUNERAL HOME: Obituaries

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David Wilson David Wilson
(January 29, 1960 - February 6, 2013)

Funeral service for the late David Wilson will be held 1:00 P.M on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Greater St. Mark AME Church in Hemingway, SC. Interment will follow in the Wilson Memorial Cemetery in Hemingway, SC directed by Nesmith~Pinckney Funeral Home, Inc. David Kenneth Wilson, beloved son of W. B. and Verlena Dicker Wilson was born on January 29, 1960 in Philadelphia, PA. David departed this life on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in Kingstree, South Carolina. Following a difficult birth and medical errors, David was born with physical and mental challenges. Things where scary and uncertain but David’s parents accepted the circumstances as the Will of God. One look at those big ‘smiling eyes’ and it was a love at first sight for his parents. It was a love that would endure and overcome many obstacles. Much to the surprise of doctors, David eventually was able to walk and attended schools for children with special needs in Wilmington, DE. David remained unable to speak, but he learned how to ‘communicate’ his most of his needs. To God Be the Glory! In 1982, David, Andre and their parents moved to South Carolina. As David’s needs increased he was placed in Ashton Community Training Home in Kingstree, South Carolina. He was one of the first residents of this unique program. David attended day school at the Williamsburg County Disability and Special Needs Program until his passing. Although David no longer lived at home with his parents, he was always first concern in every family decision and activities such as vacations and holidays. Just last week, David spent the weekend at home for his 53rd birthday. David had a heartwarming smile and eyes that sparkle. To know David, is to love him. We thank God for giving. David leaves to cherish his memory; loving parents, Verlena and W. B.; two sisters, P. Jeanette Simon, of Wilmington, Delaware and Michelle Wilson, of Stockbridge, Georgia; one brother, Andre Wilson; one sister-in-love, Tabitha; three nephews, Stephan and Ryan Simon and Andre Wilson, Jr.; two nieces, Jaylen and Alexis Wilson and one grand-niece, Sariah Simon; the staff and residents of the Ashton Community Training Home; uncles Samuel (Ruth) Wilson, Horace (Jeanette) Dicker, aunts; Fannie Smith, Valtricia Cunningham, Janie Barr, Vernice Bartell, Jean (John) Sheheen, Glorthy (Theodore) Wilson, Flossie (John), a host of cousins and dear friends. David is preceded in death by his grandparents Sam and Phylis Wilson and Andrew and Ida Dicker.