Larry Joseph Wilson
Larry Joseph Wilson, 83, a resident of North Fort Myers, FL since 1994, formerly of Williamsburg, VA, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020 in Fort Myers. He was born June 15, 1937 in Roanoke Rapids, NC to Emmit and Maude Wilson, now deceased.
Larry was of the Christian faith and a member of First Christian Church in Cape Coral as well as First Timothy of East 10th Street Church of Christ Roanoke Rapids, NC. He graduated from Atlanta Christian College and Maryland with a Masters in Theology. He started a prison ministry in Washington Dc. and is still active today. He started and built the First Christian Church of Woodbridge, VA, and also was the Pastor of Portsmouth VA Christian Church of Christ. He spoke and ministered at several men’s and women’s prayer breakfasts and baptized many he loved serving the Lord to the very end of his life. He also taught music. He played the piano, fiddle, banjo, guitar, and best known for his mandolin cross pick style. He performed professionally on the road with Jerry Williamson & Redwing. He put on and played musical shows in TN, VA, FL, OK, MS, WV, etc.
Larry, also known to everyone as “Papa Larry”. He was a loving husband who took my hand and took me on a special Christian walk through this life. He has been on a long journey through his health issues until the Lord rewarded him for a job well done with a special place in Heaven. I would like to share his favorite bible verse Acts 2 Verse 38 .
He is survived by his beloved wife of 34years, Peggy Erickson- Wilson of North Fort Myers; three loving children, Charissa Comerota (Michael) of Cape Coral, FL, Scott Erickson of Bradenton, FL, and Jason Erickson (Darlene) of Cape Coral and beloved God Daughter Nicole Clayton , Richmond Va ; two sisters, Yvonne Haskins (Albert) of Aberdeen, NC, and Marie Moss of Raleigh, NC; ten grandchildren; Samantha Comerota Khan (Bryan), Jessica Comerota of Cape Coral , Keturah Erickson of Bradenton , Jerimah Erickson of Lehigh Acres , Derrick Erickson of Cape Coral, Adam Hill , Bailey Pegg [Caden], Courtney and Stephanie Snyder Cape Coral, and his precious great grand children, Raven and Bryan Khan of Cape Coral. Kimber Chase and Tiffany, Larry’s special Hospice nurses who loved and took care of him until the end. His special music friends, Tommy, Mike and Bob who visited him and played music for him well .
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Details to be announced for his FL celebration of Life and also his family will hold a service at his home church in NC. information via vwww.MullinsMemorial.com
Memorial Contributions in memory of Larry Joseph Wilson are suggested to his family c/o Mullins Memorial, 1056 NE 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33909.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.