Loise “Lou” Wilson was born in Senatobia, Mississippi on December 20, 1933 to Scott and Savannah (Hall) Wilson. Lou is the fourth of ten children. Lou accepted Christ and became strong in his faith.
Lou became a resident of Memphis, Tennessee after leaving Senatobia and at the age of 15, he relocated to Battle Creek, Michigan. Lou became an employee of Battle Creek VA Medical Center after relocating. In 1952, Lou was drafted into the United States Army as a tank driver in the Korean War until he was honorably discharged in 1955. Lou returned home from the army and continued his employment at the Battle Creek VA where he was employed for a total of 18 years. Lou also began his talented musical journey as a musician in 1955 by creating several music groups, traveling and performing all over the country, and produced multiple albums. In 1967, he began his career in the automotive field at General Motors where he met and eventually married the love of his life, Alice. Lou retired from General Motors after 33 years.
Family was very important to Lou, no matter how near or far. To say Lou loved his family is an understatement. His love for people made them family rather than the bloodline alone. He exceeded at making those around him laugh and smile. He went out of his way to help those he loved. He went above and beyond to show it as well.
Lou was preceded in death by his parents, Scott and Savannah Wilson; his brothers, David Wilson, Scott Wilson, and Hubert Wilson; his sisters, Igladys Wilson, Emma Sanders, Cora Taylor, and Virginia Pryor, and daughters, Sharon Wilson and Carolyn Crumell. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Alice Wilson; his sisters, Mary (Albert) Burton and Vernell (John Henry) Alexander; his children, Richard Stanley, Loise (LaRhonda) Wilson Jr., Reginald Wilson, Wendell Lee, Antonio Wilson, Marlo (David) Martin, Frank (Vivian) Crumell, Keena Blythe, Valerie Wilson, Michael (Deborah) Hightower, Brice (Niko) Dixon, Clayton Crumell, Raphael (Nikki) Dixon, Tafakari Dixon; 43 grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; nieces; nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held at the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service, 375 West Dickman Road, on Thursday April 22, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service, on Friday, April 23, 2021, 11:30 am. A private interment will take place in the Fort Custer National Cemetery will full military honors.