May 22, 1947 - March 5, 2021
God, in his infinite wisdom, dispatched His angels on Friday, March 5, 2021, to reclaim one of His own, Mr. Holbert ‘Bert’ Wilson, Jr. who heeded God’s call at 3:55pm and transcended into eternity. Mr. Wilson, a 73-year-old resident of Burbank, Washington passed away following surgery at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington. Born May 22nd, 1947 to the late Mr. Holbert Wilson, Sr. & Mrs. Lillie M. Wilson as the 2nd child of eight (8) children. Bert graduated from Millville High School in 1965. The following year he enlisted into the United States Air Force and served from 1966-1970, where he served in the Vietnam Conflict /The Resistance War against America. After returning to the states, he was stationed in several areas with his last stop in Walla Walla, Washington before receiving his honorable discharge. During this time, he met the love of his life, Ms. Gracie M. Beed. Bert employed with Boise Cascade for several years, then with Consolidated Freights while finding his niche in 1975 as a Reservist with the Pasco Police Department with his wife, Mrs. Gracie M. Wilson by his side. They served and retired together as Sergeants after 24 years. Bert later joined the Port of Pasco part-time and served for 15 years before final retiring. Bert was very active in the community always willing to serve others but never fell short of having for family. He had a great, great love for fishing and hunting. He was a member of Moose Lodge #482, the Eagles Lodge #3602, and the Fraternal Order of Police. Bert was a dedicated family man as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. Mr. Wilson is survived by his loving wife, Gracie, of 51 years; his three children, Cynthia Johnson, Tony (Brenda) Johnson and Shakila Kelly; 10 grandchildren, Chanel Johnson, Shatera Cornmesser, Mercedes (Brian) Johnson, Brenden (Paris) Kelly, Kendall (Kristen) Lee, Brycen (Kori) Kelly, Marques (Emily) Johnson, Kiara McKenzie, Anistyn Lee and Karma Wilson, and 5 great-grandchildren. Siblings: Ms. Rubye Hall and Mr. Andrew (LaVerne) Wilson, Sr. of Dublin, GA; Ms. Sara Wilson-Rogers of Louisiana, Ms. Patricia (Patty) Wilson-Schmidt of Kennewick, WA and Ms. Van Wilson of Savannah, Georgia. In-Laws: Ms. Anne Wilson of Dublin, GA; Ms. Dorianne (Larry) Houston of Pasco, WA; Mr. Bernard (Linda) Beed of Seattle, WA. Others: A host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Bert was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Holbert Wilson, Sr., in-laws; Mr. & Mrs. Elijah (Olivia) Beed of Washington State; Paternal & Maternal grandparents of Georgia; brother Elder Thomas L. Wilson, Sr., a sister Otha L. Wilson, and the Matriarch of the family, Aunt Mary E. Brezial all of GA. Face masks are mandatory to attend the visitation or service at the funeral home. Thank you for your cooperation.
God, in his infinite wisdom, dispatched His angels on Friday, March 5, 2021, to reclaim one of His own, Mr. Holbert ‘Bert’ Wilson, Jr. who heeded God’s call at 3:55pm and transcended into eternity. Mr. Wilson, a 73-year-old... View Obituary & Service Information
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