May 12, 1954 ~ December 6, 2018

Born in: Denver, Colorado
Resided in: Denver, Colorado

On a Wednesday morning, May 12, 1954, in Denver, Colorado Eddie B. and Georgia were blessed with a baby boy “Leon Wilson”. He was 4th of 4 children born in the family. He was raised surrounded by his sisters, Ann, Carrie, Barbara and his cousins Richard and David. He received his early and secondary education through the Denver Public School system graduating from East High School.

Leon continued his education attending Barber College and became a professional barber. He began training under Mr. Bill Jackson at Bills Barber Shop, Hollywood Barbers with Mr. Grove, and later joined his sister Carrie at Hair Reason then was blessed to join his daughter, Eigina on 28th at Fairfax St. He took great pride and loved his work and continued barbering until his health no longer allowed him to do so. He loved his clients and became close to many of them. If they could no longer come to the shop, he was not above going to their home or nursing home. He had a very caring heart and loved people.

As a young boy, he joined Union Baptist church and was baptized with his sister Barbara, and cousins Richard and David he would always say “I just followed them”, so as a Man he chose to be baptized again and joined St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church. Leon new and loved the Lord.

He was proud of his family and knew he was a mama’s boy. He was close to his sister’s and had a special bond with his nieces and nephews. But his greatest joy was his children, Morrail A., Anika D., Eigina L., Leon Jr., Jalontee A., and Steven D.  They remember their Dad as a man who loved life, who was fun loving and caring. He was later blessed with 11 grandchildren and 5 Great-grandchildren.

Leon loved to fish, play dominoes and ride around kicking it with his BFF’S, Charles Williams, Chester Brooks, Gerald Lynch, and Sonny House. Truly a Cadillac man, when he was a little boy, we hated going to Lakeside he would only get on one ride driving those little Cadillac Cars, actually, we think that’s where he learned to drive because anyone that ever rode with him knew he was speeding if he was doing 20. This earned him the nickname “Lazy Lee”.

 His favorite quote for everything was “Can you imagine that”.

 To know Leon was to love him. He touched the hearts of many, he loved people. He lived his life with a place for everything and everything in its place. On Thursday, December 6, 2018, Leon found his place around the heavenly throne.

 He is preceded in death by a son, Morrail A. Bell; his parents, Eddie B. and Georgia Wilson.

 Those left to cherish his memory and mourn his loss include 2 daughters, Anika D. (Damond) McCready, Eigina L. Miller; 3 sons, Leon Wilson Jr., Jalontee A. Burnett, Steven D. James-Wilson, 5 sisters, Martha Ann Bean, Carrie E. McElroy, Barbara J. Vaughn, Sandra K. Phason, Patricia A. Wilson, 1 brother, Eddie H. Wilson. 4 aunts, Virginia Wilson, Lula Jones, Helen Milton all of Denver, Mattie L. Davis, Lanett, AL, 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends.

Services

Visitation: December 14, 2018 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: December 15, 2018 11:00 am

St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church
2050 Uinta Street
Denver, CO 80238

(303) 295-1995

Reception: December 15, 2018 1:00 pm

St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church
2050 Uinta Street
Denver, CO 80238

(303) 295-1995

Room: Reception Hall

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  1. Ann, Carrie, Barbara & Rest of the Family,
    My Love and Prayers are with all of you, during this difficult time.
    May God give you Peace & Comfort.
    I won’t be in town for the Service, Please know my Heart is with you All
    Anna Jean Bass Redmond & Family Mom (Louise Napue) & Phillis Bass

  2. Good person gone so soon i will miss you dearly. To your family i send my deepest condolences . Sincerely, Cor’Nisha Dockins

  3. my heart is heavy tonight, I have lost my friend, may you rest in Heaven peacefully. my condolences to the family, love you .

  4. Ann,Carey, my Dear Friend Barbara, I send my sincerest condolences to you and the rest of the family. Leon was like family to Tommy, and Myself. We loved Leon he was a perfect gentleman to Tom and I. I will miss him, he was good people. Real cool in the game. Leon my friend may you rest in heaven, in Jesus arms, please tell my love Tommy, I said hello. God bless you in Jesus Name.

    Sincerely
    Patricia Pinson

  5. I can only imagine what your family is going through of the lost of Leon Wilson. My deepest sympathy to your family. Please fine comfort in the bible verse of Revelation 21:4, Which say “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. May Jehovah be with your family.

  6. Leon my friend we go way back . We lost a very respectful and good man in you I will miss you and our friendship for the rest of my life, til we meet again. Rest In Peace my Brother

  7. May the Lord give you all comfort, in this hour of bereavement. Thank you for sharing your loved with us. We’ve had a lot of good times. Leon was cooler than a fan. Sharp too! Were going to miss his face.
    Love y’all, Q.B,Levette, and LaShone

  8. My condolences to the family of Leon Wilson. Sending out prayers and thoughts to be with you during this time. The Lord needed Leon more than we did. Leon truly will be missed. I loved our friendship and the memories will always be in my heart.
    ” To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”

  9. It is with sadness that I say goodbye to a good person. Right now my mind goes back to our Smiley Jr High days, and you coming by to visit when I got off of work at the phone company.
    You were a very nice guy…
    My deepest condolences go out to the family.
    RIP Leon.

  10. To the Wilson Family:

    Carrie, Ann and Barbara and the host of relatives. Leon was a good man, and we will always remember his smile and his easy going nature, as he worked many years as a barber making us look good. We are saddened at your loss, and send our sincere condolences to you at this difficult time. Weeping may endure for a night, but we know there is JOY and STRENGTH coming to you and your family.

    Just know we love you all much, and God always has the right plan, at the right time! We know what it’s like to feel the pain of the loss of a loved one! Our prayers are with you!

    Lovingly Submitted,

    Pastor Eric & Carolyn Beechum & Family and
    The House of Joy Church Family
    3082 Leyden Street
    Denver, CO 80207
    303-337-4778

  11. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family.

    Leon was truly a beautiful soul. I have nothing but fond memories and kind words to say about Leon since meeting him in Junior High School. He will be missed by all that were fortunate enough to know him.

    Pauletta Troutman

  12. To the Family of Leon,

    My heart hurts for such a great lose. Our prayers go out to you during this time of such a great lose.

  13. My deepest condolences to the family. He cut my son’s hair and shaped my eyebrows for years. Always felt like family. He had a big heart.
    Angela Smith

  14. My condolences to the family. R.I.H Leon. We had been freind from the time I was only 14yrs old. I’ll never forget how he would come to my Mother’s house and cut my daddy hair. You were a good person to me and my family for many years, Thank you Leon R.I.P

  15. Family, so sorry to hear this , Leon was a Good friend of mines ; to the sisters which I know well and to the extended family, I pray that God comforts your every move in this time of Bereavement.

  16. Our condolences go out to the Wilson Family. Our prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow. We pray that things will get better soon as time goes on.

    Sincerely, The Stevens Family.

  17. Patricia (Patty) Johnson-Whisenton and Family
    Our condolences go out to the Wilson Family. Our prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow.

  18. Rest in peace, UNCLE LEON.

    The short amount of time I spent in your company was always a pleasure.

    TIL’ WE MEET AGAIN……..

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