Dwight Thompson Wilson
(Age 85) of Silver Spring, Maryland, died Friday, February 2, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.
He courageously endured the effects of Parkinson's disease and Myasthenia Gravis for 13 years. Dwight was born in Marion, Indiana on October 31, 1932 the seventh of nine children, to the late Faustin and Helen Thompson Wilson. His marriage to Norma Smith Wilson for almost 52 years produced two daughters, Michele Renee Wilson (d. 1983) and Jennifer Lynn Wilson.
Family life brought Dwight immense joy and pride. Being a loving husband and doting father were his most esteemed accomplishments. He earned degrees from Taylor, Howard and Johns Hopkins Universities. His career included jobs with the Rhode Island Urban League; President Johnson's War on Poverty; National Urban League; U.S. Department of State (USAID)/Africa Bureau, Washington, DC, which included travel to 33 countries. Dwight's interests included politics, music (especially jazz), religion, history, traveling, sports and current events. His calm and serene personality became energized when engaged in conversation about politics and international relations. He was a loving, giving, hard-working man who emphasized the importance of God, family, education and community in all his life's works. Dwight touched, inspired and encouraged many lives. In spite of having to manage the diseases that engulfed him, he was blessed with a rich and full life and will be sorely missed.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Norma; daughter, Jennifer; two sisters, Priscilla Warrick of Rockville, MD and Faustine King (Ralph) of Indianapolis, IN; one brother, Robert Wilson of Detroit, MI and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michele Renee Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund.
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