Elgene Wilson

Elgene Johnson Wilson was born January 15, 1944, to her loving parents John and Emma B. Johnson of Flint, Michigan.

She graduated from Northern High School as Valedictorian of her class in 1962. Elgene was baptized at Canaan Baptist Church, but later started attending New Jerusalem Baptist Church. She was employed and later retired after 36 years as a supervisor for Delphi. Elgene also worked at IMB and Brick Motors.

Elgene was a strong woman of God who loved her husband Marzzellus Wilson unconditionally until she gained her wings.

She was the epitome of the phrase “Ride or Die” as she enjoyed taking care of all those close to her especially her nieces and nephews and she enjoyed spending time with family.

“Redd” as she was referred to by those who loved her, loved synchronized swimming, shopping, watching old westerns and cuddling with Al Capone (her dog).

Redd had a unique sense of fashion that was pristine and classy.

If you were privileged to be in Redd’s presence for any length of time you knew exactly what she was thinking or feeling as she openly expressed her thoughts invited or uninvited. She always spoke the truth and wherever she was there was certain to be love and laughter.

Redd loved hard and there is nothing that she wouldn’t do for a person in need. She will be greatly missed by all those who loved her. To honor her legacy the family requests that you give of yourself to others who are less fortunate.

She is proceeded in death by her loving Parents John and Emma B. Johnson; Sisters Catherine Luckado, Nadine Macintosh; Brothers Wilbert Johnson, John Johnson.
Elgene leaves to cherish her memories her loving Husband Marzzellus Wilson; Brothers Hubert Johnson, Jesse (Daisy) Johnson; Special Children in her life (The Twins) Brent, Breonna, Brea and Breayle Williams. Best Friends Katherine Overton and Phyllis Carroll. Special Columbus Friends Chris Johnson, Alfonson (Jacqueline) Burke, Sheila Freeman and Darlene Matthews. Along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephew and many friends.

Visitation 6:00pm and Funeral 7:00pm Thursday, January 3, 2018 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave

Condolence Messages

  1. So very sorry for your recent passing of Ms Elgene,my condolences to all.Jesus knew the pain and sorrow that death brings when his friend Lazarus died.

  2. Irish J. Richardson :

    To the Wilson family. My heart is with you and your family at this time of your loss. There is comfort in knowing God’s promises about the resurrection hope. (Acts 24:15) and (John 5:28,29) In the past God has resurrected humans and He is eager to do it again because He hates death. (Mark 5:41-43) I would like to discuss more with you about God’s promises. Feel free to contact me at (614) 870-2979.

  3. We want to share our condolences to the family.
    It’s never easy saying goodbye to a love one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our creator promises us that one day this pain will be a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3&4 we hope you find comfort in these promises.
    With caring thoughts.

  4. I offer my deepest Condolence to the Family of my Special Friend : Mrs .Elgene Wilson:
    Your smiling Face, Good strong words of encouragement or advise whatever one was need at the time will continue to guide me The rest of my life .Thank you for being my Friend.

  5. The Diva Den Family :

    To the Wilson Family;
    our condolences and prayers are offered, may God provide comfort and peace at this this time.God Bless and keep you all.

  6. Beverly Simpson :

    My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Marzzellus and the entire bereaved family of my friend Elgene. We’ve shared lots of life experiences, laughter and joy. She was “Redd” and I am “Red”. Truly we shared a special friendship, even neighbors in our more mature years. Rest on Elgene, “for God took you in his loving arms, He saw you needed rest, His garden must be beautiful, for He only takes the best”. Marzzellus, cherish, visit and share often the precious memory of Elgene. I love you, Beverly Simpson

  7. Laurice (Niecy) Bryant :

    My condolences to you Marzzellus and the Luckadoo family, my big sister your ride or die received her wings of rest, to God be the Glory

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