Alonzo Lacy Wilson (EVANS, Ga.)

EVANS, Ga. - Went to be with his Lord, Sunday, December 14, 2008, at his residence, 1SG (Ret) Alonzo Lacy Wilson, 61, husband of Royce Ann Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a native of Pontiac, MI and had resided the past 7 years in Evans. He was a graduate of Waterford High School class of 1966 and attended Bible College in Arlington, TX. Mr. Wilson was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and retired after 20 years. He was a recipient of the Valor of Victor award, a Bronze Star for Valor; decorated over 30 times; received the Meritorious Service medal, expert marksman and expert driver. Mr. Wilson was a soul winner who loved his country very, very much and loved God more. He was a youth minister at Faith Baptist Church in Waterford, MI and is a member of Grace Baptist Church of Evans, GA. He stated "God first, family second, I am third." Family members in addition to his wife include daughter and son-in-law: Kristi Ann Wilson- Ballard and James of Tampa, FL; son: Kyle Lacy Wilson of Mesa, AZ; stepdaughter: Tina Michelle Catalano of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren: Austin James Barckholtz, Tressa Lynn McDonalds, Emily Jean Cederburge; brothers and sister-in-law: Steven and Cathy Wilson, David Wilson and sister: Brenda Joyce Wilson-Courter. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents: William Allen Wilson and Nora Aileen Hammitt Wilson and a brother: William Allen Wilson, Jr. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 19, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. at Grace Baptist Church, Hardy-McManus Rd., Evans, with Rev. Bill Hilly and Rev. James H. Ritchey officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Johnson, Paul Dineen, Dan Stroig, Coy Bulluck, Bob Wilson, Rev. James Ritchey and Kyle Howell. Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Gardens with full Military Honors. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 4945 Hardy McManus R., Evans, GA 30809. The family will receive friends Thursday, December 18, 2008, 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.

The Augusta Chronicle-December 17, 2008