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February 20, 1961 – May 21, 2023

Barry Alexander “Bobby” Wilson of 25101 Floyd Avenue, Petersburg, VA, was born on February 20, 1961, and departed this life to be with the Lord on Sunday, the 21st, May, 2023. He was the son of the late Frank and Mary Wilson. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Frank Wilson, Jr. and James Turbyn Wilson.

He leaves to cherish his fondest memories: his devoted daughter, Cierra L. Wilson (Mudiwa) and his devoted son, Trevor A. Wilson, and  mother of their children, Velma R. Hickey; two sisters, Hazel Wilson and Neather Harris; one brother, Timothy Brown (Denise); one brother-in-law, Aaron C. Chambers; two nephews, Kareem Wilson (Semone) and Randy Wilson (Nikita); one niece, Daikita Tucker (Dervin); three nephews, Lloyd and Chaz Martin, Russel Mitchell; two great nieces, Marquesha Walker and Emeri Wilson; one great nephew, Emanuell Wilson; two great-great nephews, DJ and Demarion Walker; lifelong friends (brother) Kenneth Holman (Karen) and Anthony Davis and devoted, Shamika James.

He attended  Petersburg Public Schools and graduated from Petersburg High School in 1979. After graduation, Barry joined the United States Marine Corps on November 6, 1979, where he served until November 5, 1983. He served as an Administrated Clerk Military Occupational Specialty 0151. Earning the rank of Corporal. After his active-duty service, he spent several years in the Marine Corps Reserve component.

His current employment was with Family Morale Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) at Fort Gregg-Adams (formerly known as Fort Lee). He worked in the federal government for 43 years; forty years was with FMWR where he rose to the position of FMWR Recreation Branch Manager. His job provided him with comfort, support, and camaraderie with his fellow co-workers. He loved his job in support of thousands of active-duty personnel as well as the retired community.

He was a devoted, loyal fan of Prince and Phyllis Hymen. Barry loved sports and played Semiā€“Pro Football with the Virginia Ravens for two years. His favorite football team was the Washington Redskins (now known as the Washington Commanders). His favorite car was the Corvette. He collected shoes, most which he never wore.

He attended Tabernacle Baptist Church where he was a faithful member up until the time of his illness and passing.

Services will be held 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 418 Halifax Street, Petersburg, VA, the Rev. Dr. Robert A. Diggs, Sr., Pastor, eulogist. The interment to follow at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery.

J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, watch the funeral services live online at