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Seawell Carlton Wilson

July 8, 1921 ~ August 16, 2018 (age 97)
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Mr. Seawell C. Wilson was called home to be with his Savior, on Thursday August 16, 2018, following several years of declining health.  Seawell was born August 8, 1921 to the late Rachel Wilson and Henry Pinnix.

Seawell was educated in the Alamance School System, attending Hall Elementary School, Jordan Sellars High School class of 1940, and A&T State University class of 1952.  Seawell served in the Army of the United States from August 20, 1942 to January 17, 1946.

Seawell joined Clover Garden African Methodist Episcopal Church at an early age, serving faithfully in various capacities.  Some of which included, Steward Emeritus, Lay Organization, Senior Choir President, Male Chorus and Friends President and Usher.  He was the founder of the well-known play, “The Glory Train” throughout the community.

Seawell retired from Western Electric, after which he began community outreach and was entrepreneur of Wilson’s Barber Shop.  He was also instrumental in securing housing, employment and health services for many.  He also worked with the Burlington Senior Agency as a work coordinator.   

Fraternally, Grand Inspector General Seawell C. Wilson, 33°had an extensive masonic resume. He was dedicated member of the Prince Hall Family serving faithfully to: Augustus Lodge #642-Past Worshipful Master, James T. Diggs Consistory #308-Past Commander-In-Chief, James A. Florence AEAONMS of North and South America El Jebel Temple #97-Past Potentate, Alamance Chapter Order of the Eastern Star #444-Past Worthy Patron and the Johnny Vincent Council Knight of Pythagoras. 

He leaves in God's care: his son, Dwight Wilson, Sr. (Etta); 3 grandchildren: Etlouisea Gabriel (Reggie), William Wilson and Dwight Wilson, Jr. (Leah); 3 great-grandchildren: Daron Wilson, Avrilyn Gabriel and DeAshton C. Wilson; a special cousin/sister: Cathine Crutcher and John D. Allen, who was like a son and many nieces, nephews and friends. 

He now joins his loving wife Mattie True Holt Wilson.  

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