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Jeff Wilson

July 23, 1935 — September 14, 2021

Jefferson (Jeff) Montgomery Davis Wilson, Jr., 86, departed this world on September 14, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mildred Minnette Meeks Wilson.

Born on July 23, 1935 in Forsyth, Georgia, Jeff never left his hometown that he loved dearly. He was retired from 20-plus years with the Monroe County Road Department, but prior to his time with Monroe County, he spent most of his working life as a textile mechanic for Trio Manufacturing, Inc. and had to retire from the industry after the company went out of business. At one time, he traveled and provided textile repair services to a host of textile mills in the Southeast.

In his retirement, Jeff continued to enjoy his love of working in the yard and gardening, spending time with his wife and family, both his neighbors who he loved, his dogs, Precious and Angel, and his church family. He was a long-time member of United Pentecostal Church in Thomaston, Georgia, and loved gospel music.

Jeff is survived by his daughter, Wendy Wilson Howell, of Leesburg, Georgia, and his granddaughter, Elizabeth Olivia Howell, of Atlanta, Georgia, and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as so many dear friends and neighbors. The youngest of 10 children, he was the son of the late Jefferson Montgomery Davis Wilson, Sr. and Jossie Baggerly Wilson of Forsyth, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Agnes Wilson, Joseph William Wilson, Ruby Wilson, Inez Wilson, Roy Woodrow Wilson, Albert Wilson, Marvin A. “Bill” Wilson, Franklin Wilson, Eugene Wilson, and Calvin Wilson.

Graveside services are scheduled to be held on Friday, September 17, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Forsyth City Cemetery, with Pastor Edward (Eddie) Grier and Pastor James King of Thomaston, officiating. The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at Monroe County Memorial Chapel.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Save A Pet, Post Office Box 933, Forsyth, GA 31029 or to donor’s favorite charity.

Family requests that all attendees wear a face mask and plan to social distance at both the service and visitation for safety purposes.

Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.



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Service Schedule

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Friday, September 17, 2021

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Monroe County Memorial Chapel

86 W Main St, Forsyth, GA 31029

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Graveside Service

Friday, September 17, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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