Willie Preston Wilson, affectionately known as “Slim” was born on November 9, 1955 to Willie Lee Wilson and Emma Calvester Williams Wilson in Birmingham, Alabama. Willie was educated in the Birmingham Public School System. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, postal worker and a painter. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour at an early age.Willie leaves to cherish his memories: two loving brothers, Meredith and Kerry Wilson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Willie was preceded in death by his mother, Emma Calvester Williams Wilson; and his sister, Lisa Kay Wilson.