Gillis Wilson Sr.

Gillis Wilson Sr., 86, a native and resident of Patterson, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City.
Survivors include his wife, Algertha Francis Wilson of Patterson; three sons, Willie Wilson and Gillis Wilson Jr., both of Patterson and Deserie Wilson of Houma; six daughters, Betty Wilson Preston of Breaux Bridge, Patricia Bergeron of Humble, Texas, Sharon Johnson of Laplace, Deborah Stevenson of Baldwin, Andrea Hilliard of Destrehan and Sandra Jackson of Patterson; one brother, Paul Wilson Sr. of Morgan City; 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Visitation will be observed at Good Hope Baptist Church in Patterson Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial rites will be read at the church Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Pastor Patrick Jones Sr. officiating.
Burial will follow in the Shields Memorial Cemetery of Patterson.
Otis Mortuary Inc. of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

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