Nov. 21, 1937 – Oct. 16, 2022
Deacon Charlie Hilson, Jr. Graveside Service was held Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, from Sweet Home A. M. E. Zion Cemetery at 12 p.m. Rev. Dr. Mark Hawkins officiated and Hudson Funeral Service directed.
Deacon Charlie Hilson Jr., known to many as “Buck” and a pioneer of the Forest Home Community, was born on Nov. 21, 1937 to the late Charlie Hilson Sr. and Martha Grace Hilson.
He confessed Christ at an early age and joined the Ridgeville Baptist Church where he served faithfully and sang in the church choir. Later he joined the Jerusalem Baptist church and Herbert Temple Holiness church; he was faithful to both churches until the building became unstable, and his health began to fail him.
He was married to the late Mrs. Clara Hilson and to this union two children was born, Mary and James Hilson.
He was an extremely good truck driver. He worked for Joe Arnold Logging for over 40 years as a licensed log truck driver.
He took pride in being a Mason, a father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend, and buddy to many people.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife; his son James; his kid’s mothers, Willie C. Moorer, Louise Demings, and Deloise Scott; Pastors, Elder Hattie Suggs and Elder George Hardy.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories children and grandchildren: Mary (Hanna) Brown of Greenville; Mary’s children, Eric (Tyronda) Hilson and Kikoman (James) Wiley both of Greenville; Donna M. Ceaser (Teryl Myles) Dutch Bend; her daughter, Tiffany M. (Roy) Brooks of Honoraville; Russell Demings of Greenville; Kimberly Scott of Braggs; her children, DeAvonce and Demarrio Scott both of Braggs; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Diana (Willie) Payton of Forest Home; god daughter and friend, Linda and Annie Thomas of Selma; close friends of Charlie Hilson, Jr.: Harold McKee of Georgiana, Harold Carter of Braggs Hill, Jonathan Sanders of Dutch Bend, and Virginia McPherson, Mia Moorer, Ruby Coleman, all of Selma; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.