Charles D. Wilson
Dec 31, 1990 – Jun 28, 2012
Charles Dwaine Wilson, 21, of Bumpass died suddenly Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.Charlie was born in Louisa on December 31, 1990 a beloved son of Blair and Barbara Wilson of Mineral, who survive him.He is also survived by his sister, Katie Wilson of Henrico; his fiancée, Brittany Bateman of Bumpass; his grandparents, Hugh and Elleanor Wilson of Kilmarnock; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his fire and EMS family.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, French and Sylvia West.Charlie was a professional firefighter and EMT for Louisa County, beginning his firefighting career as a part-time firefighter/EMT in 2009 and was hired full-time in August 2010. He was stationed at the Louisa Fire Company. He graduated from Louisa County High School in 2009 and attended J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. He was a member of the Mineral Volunteer Fire Department, Louisa Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Crozier Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of Mineral United Methodist Church where he served as an acolyte, member of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, and youth group. Charlie was a member of Louisa Boy Scout Troop 3, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout in 2008 and also served as assistant Scout Master for Mineral Boy Scout Troop 183. He was recognized by the Volunteers of Louisa as the Youth Volunteer of the Year in 2008 and received Above and Beyond recognition from the Louisa Ambulance Authority.The family will receive friends at the Mineral Baptist Church Family Life Center, 51 Louisa Avenue, Mineral, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 1. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 2 at 2 p.m. at Mineral Baptist Church Family Life Center with interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Mineral.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Mineral Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 274, Mineral, VA 23117.
Brittany and Wilson Family,When we think of Charlie, we will always see his smiling face and his good nature. He was indeed a special person. May God comfort and hold you close during this most difficult time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.Bonnie Williams Stamm & family
I can see Charlie and Derek walking on the stage in the first Mr. Mineral Flame contest. Charlie won and Blair and I were having a great time watching them. Charlie was such a good boy. I wish there was a way to heal your heartbreak. I wish for ya`ll to find a way in this world without him. I am so, so sorry.
Barbara,Blair,Katie&BrittyNo second thoughts Charlie grew up a fine young man,I never saw him without that sweet smile,and given timehe could tell you a funny tale and most of that would beon his dad.Charlies family and EMS& Fire was his world.Blair&Barbara,I was told yust a short time ago that Iwould cry the frist year and then I would laugh aboutthe memories,slowly it is coming and I pray this foryou both,love you all just trust in the Lord to get youthru this.Becky Grant
Blair, Barb and Katie,My thoughts and prayers are with you during the difficult days ahead. I spoke to Bonnie yesterday. We`re coming down to see you soon. Please know you`re being prayed for daily by many who love and adore your family.
Blair,Barbara,Katie and all who loved charlie,Our prayers go out to each of you. We will all miss him but,the smile that Charlie carried is something that no one can take away from you all and his EMS family. As you all now GOD with take care of you now and the comin days. We will be here for all of you if needed! Katie please call on us!!
Charlie will be deeply missed as my mentor and friend.
Blair, Barbara and Katie: We haven`t seen any of you in such a long time but that doesn`t take away the memories we have from those days. One particular story came to mind:Justin and Charlie, around age 9, standing in my living room telling me they would always be together and be friends. In fact, as soon as they grown up” they will have a house together. I told them they would have to finish school and get a good job so they could do that. Charlie`s response: “o we don`t have to work we can just use my mom`s credit cards to buy things.” I just laughed. Makes me smile even now thinking of those two boys standing there telling me of their future. Although we move back to PA and spoiled their plans the memories of those key moments live on.Blessings and Prayers for healing for your family. You raised a fine son who brought joy to so many in his short life be proud of that and let your memories carry you until you meet again.Love and Blessings Lori Justin and Jeffrey”
Keeping your family close in our family`s thoughts and prayers. Love and God Bless you all today and in the days ahead Blair, Barbara, Katie and Brittany. The Banning Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
I had EMT class with Charlie, he always had a joke and a smile. praying for your family.
Barbara, Blair, Katie and Brittany…..What to say…WE do not know…except we loved Charlie like a son and WILL never forget him and his infectious smile, his respect for everyone and his BIG OLE Bear Hugs!! I will never forget us putting him in the Spotsy VFD little boys Beauty Pageant….he thought we WERE crazy…but was on “cloud Nine” when he won and especially riding that convertible in the parade!! OH…SO many memories and stories of a young man truly loved and GONE way TOO soon!! We LOVE you all…try and let your memories sustain you and If you need ANYTHING..You know where we are…LOVE YOU!!”
Our deepest sympathy to you all. I cannot comprehend the loss you must feel, and can only thank you for the privilege of having this amazing human share his time with us on Earth. I pray for peace and strength for you all. Jessica SzemanNelson County Education Association
There are no words to help right now. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Remember to take care of yourself through this time. Nancy A.