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WAKE Friday, August 11, 2017
6:00 - 7:00 P.M.
VISITATION Friday, August 11, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, August 12, 2017
11:00 A.M.
Mount Olive A.M.E. Church
1902 West LaSalle Street


Garden of Memories
4207 North Lake Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610

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08/10/2017 10:25 PM



Mr. Steven B. Wilson, AKA ”Bucky”, of Tampa passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 12 at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Olive A. M. E. Church, 1902 LaSalle Street. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. 

Mr. Steven Bryan Wilson, was the fourth of six children born to Joseph N. Wilson and Elizabeth Bryan Wilson born in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. He received his early education at Laing School in Mt. Pleasant, SC. While there, he excelled in athletics and played both basketball and baseball. 

Upon graduating in May 1951, he enlisted in the United States Air Force for 21 years and retired in 1972 as a Technical Sergeant.  During that time, Steven was joined in holy matrimony to the late Willa Mae Bryce in November 1952.  

He was preceded in death by: his parents; sisters, Augustine and Althea; brother, Joseph Jr.; wife, Willa Mae Bryce; and two children, Mildred Alethea and Cassie Mae.

He furthered his education  at Hillsborough Community College and upon graduation, he worked over 20 years there as an Air Conditioning and Heating Technician. 

Mr. Wilson  converted at an early age at Friendship AME Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC under the pastorate of the late Rev. W. T. Murray.  In 1972, he joined Mt. Olive AME Church in Tampa under the leadership of the late Rev. Milton Rutledge where he served faithfully in many ministries. 

He was a dedicated member of Landmark Lodge #93, Sunshine City Consistory #147, and Harrah Temple #23, all in Tampa, FL. 

Steven leaves to cherish and honor his memory: 3 devoted and loving sons, Steven Bryan Jr., Milton Leon, and Leandro C. (Joanne) of Seattle, WA; grandchildren, Bryan L. (Tiffany), Imani, Bruce, Christian and Amanda; great-grandchildren, Bryan, Jr., Bryce, and Brylen; his sister, Sadie White, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and brother, Samuel L. Wilson of Atlanta, GA, along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind his special friend, Mattie Lampkin. 

The remains will repose after 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 11 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue and the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Chapel.

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