Reginald Donnell Wilson was born to the late Henry and Marie Wilson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 30, 1957. Reginald (aka) Reggie received his formal education in the Philadelphia Public School District where he graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in 1975.
Reggie enlisted and received an honorable discharged from the United States Marine Corp in 1977.
Reggie began his employment with Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits, working in various State Stores in the Philadelphia area. He also worked as a driver for the Greyhound Bus Company. Eventually, Reggie relocated to Pittsburgh, PA where he was employed in a variety of nursing home facilities as a Caregiver.
Reggie loved being with his family, especially during summer breaks and holidays. Having a love for food he often bragged about his macaroni and cheese and cabbage. He loved to dance and listen to music. During one of the Richard Allen’s Talent Contest, Reggie and his friends entered and won first place for performing a rendition of Knock-on Wood by Eddie Floyd. Reggie also had a fine sense of fashion, often recalling times when the family would go shopping on Marshall Street in North Philly.
Reggie loved his children. He always kept in contact and encouraged them to be the best they could be. Reggie was very proud to become a grandfather. He would talk about his granddaughter to anyone he encountered.
Reggie was proceeded in death by his siblings Barbara Ann Wilson Lockett of Pittsburgh, PA and Julius Allen Wilson of Philadelphia, PA.
Reggie leaves to cherish precious memories: son, Rasheed Wilson; daughter, Rashanda Poole Wilson; granddaughter, Tawanda Rivera Wilson; a dear and special friend, Renee Poole all of Camden, N.J; sister, Betty (Tyrone) of Philadelphia, PA; uncles, James Ervin Hudson and Ronald Womble of Pittsburgh, PA; aunt, Frances Hackett of Philadelphia, PA; nieces, Karisha Jones and Camille Wilson of Philadelphia, PA, and Marie Wilson of Atlanta, GA; nephew, Abdullah Coffee of Pittsburgh, PA; and a host of cousins and friends.