James Gregory Wilson, Sr. was born to Joann “Candy” Wilson and Christopher Wright on March 22, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois. James was the oldest of seven siblings, Jerome S. Walker Jr., Jahari S. Walker, Jessica A. Walker, Joseph D. Walker, Robin C. Walker, and Charles Phillips. James developed a love for music at a very young age, but it wasn’t until March, 1979 when his mother met and married the man of her dreams Jerome S. Walker, Sr. who would later legally adopt James at the young age of four, he would begin to develop skills way beyond his years. James was just a goofy kid who never cried, loved to laugh, crack jokes, signify, dance, listen to music, and dress. James attended Donoghue Elementary of Chicago where he graduated head start before his time. James later attended Riis Park Elementary of Chicago where he continued to excel while looking forward to entering high school. James was met with a tragedy that would change his whole life before entering into high school. James was shot and paralyzed while visiting friends, this only motivated James upon entering Jesse Spalding High School for young adults with special gifts, talents and disabilities where he would meet a special friend, Shenika. James would go on to travel the world while utilizing his skills from a wheelchair representing the Amateur Olympic team. James would later be recognized and honored for his courage and heroic actions in saving his siblings from a 3rd floor burning building while strapped to his wheelchair. James would be recognized by the City of Chicago with his own float in the Bud Billiken Parade of Chicago. James was strong, motivated and determined not to let his handicap stop him from living, he was able to bring light into a dark room. He spoke his mind whether you wanted to hear it or not. James spoke truth to facts, he never sugar coated anything, it was always raw and uncut. Those preceding James in death, Mother and Father: Joann Walker and Jerome S. Walker, Sr., Christopher Wright, Grandmother and Grandfather, Judith A. Davis and Joseph Davis, Sr. and Uncle Robert C. Bonner, Jr. James leaves to cherish his precious memory, his 3 sons, James Wilson, Jr., Terrance “Woo” Turner, Jacqueaze D. Hunt, 1 daughter Breyunna A. Wilson, 1 aunt Sabrina (Jimmie) Carter, 1 uncle Joseph (Vikki) Davis, Jr., and a host of great aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, also 2 half sisters, Chiquita Wright and La Toya Wright. Funeral services will be held at Strouf Funeral Home, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 12:00 p.m., the family will receive guest on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 11:00 until the time of service. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Masks are required per entry.
To the wilson Family. Greg was like one of my sons. We had alot of great memories not just with greg but all of his brother’s & sisters .Greg was always making a way out of no way for alot of Family & strangers as well . I talked with Greg from time to time and he always told me , he’s doing ok..Greg you will be truly missed and loved by many…famliy stay strong & support each other as greg always did….Love you all .. Chico..aka frank rogers
To the Wilson Family, Greg loved his family DEEP. Greg had a smile that would light up the room. Please pray and be strong, remember all the encouraging words he left you with. God is the only one that can help us get through this. I Thank God you had a chance to get everything off your chest before you left us. Greg, I am going to really miss you. I Love You Fly High 💯❤️🌹🕊💋❤️
You are and will always be My Love And My Best Friend you live on in our hearts