Artis (Scotty) Wilson was born on March 8, 1942, in Leesburg, Mississippi to Olevie and Willie Wilson. In early life he accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and joined The Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Leesburg, Mississippi.
He attended Jim Hill High School where he received awards in playing baseball and football. At an early age he learned how to play the guitar, and later mastered many other instruments such as the keyboard, the bass guitar, and the drums. He mastered these instruments and later taught others how to play.
Artis married his first wife in June of 1962, and to that union Brenda Wilson was born. To this day they remain friends. On March 29, 1980, he was united in Holy matrimony to Annie Howard. They attended the same high school and were classmates. They were married for 33 glorious years.
Artis attended The Eubanks School of Music. He received accolades for achievements in the mastery of music theory and application. After graduating, Artis assisted in teaching a music class at Jackson State University. Artis was a man of many talents. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh baseball organization. He was an accomplished gardener, a crafty carpenter, a painter, an actor (S.A.G), and his most accomplished profession was a musician.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Willie and Olevie Wilson; one brother Frank Wilson; and three sisters Gladys McLin, Ola Mae Brownridge, and Vera Whitmore.
Artis leaves to mourn his loving wife Annie Wilson, his son Jimmy Reed, two daughters: Brenda Wilson and Angela; two sisters: Dora Lee and Annie Ruth; four brothers: R.B. (Patricia), Willie Lee, Jimmy T., and Raymond (Hazel); four grandchildren: LaShumbe and Jimmy A. Reed; Donnell Moore, Keenan Solomon and three great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, a daughter-in-law, nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
August 03, 2013 • 12:00PM
Chaplin Maxie James