Deacon Wilbur Elder Jr.

Fri, 07/10/2009 - 8:20am
By: The Citizen

Deacon Wilbur Elder Jr., Newnan, died June 19, 2009. He was born Dec. 4, 1936 in Coweta County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Cozzie Mae Tolbert Elder Sr., a brother, Asberry Elder, and his wife, Virginia Elder. He was employed by the Atlanta Gas Light Company with over 40 years of service. He was ordained as a Deacon in 1999 . He sang with many groups throughout the south and was the Master of Ceremonies for many groups. He was made Favorite Gospel "D. J." on radio station WCOH.

Services were at the Roscoe Jenkins chapel with the Rev. J. T. Coleman officiating. Interment was at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery. Survivors include sisters, Emma Elder, and Mary and Willie Collins, all of Stone Mountain, Lavonia Bennett, Newnan, and Annie Walden, Decatur; a brother, John and Ruby Elder, Atlanta; and an uncle, John Elder, Youngstown, Ohio. Memorial donations may be given to the American Cancer Society. Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

login to post comments