WORTON — Vernell Lamont “Bird” Wilson of Worton died Friday, May 31, 2019, at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. He was 59.

Vernell “Bird” Wilson was born Feb. 10, 1960, in Grasonville, the son of Charles Evans and the late Julia Anne Wilson. Bird was a 1978 graduate of Queen Anne’s County High School. He then attended Lincoln Tech on the western shore for two years. He worked as a body and fender man most of his life. He was a perfectionist at what he did and his work showed that. Everyone wanted him to do body work and paint their car, truck or motorcycle because he was the best. Bird enjoyed country living, slow and easy, just like him, which is why he loved living on the Eastern Shore. He was a loving husband and best friend to his wife Christi of 35 years. Bird enjoyed the Pittsburg Steelers and NASCAR. He loved being in the yard and cooking on the grill. Most of all he loved his grandchildren. His eyes would light up with joy every time they were around. He always had time, strength and love for them. Bird was a kind gentle-hearted quiet man whom everyone loved. He will truly be missed by all.

In addition to his mother Julia Anne Wilson, he was preceded in death by one brother, Oliver Wilson.

Vernell “Bird” Wilson leaves behind a wife of 35 years, Christi Wilson of Worton; four sons, Marcus L. Wilson (Sarah) of Wilmington, Del., Eric L. Wilson of Worton, Brandon L. Wilson (Jessica) of Chestertown and Kyle L. Wilson of Baltimore; his father Charles Evans of Grasonville; one sister, Karen D. Wilson of Easton; mother-in-law Joanne Clothier of Chestertown; one niece, Nikita Wongus of Easton; three grandchildren, Zemirah Wilson of Wilmington, Elija Wilson of Chestertown and Amita Wilson of Wilmington; and three great nephews, Damien Williams, Derrick Williams and Legend Wongus, all of Easton.

A visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be sent to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.fhnfuneralhome.com.

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