Caldonia Wilson

May 5, 1925 ~ July 3, 2022 (age 97)


Caldonia Coleman Wilson was born to the late parentage of the late John Bushaw Coleman and Carrie Coleman on May 5, 1925 in Birmingham, AL.

Caldonia Coleman was immersed in the Christian Community that would be her lifelong support from an early age.  She went to cosmetology school and became a beautician and was one of the first black shampoo girls and wig stylist in a white owned beauty salon, named Cut and Curl in Woodlawn, AL. She also was an elevator girl in the Tutwiler hotel and saw many celebrities, such as May West, Chuck Conners, and Raymond Burr to name a few. Mrs. Wilson also took up hobbies such as ceramics and once or twice tried to learn to drive. Also she loved taking her pictures and modeling.

Mrs. Wilson was blessed with a loving family, she married her first and only love, Mr. Johnnie O’Neal Wilson and raised five beautiful children with love, patience, discipline, and humility. She taught them more than what was expected from their teachers and society. Mrs. Wilson was an educator at heart. She was kind and soft spoken. She will be dearly missed be her loved ones.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her three daughters Debra Thomas, Thelma Wilson Spearman (Tommy) and Joyce Wilson Young, God sent daughter, Jackie Anderson.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Johnnie O’Neal Wilson and their two sons Tyron David Wilson and Coenelius Wilson, and Parents.

Left to cherish her memories, a host and grandchildren, great grandchildren, great, great grandchildren, and great, great, great grandchildren, niece and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends of whom she loved.


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July 11, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mullins Metropolitan Funeral Service
2345 Bush Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35208

Funeral Service
July 12, 2022

12:00 PM
More Than Conquerors Faith Church
1327 Dennison Ave SW
Birmingham, AL 35211

Interment following funeral service
July 12, 2022

George Washington Carver Memorial Gardens
1020 Minor Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35224

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