Mose Wilson

Obituary of Mose Edward Wilson


Mose Edward Wilson – A devout Christian, beloved family matriarch, Harlem community activist and 70+ years resident, African American historian, artist, herbalist, Salem Baptist Church member, SEIU Local 32B-32J member, and an active participant at the Jackie Robinson Senior Center passed away at the age of 96 on Sunday, December 18th (2022) at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland. 


A Celebration of Life tribute is being planned in the Spring (2023) in New York City (Harlem).  Her remains will be interred thereafter in Washington, North Carolina near the little town of Bethel (NC) where she was born December 25, 1925 – Christmas Day, to Mose and Alige (Little) Morton (“Moten”).


Mose Wilson was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband (James Herman Wilson), sister (Hilda Mae Flowers), and sister (Cynthia Juanita Best).  She is survived by her three devoted daughters Ardella Wilson (Bronx, NY), Jean Wilson Bennett Moore (Gregory T. Moore) (Upper Marlboro, MD), Ruby Wilson (Clinton, NC); four loving grandchildren, Ashley Wilson (Washington, NC), Whitney Wilson (Goldsboro, NC), Talibah Aquil (Harrisonburg, VA), Janel Wilson (Upper Marlboro, MD); and 12 beautiful and precious great-grandchildren.


Condolences for the family may be sent to  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity that was near and dear to Mose Wilson’s heart: The Southern Poverty Law Center (Southern Poverty Law Center ( a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people.

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