Joshua Keith Wilson

October 28, 1986 ~ March 1, 2020 (age 33)


Joshua Keith Wilson of Wilmington, NC formerly of Sanford and Statesville, died Sunday, March 1, 2020 at his home in Wilmington.

He was born in Lee County, NC on October 28, 1986 and graduated from Lee County Senior High School, Class of 2005.  He graduated from Mitchell Community College with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. Josh was the top salesman for Ashley Furniture Company but most importantly he will be remembered for his compassion, tender heart and unconditional love given at the Launch Pad Recovery Center in Wilmington.  For over five years Josh mentored and inspired others in their recovery journey.  The impact he made will be felt for years to come.

Josh is survived by his mother Wendy Wilson Layne and husband Bill of Statesville; father Michael Anthony Berryman and wife Sonya of Sanford; brothers Cameron & Bryson Layne of Statesville; Gaige & Remington Berryman of Sanford and John Stephen Wilson of Sanford; maternal grandparents John A. Wilson and wife Claudia Treadaway Wilson the late Debbie Oldham Wilson and paternal grandparents Ike Berryman and the late Sandra Berryman.

A celebration of life service will be held Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Drive, Sanford, NC 27330 with Pastor Brian Burgess officiating.  Another celebration of life service will be held Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at RRC New Life Launch Pad, 5001 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to New Life Launch Pad which will fund a future scholarship in Josh’s memory.

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Celebration of Life
March 5, 2020

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Sanford
202 Summit Drive
Sanford, NC 27330

Celebration of Life
March 15, 2020

2:00 PM
New Life Launch Pad Recovery
5001 Wrightsville Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28403

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