Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Wilbert “Mr. Chill” Wilson

Continuing the Spirit of Giving and Serving Others

Edwin Buggage Editor-in-Chief

It has been one year since the untimely death of a beloved member of the community, Wilbert “Mr. Chill” Wilson, who died in 2019 after battling Pancreatic Cancer.

Wilson was best known in the City as an entrepreneur and was celebrated following Hurricane Katrina for cutting the hair of National Guardsmen at the corner of Claiborne and Napoleon Avenues after his shop was destroyed in the storm. In addition he became a champion of many causes especially those involving young people and those in need.

Family, friends and supporters gathered and released balloons in his honor and spoke of how they are dedicated to continuing his legacy.
In the spirit of his life, one that was dedicated to giving back the group is raising funds in honor of Wilbert’s life to benefit local children who are in desperate need of financial assistance.

“Wilbert showed us all that anyone can serve to help others and that is what his life symbolized,” says his widow, Joyce Wilson.
For those interested in helping this worthy cause contact: Craig Stewart at 504-650-6832

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