Alpha Dean Wilson

Published 2:51 pm Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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Alpha Dean Wilson passed away peacefully from this life on Oct. 24, 2019, after a gradual decline in health. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during her last hours.

Alpha Dean was born April 7, 1951, to the union of the late Russell and Ethel Harvey Wilson in Franklinton. At an early age she received a formal education at Washington Parish High. After graduating, she attended computer school in New Orleans.

Alpha Dean is survived by three children, Erskine (Jackie) Wilson, Denise Wilson, and Nicole (O’Neal) Warren; two step-daughters, Bridgette (Earl) Higgenbotham and Carolyn K. Warren; one sister, Sherrie Hewitt; 12 grandchildren, La’Ke Cotton, Knoski Wilson, Chelsea Wilson, Jadwynn Warren, Kendal Martin, KeAndre Martin, Ms.TaRyn Anders, Sikoya Jackson, Jaden Wilson, Caymen Wilson, Earl Higgenbotham, and Brittney Higgenbotham; one great-grandchild, Elijah “E.J.” Barnes; two godchildren, Benyetta Magee and Keyosha Ladner; special children, Dr. Keisha Harvey, Vanessa Anders, LaQuana Warren, Mechelle and Patsy Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and other children she called her own, to cherish her memories.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Ethel Harvey Wilson; three brothers, Russell Jr., Terrie, and Arnold Wilson; four sisters, Victoria Butler, Elaine Dove, Etta Brumfield, and Clara Wilson; two grandsons, Jalen and O’Neal Warren Jr.; one nephew, James Wilson; two nieces, Evalda Lackings and Mary Dove; and one great-nephew, Nyger Magee.

Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Sweet Home Church in Franklinton. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m. Elder Kevin Golden, pastor, will be officiating.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at