Ja Wilson Obituary, Death – James “Ja” Wilson, 56, transitioned and left this world on Monday, November 6, 2023. Growing up in Boonville, Indiana, Ja was a gifted athlete, particularly on the football field. He began his teaching career at South Spencer Middle/High School, where he shared his love of the game with his students. He spent twenty-five years as a teacher in four different school systems.
Apart from his expertise in teaching, he was a superintendent, associate principal, coach, and instructor. Ja’s love for the pupils he was entrusted to teach was the foundation of his work. He always considered “his” children when making judgments. More than his students, his family was the object of his devotion. Ja and Carmen had been wed for twenty-nine years. On the Saturday following their first date, Carmen had her senior prom. You have probably heard everything there is to know about Lindsey and Aimee, their two kids if you have ever met him.
He was ecstatic! Ja was massive in stature, but her heart was even bigger. He was cunning, compassionate, and uncompromising when he felt he was in the right. One of his greatest joys was making his girls laugh. Fishing was his favorite pastime, so before his kids could read he got them a spinning reel instruction, had them “lipping” bass like little pros, and purchased them a kit of bait.
Ja leaves behind his wife Carmen, his kids Lindsey and Aimee, his brother-in-law, and his sister Angie Pemberton. David Jones, his father-in-law, and Mindi Jones George, and Gayle Thorpe are brothers and sisters-in-law. A niece Cori Fortune, Ryan, Dana Fisher, and Kylie; uncles Christopher (Paige), Kyle (Rachel), Moi, and Cassidy; and Kylie, Jaden, Averly, Molly, Samantha, and Ramona.
Ja’s cousin Charlie Fortune and father Jimmy Ray Wilson both died before him. There will be a celebration of Ja’s life on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at Baker Chapel U.M.C., 3495 E. State Route 62, Boonville, IN 47601. Usually between 2:00 and 4:00 pm, we talk about Ja and exchange memories. At 4:00 p.m., there will be a memorial ceremony honoring his life and contributions. Flowers can be substituted with donations to any of the following charitable organizations. Santa Clothes Club. Make a donation to Santa Clothes Club, Inc. The Southwest Indiana Coalition Against Suicide. PO Box 354 Evansville, IN 47703.