Wilson Justin, Jr. (“Billy”) was born on September 4th, 1940 to (the late) Wilson Justin, Sr. and Edna Mae Forrest Collins in the Republic of Panama. He was the second of five children. Billy spent the first twenty-nine years of his life in Panama where he received his education. His favorite sport was baseball from which he obtained several trophies.
Billy worked at the Johnny B. Lounge at an early age, and during his lifetime in Panama, he had six children – five of whom were from his (then) wife Linda. He migrated to the United States in 1969 for a better and brighter future for his children.
Billy worked at Waldbaum’s for thirty-two years, and was known at his workplace as “Paizon” which means very friendly person. He enjoyed nineteen years of retirement.
Billy was blessed with his current wife of forty-four years, Norma Justin, and together they have a son. Billy was kind-hearted, fun to be with, loving and a generous man. He enjoyed going to the park, playing Dominos and Cards. His signature was his French Beret which he wore proudly. His favorite food was Cow Foot Soup.
Billy’s favorite quote was “Wa them se you do” and he would reply back and say “Wa them se I don’t do”. Billy accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of his life. One of his comments was “Borron y cuenta nueva en cristo” (II Corinthians 5:17). It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.
On Saturday, June 12, 2021, Wilson Justin, Jr. went home to be with the Lord. He was preceded in death by his sister Barbara and his brother Charles. He is survived by his sister Gina and brother Larry; his children: Wilson (“Alonso”) and daughter-in-law Lorena Adela, Celia and son-in-law Armando, Ivonne, Mario, Diomaris and Marlon; grandchildren: Noel, Dwayne, April, Nicole, Azriena, Jhalen, Lorena and Gabriela; step-grandchildren: Yaramis, Yamaris and Ricardo; his sisters-in-law: Evelyn and Delita (Norbert); brother-in-law Antonio; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends; but most importantly, those who rallied to his side during his illness, especially his wife Norma Justin.
We thank God for the time Wilson shared with us, for the memories we have, and for the tremendous blessing his life has been to so many.
We love you Billy! Until we meet again . . .