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Delvon K. Wilson
June 21, 1972 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 51) 51 Years Old
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Born June 21, 1972, in Seattle, WA, Delvon Kenyatta Wilson was the first born to parents Christopher Wilson and Bonnie Edwards-Wilson, and brother to sisters Iman Finley and ShaVon Walworth. Delvon was raised to be a confident, young black man. Guided by his parents to be rooted in faith, a leader in his own right, and prepared for his journey in life. He had a great relationship with both of his sisters, Iman Finley and ShaVon Walworth. Delvon was a great big brother to his sisters. He was a great listener and supportive brother, and always gave loving sound counsel.
Through his journey in life, Delvon was a wise and Godly child, and was very focused and committed to his faith. He lived his life principled, disciplined, and was strongly rooted in his faith in God. Delvon’s faithful journey began at Holgate St. Church of Christ when he was 10 years old and by the age of 15. Delvon was a member of the Nation of Islam, under the direction of Minister Louis Farrakahn, who inspired him to become a Muslim. He believed that without the Muslim faith there would be no Christianity as they go hand in hand. He would always say the Quran is the guardian of the Bible.
Delvon attended St. Joseph School, a private Elementary and Middle School in Seattle WA. During his time there, he was a great student, athlete and was involved in additional extra-curricular activities. He played soccer, ran track, and played Jesus in the Passion of the Christ school play.
During his teenage years, Delvon always demonstrated respect and kindness to all. He continued his commitment to academic and athletic excellence at Garfield High School. While just a freshman, Delvon broke the 300-meter hurdles state record, and his record still currently stands. Delvon was also student body President for his graduating class. He wrote articles for the Garfield Bark (the student newspaper), that focused on the accomplishments of Black leaders and Black people. Delvon participated in the debate team and was also a great orator as he spoke at many school assemblies. He also spoke at the Links Chapter, which sponsors scholarships for Black students.
After graduating from Garfield High School in 1990, Delvon continued his education on both an academic and athletic scholarship at Clemson University. He excelled both in the classroom and on the track field during his 4-year reign. Delvon graduated from Clemson in 1994 with honors, earning a degree in history and a minor in political science. Upon graduation, Delvon returned to Seattle and in 1995, and became the Campaign Manager for Dawn Mason, who ran for Washington State Representative District 37, and won. With Delvon as her Campaign Manager, Dawn Mason was elected as the Washington State Representative for the 37th District. And for the last 18 years, Delvon worked as a Bioinformatics Specialist, at Providence Swedish Hospital.
While attending Clemson University, Delvon also met his wife, Lisa. Their relationship remained strong during and after college and they soon wed after college. They have 3 beautiful boys, Diallo, Zuberi, and Kwalik, and they share 26 years of marriage. His Wife and sons are a blessing, and his family gave him immense joy. All three of Delvon’s sons are academic scholars. All three are part of cohorts with the high achieving academic program, The Rainier Scholars. All of Delvon’s sons graduated from and one is currently attending Garfield High School. Delvon and Lisa put both older sons, Diallo, and Zuberi, through college simultaneously. They graduated just 1 year apart from each other. Diallo graduated with a BS Degree in Engineering from the University of Washington and Zuberi graduated with a BS Degree in Engineering from Seattle University. Their youngest, Kwalik, will continue the tradition of an Engineering path once he graduates from Garfield in 2026.
Delvon loved spending time with his family, parents, siblings, grandparents, aunties, uncles, and cousins. Whether it was just sharing scriptures, testimonies of faith, spiritual advice, educational support, or just simply watching sports. He was always there for his family and his family was always there for him.
Delvon was preceded in death by his Grandparents: Vetress Bon and Juanita Edwards, John and Beverly Hedspeth. Uncle Vetress Bon Edwards Jr. Aunts: Arlene Edwards, Joan M. Edwards, and Marsha Riggs. Cousins: Tanaya Gilbert and Maurice John Riggs.
Delvon is survived by both parents, Christopher Wilson, and Bonnie Edwards-Wilson. Wife Lisa Wilson. Sons Diallo, Zuberi and Kwalik. Sisters Iman Finley and ShaVon Walworth. Nieces: Umoya McKinney, Shami Walworth, and Sophia Marshall. Nephew Roman C. Finley. Aunts Aquibalon Ruquiya and Helen L. Edwards. Uncles Darryl Wilson and Darryl C. Edwards.