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Rev. Jessie Reid Wilson, age 75 of 257 Westview Drive, Sparta, NC died Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC. He was born August 28, 1936 in Stokes County to the late Elijah Everette and Emma Mae Wilson. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by three brothers, Joe Glenn, James and Melvin Wilson; three sisters, Casey Johnson, Alma Hardy and Gracie Nester. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Wilson of the home; one daughter, Julie DeAnn Wilson Little and husband Michael of West Jefferson; two grandchildren, Elisha Little and Hannah Little; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Grandview Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Laurel Springs, NC with full military rites conducted by the Bruce Wayne Osborne VFW Post #7034. They will be no formal visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the New Hope Cemetery Fund, c/o Floyd Roupe, 53 Lee Street, Sparta, NC 28675. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home in Sparta is serving the Wilson family.