Obituary: Edward Wesson Jr.

Edward Charles Wesson Jr. was born November 23, 1936, in Hot Springs, to the late Edward Wesson Sr. and Alma Beavers Wesson. He went to be with the Lord on May 18, 2022.

He was a 1955 graduate of Langston High School. Ed’s quick wit made him a unique person. His love of books took him to other countries through his mind travels while reading. Interest in mathematics, sports cars, guns, finances. His love for books and reading had his mind constantly expanding and changing.

Ed possessed numerous talents. His career expanded over many areas of interest. Edward worked as a customs agent at the San Francisco Airport, a postal clerk and a social worker in the Bay Area. His travels took him across many continents and countries such as Europe, Africa, Asia and Canada.

Edward and Bobbie were high school sweethearts. After their graduation they each went their separate ways and married other people. Like Ed would say, “Life goes on.” It was many years later that Ed and Bobbie reconnected at a class reunion. Seeing each other rekindled an old friendship, traveling back and forth from San Francisco to Hot Springs. A couple of years after their reacquaintance, they decided to get married in January 1993. A new family was formed, The Wesson and Snowden Family. They shared 16 years. He would often reminisce about the summer he and Bobbie were the Emcees at the Langston High School Class Reunion Banquet in 2007. He thoroughly enjoyed those fond memories.

On May 18, 2022, Ed passed from this life. He was preceded in death by his beloved Bobbie.

Edward leaves to cherish his memories two sons, Charles Wesson of Los Angeles, Calif., and Jimmy Wesson of Hot Springs; four stepchildren, Sherrie (George) Mays of North Little Rock, D. Denise Finney of Cumming, Ga., Davna Snowden of Little Rock, and Wallace Snowden II of Smyrna, Ga; eight grandchildren, Christopher Wesson, Darrin Wesson, Angela Wesson, all of California, Calia (Cliff) Hart of Cumming, Ga., Barnett Mays of North Little Rock, Alphonza Tollete of Cumming, Ga., Wallace M. Snowden III and Aston John-Edward Snowden of Smyrna, Ga.; one great-grandchild, Constance Hart of Cumming, Ga.; cousins, Harry Beavers, Irene (James) Brown all of Little Rock, Andrea (Barnell) Whitherspoon, and Delois (Leon) Massey of Hot Springs; lifelong confidant, friend and property manager, Scotty Dukes; and other family and friends who will miss him dearly.

Submitted by the Wesson Family

Visitation will be from 9-9:45 a.m. on Friday, June 3, at Visitors Chapel AME Church with services beginning at 10 a.m. Rev. Charlene Boone, eulogist. Interment will be at Crestview Cemetery in Hot Springs.

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