Norman Wilson Laid to Rest as Family and Friends Remember His Special Life
Today (October 20th, 2014) in the mountains of North Carolina a genuine prince of a Christian gentleman was laid to rest. Surrounded by a multitude of lives that he personally touched and watched by countless thousands around the world as the memorial service was streamed live, there was no doubt or question about what Norman Wilson loved, who he loved or how he loved.
The love for his Lord that Norman Wilson shared during his remarkable life was offered back in a unique display of spirited preaching, anointed singing & joyful shouting and the all abiding presence of the Spirit of the Lord that would have certainly lit up that wonderful smile that brother Norman Wilson was known for.
Due to sickness we were unable to attend the service today but rejoiced and cried and worshiped right along with those who attended what was a remarkably unique send off for one of the Lord’s choice servants as we watched the live stream of the service provided by the Trinity Baptist Church in Asheville, NC.
The archive of the livefeed from the service is provided here for those who may have missed the news of Norman Wilson’s passing last week while he was hunting bear in the NC mountains that he so loved. I’m not sure how long it will be available so check it out soon in case it is later removed.
For me personally the most memorable part of the service had to be when the members of the Primitive Quartet came down from the platform and sang around the casket. I can’t put that into proper words so if you can watch only part of the service you can fast forward through the first 40 minutes or so but you really owe it to yourself to catch the power of that moment in the service. The preaching was great and the choir made up of many of the top artists like Jeff and Sheri Easter, Tony Gore, The Reggie Saddler Family and many more was all wonderful.
I must say that listening to the emotion filled voice of Jeff Tolbert was a reminder that the legacy of Norman Wilson will live on. The wonderful talents of the Primitive Quartet will I’m sure continue to honor their dear friend who decided after a great hunting trip that he had found exactly what he was hunting for. And we thought that smile was bright here!
I have enjoyed meeting so many artists over the years and having a chance to share with them. I have to say that Norman was one of my favorite people that I have ever had the honor to meet. I loved sharing stories of our grandparents and how we were brought up in the church. His love for the Lord was contagious and we all benefited being around someone so in love with the Lord. We pray for his family and all of the Primitive Quartet members who now must continue on.