Mr. Willie A. Gholston, Sr., 80, of Indianapolis, transitioned from labor to reward on the morning of Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
He was a member of St. John A.M.E. Church and the Indiana Conference of A.M.E. Church 4th District Lay Organization; the Devon Neighborhood Association Co-President and a former Precinct Committeeman. He was a graduate of Shortridge High School and Lincoln Technical Institute. Mr. Gholston retired from the United States Navy as a Chief Petty Officer E7 and also retired as a Supervisor from Allison/Rolls Royce.
Mr. Gholston was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron & Velma Gholston and brother, James Gholston, Sr. and step brother, James Trabue.
Those left to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, include, loving and devoted wife, Pearla M. Gholston; children: Rev. Dr. Willie A. Gholston, II (Myesha) of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Rev. Willacin "Precious" Gholston of Dallas, Texas; sister in law, Patricia Gholston of Fishers, Indiana; brother in law, Barry Owens of Chester, South Carolina; step brothers: George Trabue, Charles Trabue; grandson, Willie Aaron Gholston, III and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, church family and friends.
The first visitation is Friday, May 17, 2019, 4pm - 8pm. A second visitation is Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10am - 11am with the Homegoing Celebration commencing promptly at 11am. All services are at St. John A.M.E. Church, 1669 Columbia Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202.
*All floral and memorial tributes should be delivered to St. John A.M.E. Church beginning Friday, May 17, 2019 after 12pm.