“For years, I’ve been fighting over what I’m going to put on my tombstone and I know the essence of what it will say is that she was a person who lived her life always with the thought of kindness, honesty and peacefulness,” says Wilson.
Wilson lost her son in a car accident in 1994, but says that her family has remained strong and are coping.
“You feel guilty and wonder how you could have protected your child from harm,” she says. “Any parent would feel that way when something tragic happens, but I’ve learned to accept that death is a part of life.”
“Throughout the years, I’ve heard people say things like, “The Supremes were manufactured,’” says Wilson. “But we weren’t, we were diamonds in the rough.”
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