Earle Bronson Wilson peacefully departed this world on January 26, 2024, after a courageous 19-month battle with brain cancer. He was just 68. Judge Wilson earned a Bachelor of Science in 1979 from Atlantic Union College and a Juris Doctorate in 1989 from Howard University School of Law. He began his legal career as an associate attorney with the law firm of Honigman, Miller, Schwartz, and Cohn in Detroit, Michigan.
He later held the positions of senior litigation counsel and trial attorney with the Office of Immigration Litigation, Department of Justice, in Washington, DC. He was also senior counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC. He most recently served as a member of the Board of Appeals/Executive Office of Immigration Review, after several years of service as a U.S Immigration Judge in Atlanta, Orlando, and Miami. He would spend 32 years within the Federal Government and the Department of Justice. Judge Wilson's life was a testament to dedication, both in his professional career and personal pursuits. As a distinguished immigration judge with the Department of Justice, he spent a lifetime ensuring fairness and compassion in the legal system, being fiercely committed to upholding the rule of law.
Outside of the courtroom, he was a fervent athlete and adventurer. Racquetball, bicycling, skiing – these were not just hobbies, but expressions of a life lived with passion. His love for travel manifested in journeys spanning international cruises to spontaneous road trips across the Southeast. It would be impossible to incapsulate the enormous selfless contribution he has made throughout his life to the country, the community, his church and within his village.
He is survived by his cherished wife, Lavona, and their children, Shenelle, Brandon (Paula), and Ashleigh, and his three grandchildren Journie, Demoney and Jakovie. Earle's departure leaves a void that will be deeply felt by cherished family, his loyal and devoted friends, and esteemed colleagues. A memorial service celebrating Earle and his impactful life, is scheduled for 11:00 am on February 18, 2024, at the Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist Church located at 810 Church St, Smyrna, GA 30080. The service will be live streamed.