BILLY WILSON enjoyed being the center of attention. The high-spirited Billy, always fashionably dressed, would take to the dance floor with the slightest provocation, and charm his friends with his outgoing personality.
"He made friends easily," said his daughter Tahirah Wilson. "He never held anything back."
James P. Wilson, known as Billy, was a 10-year employee of Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ, which represents office cleaners in Center City, an artist whose work reflected the African-American experience, an Army veteran and a doting father and grandfather. He died March 19 of respiratory complications. He was 69 and lived in South Philadelphia.