Rennetta Wilson

Rennetta Wilson

Rennetta Wilson, who retired as an office manager at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, died on Sunday, June 30, 2019. She was 66.

She was born on June 17, 1953, in Philadelphia, as the second of two daughters born to the late Elizabeth and Joseph Rawls.

Wilson was educated in the Parochial school system and graduated from John W. Hallahan High School in June 1971. She then worked for Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare until her retirement in February 2002.

She married Anibal deBrito in May 1972 and had two daughters during their union.

Wilson later divorced deBrito and then married Larry Wilson on May 30, 1995.

She and her husband attended Mt. Airy Baptist Church for 17 years. Serving as a tribal leader at the church, she worked at its day care center and became certified as a child development associate, specializing in infant care.

After the passing of her older sister Sylvia Stevens in 2017, Wilson became the matriarch of the Rawls family offering words of wisdom and prayer. She enjoyed time spent with family and showed them with love.

Her family described Wilson as an unselfishly giving person, opening her home and heart to all whom she met.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: her daughters, Anitra Williams and Renita deBrito; son-in-law, Damon Williams; grandchildren, Traye deBrito, Terrance Baker and Anibal deBrito; great-grandchild, Paige deBrito; niece, Renee Williams; other relatives; and friends.

Services were held July 5 at Mt. Airy Baptist Church, 6801 Cedar Park Ave. She is buried in Northwood Cemetery.

Savin Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

ajones@phillytrib.com (215) 893-5747

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