Kita Derica Wilson was born Sept. 7, 1981 in Sunflower County. He was a 2001 graduate of Gentry High School.
Immediately after high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he served as a Logistics Vehicle Systems Operator until his honorable discharge on March 19, 2009. He was promoted to Lance Corporal, and later Corporal, and assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), home-based at Camp Pendleton, California. Kita served his country for almost eight years and did two tours of deployment to Iraq during this time. He received several medals of honor while serving, such as Rifle Sharp Shooter Badge, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal and Navy Unit Commendation.
Kita transitioned to his eternal home on Sunday, August 22, 2021.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife, Chetara Wilson of Indianola; his mother, Gloria Wilson of Moorhead; his father, Elijah Scales Jr. of Memphis; a special father figure, Joe Willie Hodges Sr. of Indianola; two sons, Keziah Allen and KeAndre Price; three daughters, Kianna Williams, Kaylen Wilson and Kelsi Wilson; one brother, Dorsett Wilson (Schiquita) of Olive Branch; four sisters, Josephine Batteast and Demeatrice Scales, both of Chicago, Nicole Ramsey (Jimmy) of Olive Branch and Star Wilson-Hayes (Steve) of Moorhead; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Redmon Funeral Home, Indianola. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m.