Vincent Preston Mollison was born in Chicago, IL to Denise Wilson and Michael Mollison. Vinnie was not a classroom kind of guy so he found his niche in trades. He worked his way to the top of a local culinary program to hone his skills as a chef for many years. Most recently, he traded in his chef hat and apron for an 18-wheeler and became a truck driver. Being on the open road for the last few years gave Vinnie a sense of purpose, and the freedom that he sought his whole life. He enjoyed calling home to brag about being in the mountains or tease about being in Florida while we were getting ready to brace for a blizzard.
Vinnie was introduced to Christ at an early age and like many of us, he needed to be reminded from time to time that God had his back no matter where he was in life. He kept to himself a lot, and he kept a lot to himself. The last few years, Vinnie endured a variety of health issues that took a toll on his ability to fight back in the manner he was accustomed...in silence! Although he endured more than we will ever know, there is a great deal of comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering. He loved his family more than anything, especially being an Uncle and was by definition a Momma’s boy. And by the grace of God, he was with his “Mommy” in the end.
Vinnie leaves to cherish his memory his mother Denise Russell; his sister Veneese (James) Pippens and nephews Jaden, Justen and Jovan; his aunt's Beverly (James) Hudson; Carolyn Mimms; Yolanda (Greg) Nunley; Carlotta Campbell-Little, cousins April Campbell, Maya Little; and a host of other relatives and friends who loved him dearly and will rejoice in his memory.
Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette ~ Funeral Director
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