I’m Traveling the Road that Leads Home

Photo of Pap courtesy of Ed M.

Photo of Pap courtesy of Ed M.

Just Going Home written by Jerry Wilson

I may be bowed down with sorrow Trouble where ever I go
Yet in my heart I’ll be singing I’m traveling the road that leads home

Oh nothing could thrill my heart more than to know that my trials will be o’re
To this world my soul don’t belong In this life I’m just going home

Though I may not have great riches In this world I own no great thing
Yet at the end of my journey I’ll be rich as the greatest of kings

In this world no treasures I’ll seek I’ve lain them up where they will keep
To this world my soul don’t belong In this life I’m just going home

Oh nothing could thrill my heart more than to know that my trials will be o’re
To this world my soul don’t belong In this life I’m just going home





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    June 6, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Beautiful Beautiful song one to come back to ❤️❤️

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    barbara lunsford davis
    April 26, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your dad,like his picture and love his song!I know you will miss him so bad in june,plane a great day with family and especially your mom.

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    Rev. Rose Marie "RB" Redmond
    April 22, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    I think the older we get, perhaps the more we get to longing to go Home for eternal rest, especially as aches and pains begin to multiply.
    God bless.

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    Shirley B
    April 21, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Though I never met your father,I admired him and always felt sure that he was a man who truly loved the Lord..I know its been a difficult day for you all.We are thinking about you tonight.

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    April 21, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    I was always amazed at Pap, his talent and voice, oh what a voice! He was on my mind all day and his music and voice have been in my head too. Thanks for sharing the words to another beautiful song that he wrote. And thank you for sharing him with us! I know I am a better person for following his example. I sure wish we could have made it to one of your concerts. What a privilege and an honor it would have been to have met him in person and tell him thank you for sharing his music. I’m so glad he will live on for us through his beautiful music. What a gift!

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    June jolley
    April 21, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. A beautiful song and a beautiful voice. Hugs to you.

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    April 21, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    From the words of Dottie Rambo’s song,
    Soon I shall hear the call from heaven’s portals.
    Come home my child,
    It’s the last mile you must trod
    I’ll fall asleep
    And wake in God’s new heaven
    For I’m sheltered in the arms of God.
    “Pap” traveled that last mile of ‘the road that leads home’ and now heaven’s angels rejoice because he is home, sheltered in the arms of God
    He will be missed on this earth by family, friends and loved ones, but because of the life he lived, the music he shared, and the love he gave, he will always be with us.
    Praying that God comfort and bless each family member in the days ahead.

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    Sue Crane
    April 21, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    oh Tipper, this hurts my heart for all of you. Never met any of you, yet feel like I’ve lost a good friend. Your Pap was a true patriarch and I know he will be missed every day. He certainly bound your family together with his music, his faith, his wisdom and his love. God Bless and Keep you all. Give your mother a hug for me and keep one for yourself.

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    Rooney Floyd
    April 21, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    This blind pig found a couple of acorns:
    “rich as the greatest of kings”, and
    “I (we) can go to him”…

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    April 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Love Pap’s picture and the beautiful song. Tears are filling my eyes and I wish I could hug all of you.

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    April 21, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Wonderful photo.
    Beautiful song.
    Sad times.
    Strength in family, friends, and faith.
    Peace for your entire family on this day and all those which follow.

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    Ed Ammons
    April 21, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    When loved ones go on ahead they leave a part of themselves with us and take a part of us with them. You will always feel a bit of your Dad’s presence and feel that a part of you is missing. The tears and grief will subside but that feeling of loss will always be with you.
    Your Dad’s soul is resting comfortably now but he is missing something. It is the parts of himself he left behind with you and his other loved ones. Neither of you will be complete until you are all reunited. To you it will seem like the rest of your life. To your Dad it will be “in the twinkling of an eye.”
    Today I will pray for you and the whole Wilson and Pressley Family. I will also pray for those who were not blessed to have had a Godly father such as Jerry Marshall Wilson.

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    Suzi Phillips
    April 21, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Keeping all of you in my thoughts and close to my heart today-

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    Jill Wilson
    April 21, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I loved this man so much. I was my hero on earth. I love you Jerry and I will miss you so much, when I walk through he doors at church on Sunday morning and not seeing u is going to be so hard but I know one day I will meet you agian in Heaven. You were a precious soul.

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    Chuck Howell
    April 21, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I was born to a Logging family in 1937. My parents were from Swain & Yancey Counties, North Carolina. My birth was in Pocahontas County West Virginia, where Dad & Mother had moved when the Smoky Mt. Park stopped the logging. I joined the Marines in 1955 on my eighteenth birthday. I think that I have a lot in common with “Pap.” I don’t keep my shoes shined, however. I play guitar & Banjo a bit. I also write simple songs. Somehow, I feel a personal loss at his death, though I didn’t know him. I love his music & If Pickers have a Heaven I know he’s pickin & a grinnin in God’s Angel Band. Semper Fi My Friend. I’m comin too.

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    April 21, 2016 at 9:31 am

    So glad your father knew the Lord and you’ll be reunited one day! Until then, may God comfort you. The song is beautiful and I loved the picture too. What a great Dad you had and he passed along so much to you!

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    April 21, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Perfect. Heart touching and perfect. Hugs, my friend.

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    Ron Stephens
    April 21, 2016 at 9:23 am

    “the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, . . REVE 4.2. And immediately I was in the spirit . .” REVE 4:3
    Because we say, and feel, ‘this world is not our home’ I feel sure heaven will be the very place where we will know the full meaning of ‘home’. Pap is another treasure laid up. As David said of his son, “I cannot bring him back, but I can go to him.”
    I am thinking of you all and praying for your consolation on this hard day. May the Lord hold you throughout it in the hollow of his hand.

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    Pam Danner
    April 21, 2016 at 9:05 am

    How beautiful! Thinking and praying for you today.

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    April 21, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Yesterday’s post took my breath away. I had the honor to shake Pap’s hand one time and from that short meeting I knew him to be a man of integrity and character. This world will be a quieter place, but heaven will celebrate with a joyful noise at his coming.
    May peace and joy be multiplied in you and your family through Jesus Christ.

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    Wanda Devers
    April 21, 2016 at 8:52 am

    You are in my thoughts and prayers, Tipper.

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    Ron Banks
    April 21, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Tipper, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. From your stories he seemed like a wonderful man, father and grandfather. May God wrap his arms around you all and comfort you with his grace and peace. Heaven has added a wonderful voice to its choir.

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    April 21, 2016 at 8:20 am

    I think Pap was a very rich man. He seems to a have had a good understanding of life and was at peace with it.

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    Miss Cindy
    April 21, 2016 at 8:05 am

    That’s a wonderful photo of Pap, doing what he loved to do and now he’s gone to that home he sang about so well.

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    Eleanor Loos
    April 21, 2016 at 7:51 am

    What an uplifting song to hear from a man who is now with Jesus!
    Eleanor L.., Columbia Station OH

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    April 21, 2016 at 7:49 am

    What a great man, one who feared and served the Lord. And what an influence his music and his life were to others. My deepest sympathy to the family, but my praises to God for Pap’s life and influence. He will not soon be forgotten! We can learn from his example how to live–and how to die!
    May God’s blessings be upon each of his family members and comfort you. Remember the good! It will live on forever!

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    jean Donahue
    April 21, 2016 at 7:29 am

    I love this music.

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