http://Obituary Brother Wilmer (Sanchez) Muhammad From the immediate family - La Familia Brother Wilmer (Sanchez) Muhammad was born on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico on January 29, 1952. His parents Hercilio and Camelia Sanchez relocated to New York City in 1959 when young Wilmer was just 7 years old. He was the youngest of 7 siblings (3 boys and 4 girls). He attended New York City public schools and graduated from Bushwick High School. Brother Wilmer was a well-rounded and very talented man. He had a green thumb and loved gardening. He grew his own fruits and vegetables. He loved music and created his own beats. He loved to build things and fix things. He even sewed and customized his own outfits. He loved a clean environment and peaceful settings. AND Brother Wilmer loved his dogs. Brother Wilmer loved his family and contributed to the emotional, spiritual, physical and mental well-being of everyone of his family members. He was a proud Puerto Rican with integrity. He was always reading and studying and trying to learn something new and was sure to teach what he learned to others. Today we honor, respect and remember an exceptional man who has enriched all of our lives in so many different ways. HE MAY BE OUT OF SIGHT, WE MAY BE WORLDS APART, BUT HE IS ALWAYS IN OUR PRAYERS AND FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS!! From his believing family - Muhammad Mosque No. 7 and 7C In 1994 he joined the ranks of The Nation of Islam and quickly became known as a Keeper of the House/Mosque. He maintained Muhammad Mosque No. 7 in Harlem for several years and then moved to Brooklyn and maintained Mosque No. 7C for nearly a decade. He was trustworthy, reliable and dependable. He would open and close the doors of the Mosque. He gave his best and would get upset when he thought someone was playing games. He would say "this is serious business brothers and we don't have no time for games." He was a hard worker, quick learner, stern, and well studied. He always encouraged the new converts to do better. The MGT (muslim women) could always count on him to help, be respectful and humble. He loved the children of the Mosque and was on staff at Muhammad University of Islam. During the winter he would come to the mosque hours in advance to make sure the building was warm enough for the believers and the children during the school year. The keeper of the House is held in high regards in Islam. He is the one that prepares the House for worship and prayers. Brother Wilmer Muhammad was a dedicated solider to Islam. It was rare that you saw him without a Final Call newspaper. He recognized that we are one people and the infectious way in which he said "come on black man" warmed our hearts. He will be missed, yet not forgotten by the believers throughout the Nation of Islam and we are honored to have walked the planet with such a remarkable human being. Brother Wilmer is survived by his 3 children, sons, Wilbur Sanchez, Dondre Whitfield and a daughter. He has 5 grandsons and 2 granddaughters a host of nieces, nephews and believing brothers and sisters in the ranks of the Nation of Islam.
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