Classic jazz singer who recorded the award-winning albums How Glad I Am and Turned to Blue.
She won a talent competition held by the TV station WTVN.
She released seventy albums and won three Grammy Awards, including for her single "How Glad I Am."
She was married to drummer Kenny Dennis from 1960 until 1970. She was later married to Reverend Wiley Burton in 1974 until 2008. She had children named Sheryl, Samantha, and Kenneth Jr.
Wilson was the recipient of the Whitney Young, Jr. Award in 1992.