Celebration of Life

Imil Centrell Wheeler, Aug. 15, 1972 – June 26, 2021

Imil Centrell Wheeler was born in Portland. He was a friend to many, from the West Coast to the East.

He attended schools in Portland, and Alexandria and Springfield, Va., playing on the varsity basketball and football teams at West Springfield. His favorite music was R&B and Reggae, and he enjoyed vacationing. He enjoyed many sports, but basketball and football were his favorite and he always kept up with the Portland Trail Blazers!


Imil was a talented artist who won recognition for his accomplishments in schools. He was baptized at Antioch Baptist Church in Fairfax, Va. in 1990, where he was an active member, and met life-long friends. He attended Virginia State University and graduated from St Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Va., with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.


A celebration Life memorial will be held Saturday, July 24 at 11 a.m. at Maranatha Church, 4222 N.E. 12th Ave.