Celestine Wilson was born in Virginia and raised in a small close-knit community similar to Glenarden where everyone knows everyone. She attended the local secondary schools and after graduating from high school she continued her education at Hampton Institute (University) where she graduated with a degree in Accounting.
Councilwoman Wilson has lived in Glenarden for 38 years where she and her husband, Leo C. Wilson, Sr. have raised their 4 children. She served as Council-at-Large for the City of Glenarden from June, 2011 to June, 2013. She retired from the Federal Government with 22 years of experience in budget and finance.