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Governor appoints Wilson

Celeste Wilson

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Judge Celeste Wilson to the bench in Mississippi’s 17th Circuit Court District.

Wilson will replace Judge Bobby Chamberlin, who recently was elected to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The 17th District includes Desoto, Panola, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Yalobusha counties.

Most recently, Wilson has served as a DeSoto County Court Judge since 2009. She has overseen all delinquency, neglect, abuse, and domestic violence cases, along with select civil cases and appeals.

Prior to becoming a court judge Wilson held the position of Assistant District Attorney for the 17th Judicial District from 2002 to 2008.

Additionally, Wilson served as the Southaven Chamber of Commerce Director of Membership from 1999 to 2001 where she led membership and recruitment development of new business and industry on behalf of the Chamber.

Wilson, who lives in Southaven with her husband and children, received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Delta State University. She received her juris doctorate from the University of Memphis.


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