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Mrs. Willie Dean Willis

GREENVILLE - Willie Dean Willis, age 78, of Greenville , died on Thursday January 02, 2014 at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville .

Visitation will be held Friday 1/03/2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland . Funeral Services will be held Saturday 01/04/2014 10:00 AM at Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the North Cleveland Cemetery .

Ms. Willie was born on June 15, 1935 to John and Edna Mae (Hearld) Hughes in Lawrenceburg , TN. She moved to the Delta at an early age and attended Long Shot School. She married Marshall F. "Joe Sellers in 1951. In 1969 She went to work at Baxter Laboratories as an assembler, she remained there for 28 years before her retirement in 1998. Willie Married Roy Willis in 1970. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shaw, MS. Ms. Willis loved to fish; she was known as the "Crappie Lady". She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother who will be missed greatly by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; Joe Sellers and Roy Willis, son Jerry Sellers, brothers; Junior Craft and John Craft, sisters; Margaret Ferguson and Betty Waller. Grandchildren; Marshall and Son; Hilburn Ray Sellers.
She is survived by Son, Joe Sellers of Boyle, MS; Son, David (Debbie) Sellers of Holly Bluff, MS; Son, Mickey (Nancy) Sellers of Gunnison, MS; Son, Raymond (Andra) Sellers of Boyle, MS; Son, Roy (Stephanie) Willis of Greenville, MS; Daughter, Barbara (Keith) Bevill of Greenville, MS; 5 Sisters, Mazel Price of Pearl, MS, Sylvia Ferguson of Shaw, MS, Hazel Bright of Jackson, MS, Ann Lee of Brandon, MS. and Myrtle Morris of Jackson, MN; Two brothers, W. C. Craft of Nettleton, MS. and L B Craft of Jackson, MS; Grandchildren; Joe Sellers, Jr., Kimberly Sellers, Cassandra Sellers, John Sellers, Steven Sellers, Kayla Bevill, Robbie Bevill, Anna Sellers, Robert Willis, Amber W. Blocker, Adam Sellers, Cythia Sellers, Mickey Sellers, Toni White and Karen Harrison.
Pallbearers are John Sellers, Roy Willis, Jr., Steven Sellers, Robbie Bevill, Adam Sellers and Joe Sellers.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. On-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net

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I am so sorry to hear about Dean, she was such a sweet lady.My prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Sue Pybus - January 05, 2014 at 01:41 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Susan Smith - January 03, 2014 at 03:46 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Condolences to the family. The thing I remember most about Willie Dean when we carpooled to Baxter's was how much she loved her children.

Margie Gant Langdon - January 02, 2014 at 10:45 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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