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Ellis Lee Willard

November 26, 1952 ~ January 14, 2022 (age 69)

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Ellis Lee Willard, 69, long time resident of Hickory Flat, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, January 14, 2022 following a brief illness.
  The Family will hold A Celebration of Life for Mr. Willis at Beulah Baptist Church, January 29, 2022 at 2PM.
  Mr. WIllis was born in Tyronzo, AR on November 26, 1952 to the late Dorthy Franklin and Ellis Lee Willard Sr. He was a graduate of Sharkey Issoquena Academy and was the owner and operator of Beaudrons Service Center in Myrtle.
  A member of Beulah Baptist Church in Myrtle, Mr. Willis was not a shy man when sharing his faith with people he knew and some he didn't. His love for the Lord was shown by his loving heart that left a beacon of light for all who had the privilege of meeting him. Mr. Willis will be remembered for reminding everyone to "Remember, the Lord loves you today" and quoting Romans 10:13 ,"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
  The family is requesting a drive through visitation from 1PM until 1:30PM on January 29, 2022 at Beulah Baptist Church in Myrtle.
  Those left to cherish his memories is his wife of 26 years Venissa Wilbanks Willard, two daughters, Glenda McCoullough (William) of Hernando and Shonda Williams (Edward) of Hickory Flat, one sister, Barbara Willard of Belzoni, MS, eleven grandchildren, and many other special family members and long time friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Maurine Dickerson, Diane Franklin, Linda Gorman, Charlotte Langley and two brothers, Ray Woods and Billy Willard.
  Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Willis to the Union County Humane Society, PO Box 116, New Albany, MS 38652.
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