Willie Black Sr.

Published 5:00 am Friday, June 25, 2004

Services for Willie Black Sr. of Brookhaven are 2 p.m., Sunday,June 27, at Mt. Olive M.B. Church with burial in the churchcemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from 3-8 p.m., at Williams Mortuary, withthe family present from 7-8 p.m.

Mr. Black, 88, died June 23, 2004, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter in Brookhaven. He was born in Lincoln County on Oct. 13,1915, to Willard Black and Aldena Smith Black.

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He was a retired employee of Phillips Brothers Lumber Company.He also worked at the brick yard. He was a member of St. James M.B.Church.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Mittie Roberson Black; onedaughter, Clarice Maxwell; one son, Dennis Black; one sister,Lucille Cooper; and his brothers, Marvin Black and EuliceBlack.

Survivors are two daughters, Laverne Butler of Wesson and MarieSanders of Bogue Chitto; six sons, Willie Black Jr. and JamesBlack, both of Brookhaven, Lester Black of Pearl, and O.L. “Nick”Black, Theodore “Bo” Black and Willie B. Black, all of BogueChitto; one sister, Costella Williams of Brookhaven; 26grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.