Willie Mae Barnes was born June 26, 1950 in Pontotoc, Mississippi to John William Barnes and Queen Annie Thacker (Barnes).
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Willie went to be with her lord on Friday, September 11, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Willie Sylvester Jeffries, 3 brothers; John William Barnes Jr., Clifford Barnes, and Julius Barnes, and 2 sisters; Mila Sue Barnes, and Mary Ann Barnes.
She leaves behind her legacy to 2 sons; Kevin M Barnes, and Keith O Barnes, 2 brothers; Cleo Barnes, and Alfred Jean Barnes, 1 sister; Virginia Lee Barnes, 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.
Willie had her own personal Day Care Nursery. She graduated from Union High in 1968. She enjoyed caring for and loving her kids, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2020 at Ivy K Gillespie Memorial Chapel, 1865 Eastern Avenue SE, at 1:00 PM. Friends may meet with the family a half hour prior to services at 12:30 PM.