Mr. Willie A. Stephens



Mr. Willie A. Stephens passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Washington County Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Woodlawn City Cemetery with Rev. Henry L. Tanner officiating.


He was born on September 30, 1962, in Sandersville, Georgia in Washington County to the union of the late Edgar Allen and Mildred Cullen Stephens. He was the baby child of their twelve children. His parents, four brothers and a sister-in law, James E. Stephens, Edgar Allen (Joan) Stephens, Jimmy Lee Stephens, and Clyde Stephens, preceded him in death.


Willie confessed Christ at an early age, was baptized, and became a member of Robin Spring Baptist Church in Sandersville. He attended the public schools of Washington County and graduated from Washington County High School in 1980.


Willie lived in Sandersville the majority of his life. Despite his physical challenges, he stayed devoted to family, church, and community. While he did not father any children of his own, he was blessed to serve as a father figure to many, especially his niece, Shantress.


Willie was a passionate advocate of higher learning and he contributed generously to the education of his nieces and nephews who pursued workforce training.


Willie is survived by his loving, devoted aunt Mrs. Dorothy Lewis, Las Vegas, NV; one brother, Mr. Curtis (Barbara) Stephens, Covington GA; eight sisters: Mrs. Agnes (Henry) Watts, Sandersville, GA, Mrs. Pearl Stephens, Long Beach, CA, Mrs. Roberta (Johnny) Holmes and Mrs. Barbara Jean (Charles) Jones, Atlanta, GA, Mrs. Theresa A. Stephens, Ms. Gwendolyn Curry, Ms. Christine Womble and devoted sister, Ms. Dorothy Stephens, Sandersville, GA; special niece Shantress (Mario) Fleming of Fayetteville, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. M. C. Smith Funeral Home in charge.

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