Sister Willie Mae Twelly Larry was born January 16, 1931 to the Late Richard and Elnora Twelly in Marks, Mississippi. Mrs. Larry went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 27, 2023. Willie Mae confessed her faith when she was just 12 years old at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. She dropped out of school in the 8th grade to help care for her family farm and later went back to school to received her GED in 1964. Willie Mae decided to move to Memphis, Tennessee in 1977. After 6 months, she moved to Florida in 1978. After some time, Willie Mae decided to go back to school and further her education at St. Leo College and received an Associates Degree in Arts. Willie Mae wanted a better way of life for her and her children. Willie Mae went to work for Lykes Pasco Packing Company as a Grader, where she worked over 25 years, . and later retired. After her retirement, volunteered as a cook for a short period of time. Willie Mae loved Florida because she was able to provide a better life for her and her children. She was rooted in family, which made life easier to balance in general. Willie Mae was preceded in death by her parents; her children, Betty Jean Morgan, Geraldine T. Knight, Virginia Manner, and Robert Lee Larry; her sisters, Nettie Lee Wells and Catherine Weatherspoon. Willie Mae leaves to mourn: her loving and devoted children, Jimmy Lee Larry, Richard Larry, Deloris T. White, Earnestine T. Jenkins, Elnora L. Larry and Dirtha Ann Spaights; 2 son-in-laws, Martin Knight and Joseph Manner; 3 brothers, Charlie Weatherspoon, Johnny Weatherspoon, and James Weatherspoon; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and long time friends. Willie Mae Twelly Larry will be sorely missed but always in our hearts.
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