Cecil Bradford Willis
Submitted by News Staff on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:00am
The Angelic Hosts came for Cecil Bradford Willis on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield among loving family and devoted friends. A viewing was held Friday, March 21, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home in Teague. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at True Vine DOXA Center in Fairfi eld with Rev. Michael Daniels, pastor, officiating. Interment followed at Shiloh Cemetery in Oakwood. Mr. Cecil “Deak” Bradford Willis was the second of six children born to Ervin Willis and Arra Mae Washington Willis on April 13, 1940 in Freestone County, Texas. Mr. Willis grew up in Freestone County and attended Fairfi eld public schools. He was baptized in New Zion Baptist Church in the Post Oak Community at an early age. Cecil was a Deacon as well as a Mason. Mr. Willis was employed as a truck driver all of his life. Deak enjoyed watching TV Westerns and he loved to eat. He will most be remembered for his outgoing personality and talkative nature – he never met a stranger. Cecil was preceded in death by: his parents; his son: Eddie Lee Willis; and his brothers: William Woodard, Onless Willis, Joseph Willis, Ervin Willis, Jr., A.W. Willis, and Travis Willis. Those left to cherish his memory most are: his sons: Freddie Lee Willis, Fairfield, Rickie Roland Willis and wife Willie Mae, and Bradford Wayne Willis, all of Mexia; his daughters: Cecil Alondale Jones and husband Ronnie; Valrico, FL; Iva Hope Willis, Dallas; Betty Tatum, and Diamond Willis, both of Mexia; his sisters: Demple Wortham, Phoenix, AZ; Collie Mae Hunter and husband Eugene, Fort Worth; Robbie Nell Henry and Shirlene Green, both of Garland; his brother Pervie Woodard, Fairfi eld; his grandchildren: Derek Forge, Dallas; Anthony Forge, Wortham; Frederick Eatmon, Dallas; Bryan Jones and wife Emmie, Des Moines, IA; Jahreese Jordan, Sr., Valrico FL; Edrick Willis, Justin Washington and wife Laquita, and Rickie D. Willis, all of Dallas; Jahmaal Jones, Valrico, FL; Briceson Tatum, Groesbeck; Angela Huckaby and husband Frederick, and Lucretia Willis, all of Fort. Worth; two special friends; Willie Davis Owens and Donald Parks, both of Teague and a host of great grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, family and friends. Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home will be serving the Willis Family. Visit our website: www.mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and light a candle.
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