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Willie James Winfield

Mr. Willie James Winfield, Jr., age 43, died early Tuesday morning, July 22, 2014, at the Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Services for Mr. Winfield were held on Saturday, July 26, at the Lucas Tabernacle Church of Christ Holiness, USA, with Pastor Lionell Corley of Chapel Hill MB Church officiating. Interment was in the Lucas Tabernacle Church Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Winfield was the son of the late Willie James Winfield, Sr. and Bessie Mae Williams Winfield of Jones County. At an early age, he joined the New True Life Baptist Church in Gitano, and remained a member until he united with the Chapel Hill Church in Jones County. Mr. Winfield served his Lord and Church as an active member of the Usher Board, Sunday school superintendent, youth Bible teacher, and a number of other capacities as he saw need and was asked to serve.

After marring the former Jennifer L. Barnes of Silver Creek, Mr. Winfield joined the Lucas Tabernacle Church of Christ Holiness, and remained a member until his death. Mr. Winfield served a number of years in the United States Army and Navy, prior to working for an offshore drilling company until his health failed.

Mr. Winfield’s survivors include his wife, Jennifer L. Winfield of Silver Creek; his mother, Bessie Mae Winfield Short of Jones County; four sons, Zelvin, Justin, Jerod, and Jeremiah; five sisters, Valerie (Aaron) Jordan, Lawanda Winfield, Jackie Winfield, Geraldine Winfield, and Kimberly Winfield; three brothers, Antonio (Brandy) Winfield, Kendrick Winfield and Juardo Winfield; grandparents, John C. Williams and Avia Winfield; and a number of other relatives and friends.