Willie James Myers

Published 12:44 pm Friday, August 29, 2014

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Green Grove M.B. Church for Mr. Willie James Myers 63, who died Saturday, August 18, at Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg.  Rev. Jesse James Holloway officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Willie James Myers was born to the late Hebron and Lucendia Myers Adams in Prentiss. He joined Green Grove M.B. Church at an early age. He attended J.E. Johnson and Prentiss High School.

He was married to Teresa Gardner Myers in November 2000. He was a self-employed contractor and was a sub-contractor for Pearl River Valley Opportunity (PRVO). Mr. Myers enjoyed cooking and loved fellowshipping with his family and friends.

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He was preceded in death by five brothers, Jessie Lee, Henry James, Charles, Willie Lee and John Lee.

He is survived by wife, Teresa Myers; children, Lucinda Myers of St. Louis, MO, Lukinda Myers of Prentiss, Kathy (Rodney) Sands of Prentiss, Marell Norwood of Hattiesburg, Shawanda Norwood of Rochester, NY, Dedrick Norwood of Mendenhall and Shanitra Norwood of Jackson; Hulon Shaun Newsome, whom he thought of as a son; sisters, Annie L. (Charles) Oatis and Christine Poole both of Prentiss, Mary Jones and Catherine (Ken) Jones both of St. Louis, MO, Rochelle (Willie) Holloway and Annette Rhodes both of Prentiss, Carolyn Ball of Mendenhall; and two brothers, Harold Rhodes and Larry Rhodes both of Prentiss; special brother and friend, C.L. Herrion; 12 grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.