Willie James Holloway

Published 12:19 pm Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Funeral services were held Friday, November 20, 2015 at Greater Sweet Beulah Church of God in Christ for Mr. Willie James Holloway, 74, who died Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Regency Hospital, Hattiesburg, MS. Rev. Jessie J. Holloway officiated with interment following in the Green Grove Church cemetery.  Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Willie James Holloway was born to the late Fred and the late Pauline Graves Holloway in Prentiss, MS.

He attended Whitesand Schools.  He began working at a young age with Leo and Wilma Burkes.  He later became employed with Mayor Victor Jones for the Town of Prentiss.  He learned quickly and became a vital asset to the Mayor and he enrolled him in plumbing school and he received his certificate to be a plumber.

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After many years with the Town of Prentiss, he joined Speights Cash & Carry in 1975.  He worked faithfully until his retirement in 2009.  He was known by many as the “Plumber Man”.

He was married to Zula Mae Ball in 1968 and to this union one child was born.

He was preceded in death by one sister and a great granddaughter.

He is survived by: wife, Zula Mae Holloway; three daughters, Teresa Holloway of Prentiss, MS, Mocha Myers of Gulfport, MS and Amy Adams of Newton, MS; three sons, Jerry Lee Collins and Anthony Peterson both of Columbia, MS and Eric Smith of Gulfport, MS; two brothers, Charles (Bonnie) McInnis of Prentiss, MS and Johnnie (Shirley) Holloway of Baton Rouge, LA; four sisters, Mary Newton, Maurice Newton and Mildred Kumar all of Prentiss, MS and Annie Lee (Bill) Jones of Gulfport, MS; Aunt, Tinie Gray and uncle, Howard Hooks; special friend, Ethel Mae Polk; thirteen grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.