Willie Mae Hooks

Published 3:57 pm Thursday, November 16, 2023

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at Springhill Baptist Church for Mrs. Willie Mae Hooks, 74, who died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg.

Rev. Roy Thompson officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. 

Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Mrs. Willie Mae Hooks was born to the late Alonzo and Annie Lou Newsome. She was a graduate of the Job Corps.

She joined Galilee Baptist Church at an early age and later moved her membership to Springhill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hooks was a cake artist while living in Dallas, Texas.

She later moved to where she worked as a supervisor of K.L.H Industry.

She later became a supervisor at Orleans Furniture in Columbia.

She loved playing cards and going to bingo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Hooks; siblings, Harvey, Willie V., John, L. Denny, W. C., W. K. Alonzo Jr., Essie, Mattie Jewel, Norene, Stacy Lee and Bobbie Jean.

She is survived by her children: Jacqueline (Charles) Oatis of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Calvin (Daisy) Newsome and Priscilla (Hulon) Newsome both of Prentiss; Dana Hooks of Hattiesburg; two sisters, Annie Jean Davis and Elaine Bridges both of Prentiss; one brother, L. W. Newsome of Mendenhall; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; goddaughter, Lakeisha Smith; special friend, Archie Nell Reese and many other relatives and friends.