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Willie Ray Freelon

March 15, 1963 — October 31, 2023

Bruce, MS

Willie Ray Freelon, 60, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2023, at Bruce Nursing Home in Bruce, Mississippi. He was born on March 15, 1963, in Bruce, Calhoun County, Mississippi. Willie is survived by his loving family and friends who will forever cherish his memory.

Born to Charlie Freelon and Emma Jenkins, Willie was the epitome of integrity and kindness. He embraced life with a vibrant spirit and touched the lives of everyone he encountered. Willie's warm smile and gentle nature made him a beloved figure within his community.

Willie valued human connection above all else. He established deep-rooted relationships and always prioritized spending time with his loved ones. Willie was a dedicated father who treasured the moments shared with his children. His son Rashad Stokes and daughters Ranesha Stokes and Raven Nabors were the heart of his existence.

Brother to Richard Freelon and sister to Patty Doolittle, Willie was known for creating a sense of unity among his siblings. They grew up together in a close-knit family that instilled in them values of love and compassion.

Throughout his life, Willie was active in the community. His contributions were felt far and wide as he selflessly offered support to those in need. Whether it was lending a helping hand or providing words of encouragement, Willie's generosity knew no bounds.

Friends described Willie as a ray of sunshine on even the cloudiest days. His unwavering positivity served as an inspiration to all who knew him. Whenever someone felt downcast, they could always count on Willie to lift their spirits with a kind word or a comforting presence.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Belle Memorial Funeral Home - Bruce on November 10, 2023. The visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at 138 E Washington St in Bruce, Mississippi.

A funeral service celebrating Willie's life will be held at Light House Church Of Christ on November 11, 2023. The ceremony will commence at 2:00 PM at 107 Liles Avenue in Bruce, Mississippi. It will be a time to reflect on the memories shared with Willie and find solace in the impact he made during his time on earth.

Willie Ray Freelon will forever hold a special place in the hearts of his family and friends. His genuine nature, unwavering love, and dedication to serving others will be remembered as legacies that mirror the beauty of his soul. While we mourn the loss of this remarkable individual, we also celebrate a life well-lived and take comfort knowing that Willie's spirit will continue to live on within each of us.

Though Willie may no longer be physically present with us, his memory and influence will endure indefinitely. We bid farewell to a remarkable soul who has left an indelible mark on all who knew him. Willie Ray Freelon, may you rest in peace knowing that your kindness and love will forever remain etched in our hearts.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, November 10, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Belle Memorial Funeral Home - Bruce

138 E WashingtonSt, Bruce, MS 38915

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Light House Church Of Christ

107 Liles Avenue, Bruce, MS 38915

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