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Willie Cherry

April 10, 2019

Mr. Willie Lewis (“Cherry” or “Will Lewis”)Cherry

Mr. Willie Lewis Cherry, passed away suddenly April 10, 2019 at the age of 77, at his home in Mobile, Alabama.   He was born June 20, 1941 to the late Mr. and Mrs. James (Viney James) Cherry, Sr. in Butler, Alabama the youngest of six children.  

Not long after graduating from high school, he moved to Mobile, Alabama where he worked for the Mobile Regional Airport as a cook for many years, before moving on to something he really enjoy, he became a truck driver, a job did for many many years.   Mobile would be where he would meet and unit in holy matrimony to Miss Johnnie Mae Brown on November 22, 1966.

Willie Lewis was a proud husband and father, who loved his family and friends.   He was always playing and joking around with everyone.   He would walk in a room and brighten it with his sense of humor and his distinctive laugh.    He was notorious for giving many family members unique nicknames that only he could come up with.   He was also known for calling family and friends, just to check on them whether they were sick or he just wanted to say “Hi”.

Willie was a member of a group of friends that would eventually create the premiere baseball team for the Hillsdale and Mobile Terrace communities in Mobile, Alabama.  Family, neighbors and friends could always find him working the concession stands, always greeting each one with a smile and a friendly “Hello”.

Willie leaves to cherish his memories a devoted and loving his wife, Johnnie, beloved daughters Calandra Cherry and Xandra Cherry, sister Rosie Dubose, a devoted cousin, Deborah (Spinks) Jones, sisters-in-law, Georgia (Franklin) Coker, Edith Sumlin and a host of close relatives including nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Willie was preceded in death by his parents, James, Sr and Viney, brothers James Cherry, Kommet Cherry, Ben Cherry and Idrain Cherry.

Willie will surely be missed by all.  Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Freewill Church of God Pentecostal, 6000 Biloxi Ave. Mobile, AL. with burial to follow in Gethsemane North Cemetery

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