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Willie Frank Townsend

June 18, 1951 ~ February 17, 2021 (age 69)

Obituary

Bro. Willie F. Townsend, known to many as, “Pimp,” was born June 18, 1951 to Velma and to the late Robert Townsend.

He confessed Christ at an age and joined Mt. Mariah Baptist Church, where he served as Assistant Superintendent.

Willie was a graduate of the Choctaw County Training School Class of 1969.  He worked for Georgia Pacific for several years until his retirement.

Willie leaves to cherish his memories: a loving and caring mother, Mrs. Velma Townsend of Yantley, Alabama; six (6) children, Cisley (William Barksdale) of Meridian, Mississippi; Nicole Moen of Dayton, Ohio; Dilisa Townsend and Marlon Person, both of Akron, Ohio; Chante and Shalea Griggs, both of South Carolina; grandchildren, Josiah, Jordan, Brianna, Sidney, Isaiah, Kyjana, Kyshea, Kyares and Jeremiah; five (5) sisters, Catherine (Alfred) Glenn, Lou Anne (Len) Rowe, Flora (Riley) Eddie, Shirley (Caldaro) Eddie, Angela (Timothy) Wiley, all of Yantley, Alabama; nephew, as a dear brother, Gregory Townsend; a devoted companion and friend, Sarah Edwards of Yantley, Alabama; a host of nieces, nephews, whom he adored; many close friends, co-workers, and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Townsend; brother, Lonnie Townsend; sister-in-law, Ida M. Townsend, and his grandparents.

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Services

Viewing
Sunday
February 21, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hayden & Butler Funeral Home, Inc.
10031 Crowell Dr
Lisman, AL 36912

Graveside Service
Monday
February 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Mt. Mariah Baptist Church
2008 Mt. Mariah Road
Lisman, AL 36912

Interment following funeral service
Monday
February 22, 2021

Mt. Mariah Baptist Church
2008 Mt. Mariah Road
Lisman, AL 36912

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