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Willie Lee Speights


Mr. Willie Lee Speights age 88 of Marianna, Florida passed away Tuesday, February 5th at Big Ben Hospice, Inc., in Tallahassee, Florida.  

Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a. m. Saturday, February 16th at Antioch African Methodist Episcopal Church at 3701 Hwy 90 West in Marianna, Florida 32446 with Reverend’s Adrian Staley, Carlton Cotton and Freddie Roulac officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery with McKinnie Funeral Home of Campbellton directing.

A public viewing will held from 4:00 to 6:00 p. m. Friday, February 15th at McKinnie Funeral Home Chapel. 

Willie Lee Speights, Jr. was born October 29, 1930 in Jackson County, Florida to the late Willie Lee Speights, Sr. and Henretter Brown. He accepted Christ as his personal savior early in life at Antioch African Methodist Episcopal Church.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 35 years; Ida Mae Speights, his parents, three brothers and four sisters.

He leaves to cherish his memory; his children: Ella Brown of Marianna, Florida, Cynthia Myrick of Montgomery, Alabama, Genette Whych (Dennis) of Petersburg, Virginia, Lucious Helmes of Tampa, Florida, Ira Brown of Ozark, Alabama, Betty Johnson of Marianna, Florida and Angela (Bernard) Owens of Augusta, Georgia; his siblings: Hermon Speights (Margianna) and Louise McKinnon both of Saint Petersburg, Florida, Larry Speights, Angie Garrett and Beatrice Phillips (Lewis) of Atlanta, Georgia; 18 Grandchildren, 14 Great-Grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

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