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Joe Wade Willingham

October 15, 1963 ~ January 13, 2021 (age 57)


Joe Wade Willingham was born to Robert and Evelyn Shaw Willingham on October 15, 1963. He came to Christ at an early age and was a member of South Hopewell M.B. Church. 

Joe was a graduate of Lafayette High School. As a Commodore, he was a favorite among classmates as well as staff. He was a standout football player, though he loved many sports (tennis, basketball, swimming, and track). He graduated from Northwest Community College and later received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of MS. Joe was a very hard worker. His dedication inspired him to graduate with Honors.

Prior to Joe's health declining health, he loved spending time with friends and family. He had a warm heart and a great sense of humor. Through it all, he was truly loved. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, a daughter, Kimberly Concepcion (Tony); two grandsons, Jaron and Jaeden Concepcion all of Chicago, IL; one brother, Willie James Willingham, of Oxford, MS; four sisters, Gladis Willingham and Teresa Grigsby both of Memphis, TN, Joyce Dudley (Michael) of San Antonio, TX, and Furtima Foy (Stevie) of Byhalia, MS. He also leaves behind a beloved aunt, treasured uncles, and a host of cherished nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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Graveside Service
July 10, 2021

12:00 PM
Oxford Memorial Cemetery
North 16th Street
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

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