Willie Ferrell


ATWATER, CALIF. — Graveside service for Sister Willie Mae Ferrell will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Service and Interment will be held at Sixteen Section Cemetery, Selma, Ark. Service entrusted to Dillard Funeral Home and Staff, 210 North Trotter Street, Dermott, Ark.

Mrs. Ferrell was born Septembr 19, 1928 in Monticello (Selma), Ark. and was the first child of 13 siblings. Her parents are the late Rev. William T. Briggs and Mrs. Emma Langdon Briggs. She was united in Holy Matrimony with George Ferrell on March 7, 1953 and to this union two children were born. Her husband, son, and three brothers preceded her in death.

Willie Mae quietly passed from this life on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Atwater, Calif. She leaves as survivors one daughter, Luverna Richie of Atwater, Calif.; three sisters, Narvel May of Grand Prairie, Texas, Thelma Briggs of Monticello, Ark., and Gladys Briggs of Chicago Ill.,; five brothers, Edward Briggs of Acton, Miss., Jesse Lee Briggs of Flint Mich., William T. Briggs, Jr. of Dermott, Ark., Virgil Briggs of Monticello, Ark., and Bennie Joe Briggs of Pine Bluff, Ark.; ten grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.