Meridian Star

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May 1, 2013

Willie Lee Fox

MERIDIAN —     Services for Willie Lee Fox will be held Friday, at 11 a.m., at El Bethel Baptist Church, with Rev. Antonio Stinner officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Enterprise Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Fox was a funeral director for over 60 years. He got his start in funeral directing at Enterprise Funeral Home, working along with James E. Bishop. He was a dedicated and trusted employee, but best he was a true friend. Mr. Fox worked at other funeral homes including E.E. McDonald, Clarks’ Funeral Home Meridian and Newton. His other dedication was Chief Usher of the County Wide Usher Board. He was a trustee at El Bethel Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching his favorite baseball team the Atlanta Braves.

    Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Maude Fox of Meridian; four sons: Billy (Lela) Fox of Fairfield, Ala., Milan (Sonny) Fox of Radcliff, Ky., Bruce (Ruby) Fox of Omaha, Neb., and Darrell (Gabby) Fox of Sacramento, Calif.; two adopted daughters: Joann Hooper and Catherine Naylor, both of Meridian; one brother, James Ray Hall of Dothan, Ala.; four sisters: Lorene Hall of Cleveland, Ohio, Mary Jeannette Hall and Vanessa Hall, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Clarice Hall of Meridian; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and, other relatives and friends.

    The family has requested in lieu of flowers please donate funds to El Bethel Baptist Church in the name of Willie Fox.

    Thank you funeral directors for your respect for our fellow colleague.

    Visitation will be Thursday, from 12 noon to 7 p.m., at the funeral home, and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

 

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