Willie Mae Worsham, 89 of Cotton Plant, died Sunday December 11 at Woodruff County Nursing and Rehab Center in McCrory.
Willie Mae was born October 23, 1927 in Cotton Plant, Arkansas to Will Dureson and Mable Jones. She was the widow of the late Thomas Worsham.
Willie Mae received her formal education from the Cotton Plant Public School System.
Willie Mae was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church-James Addition in Cotton Plant. During her time at First Baptist, she sang in the choir, served as a member of the Church Aide Benevolent Society and in later years, a member of the Mother Board. She was also served as a revolving Sunday school teacher.
“Deucie Mae” or “Deuce” as she was lovingly known, was a homemaker and caregiver. She was also a child care provider or babysitter for the community of Cotton Plant for many years.
Willie Mae served as a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for many years before becoming inactive.
Willie Mae enjoyed gardening, cooking, serving the Lord and helping to raise her grandchildren. Her favorite pass time of all was fishing. She and her children and grandchildren spent countless hours lurking around their favorite fishing spots.
In later years, after suffering from ill health, Willie Mae made her home at the Woodruff County Nursing and Rehab Center in McCrory, Arkansas. While a resident at the long term care facility, she selected as “Queen” after entering a pageant for the center. She later went on to compete in the district pageant in Wynn, Arkansas, where she placed second. This past Valentine’s Day, she was also chosen as The Valentine’s Day Queen for the nursing center. She enjoyed her life there and her extended family, as much as she did living her own family and living in her home in Cotton Plant.
Her parents, husband and a daughter Geraldine Worsham, all preceded Willie Mae in death.
Survivors are three sons: Charles Worsham of McCrory, AR; Windell (Marilyn) Little Rock, and Gary Worsham both of Little Rock, AR; two daughters: Doris Glason of Cotton Plant, AR; and Gwendolyn Worsham of McCrory, AR; sister in law John Ora Worsham of Little Rock, AR; two special and dear friends: Minister Regina Ramey and Charlene (Eddie) Mayo both of Cotton Plant, AR; eleven, twenty seven great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
First Baptist Church-James Addition
178 West McGowan Street
Cotton Plant, Arkansas
Reverend Donald Wilson- Officiant
Ash Grove Cemetery
Cotton Plant, Arkansas