Willie Champion

Willie Farris Champion, 97, of Brunswick, passed away quietly Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Hospice of The Golden Isles. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 AM Friday, April 5, 2019 in Calvary Baptist Church with Reverend Don Spires officiating. Interment will follow in Red Oak Cemetery, Warwick, Georgia at 3 PM.

Born February 24, 1922 in Doles, Georgia (Worth County) to the late Benjamin H. and Alice P. Champion, she was retired from the accounting department with Brunswick Pulp and Paper after 40 years of service, where she received many outstanding employee awards. She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School Class, was a choir member and served on many church committees.  She had been a resident of Brunswick since the early 1940’s, moving here with her parents like many others during WWII so her father could work in the Brunswick Shipyards. She was a Godly woman that was dedicated to her parents and family. She will be remembered for her love of people and will be greatly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her identical twin sister, Clarice Champion Bearden, and a sister, Elizabeth Champion Souter. 

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, Alice Bearden Norris of Brunswick, formerly of Sylvester, Gwendolyn Russell,  Wendell Souter, Lee Souter, Barbara Futrill , Carlton Souter, all of Sylvester, Wayne Bearden and wife Barbara of Miami, Harold Bearden and wife Cathy of Jonesboro, GA, several great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening, April 4, 2019, from 5 PM until 7 PM at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.  www.edomillerandsons.com