The Sunrise of life for Willie Mae Webster was November 1, 1928, in Greenville, MS. The Sunset of her life was on Saturday, June 19, 2010, in Civista Medical Center, LaPlata, MD.
Willie Mae attended public schools in Greenville MS, and after her schooling, she worked in a variety of positions in the food service industry. She moved to Daytona Beach, FL, in 1965, where she later joined the New Zion Primitive Baptist Church (Pastor Robert Fuller). She served in the church choir and as an usher. Willie Mae worked for over 30 years as a food service specialist in the Volusia County (Florida) School System; she was a member of the National Food Service Association. After medical challenges, she moved to Maryland with her daughter in 2004. She spent the rest of her life as a valuable role model and mentor to family and friends.
In June, 1945, Willie Mae wedded Willie F. Webster, Sr., and to this union, five children were born. Willie F. Webster, Jr., preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memory his wife, Annie Webster of Grand Rapids, MI; sons James Webster (Kay Westhues) of South Bend IN, Larry Webster (Gloria) of Grand Rapids MI, Jerinell Webster of Daytona Beach, FL; and daughter Gloria Johnson (Clarence) of Clinton MD; grandchildren Willie F. Webster III and Cedric Webster of Grand Rapids MI, James Webster, Jr., of Bedford IN, Gregory Webster of South Bend IN, Tosha Webster of Montgomery AL, Joanna Webster of Indianapolis IN, Larry Webster Jr. and Yashebia Robinson of Greenville MS, YN2 Ollien Robinson of Atsugi Japan, Omni Webster of Jacksonville FL, Lt. Col. Clarence Johnson, Jr., of Tucson AZ, Joi Jackson and Daniel Johnson of Waldorf MD, seventeen great-grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild.
Of her sisters and brothers, Isaac Austin, Roosevelt Austin, Harry Austin, Joe Louis Austin, and Johnnie Mae Austin preceded her in death. And on this earth is left Eugene Austin of Greenville MS, James Austin (Rosella) of Starkville MS, Hattie Mae Wallace of Chicago IL, Sadie Lee Garner of Greenville MS, and Bennie Austin of Chicago IL.
Wille Mae also left a loving and caring community in Daytona Beach, FL, including her neighbors for over 20 years; her “sister”, Vanester Lewis; and her best friend, Lillian Nelson.
Willie Mae’s greatest joys later in her life was her family, especially her great-granddaughters Ta’Niyah Webster and Clare Jackson. Willie Mae also truly enjoyed daily giving her daughter, Gloria Johnson, cooking advice.