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Willie B. Meredith, Sr.

March 6, 1935 ~ January 27, 2019 (age 83)
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Willie B. Meredith, Sr., 83, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 10:13 A.M. January 27, 2019 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. He was born March 6, 1935 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to Andrew and Marie (Montgomery) Meredith.

Willie is survived by his seven children, Gloria Meredith of Mount Vernon, Mary Jane Meredith of Belleville, Illinois, Deanna Meredith of Atlanta, Georgia, Robert Ward of Mount Vernon, Willie B. Meredith, Jr. of Marion, Illinois, Andrew Meredith and wife, Lavonda Porter, of Mount Vernon, and Joseph Meredith and wife, Darlene, of Mount Vernon and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Meredith was preceded in death by one son, Joseph William Meredith and his sister, Julia Mae Miller.

Willie proudly served his country in the United States Army and worked as a coal miner for Consolidated Coal in Sesser, Illinois.  He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

A visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Tim Goodwin officiating.  Interment will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois.  Members of the American Legion Post #141 will conduct Full Military Honors at the cemetery.

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