EAST PRAIRIE - Jessup Earl Ukiah Willis, 4-year-old son of Jessie Earl and Beria Renee Hale Willis of East Prairie, died at 7:15 a.m. Nov. 28, 2003, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He was born Aug. 13, 1999, in Sikeston.
Survivors in addition to his parents include: two sisters, Paige Danielle Willis and Teri Loran Willis of the home; paternal grandparents, Anita Faye Willis and Clifford Dewayne Duty of East Prairie; maternal grandparents, Retta Renee Hale of Wyatt and Christopher Eugene Vinson of Bertrand; paternal great-grandparents, Jake and Helen Jacobs of East Prairie; and his maternal great-grandparents, Lawrence and Mary Lou Vinson of Wyatt.
Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Shelby Funeral Home, where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday with Sonny Jackson, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: Cory Weakley, Albert Smith, Leo Hale, Terry Duty and Glen Merryman.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Jamie Meeks, Gary Lee Coffer and Tony Branam.