SIKESTON -- Willie B. Atkinson, 70, died June 1, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born April 9, 1936, in Houston, Miss., son of the late Damon Atkinson Sr. and Maggie Lue Moore Atkinson, he was of the Baptist belief and had lived in Missouri for over 30 years.
He was married to Mary Sue Conwell who survives of Vardamon, Miss.
Other survivors include: five sons, Fred Howell Thornton III, Isaac Atkinson, Joe L. Atkinson and Willie E. Atkinson of Vardamon and Kendall Atkinson of the state of Tennessee; five daughters, Dorothy N. Atkinson-Davis of Tennessee, Florinda N. Atkinson, Olivia J. Atkinson-Pratt, Shirley Atkinson-
Clark and Suzette Atkinson-Johnson of Vardamon; two sisters, Maggie Green and Doretha Eckles of Sikeston; and 14 grandchildren and four great-
He was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Visitation is from 1 p.m. Tuesday until time for services at 2 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston with Bobby Dean officiating.
Burial will follow in Sunset of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.
Williams Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.