Willie Sue Whittington was born on June 9, 1923 in D’Lo, Mississippi to Lona and Enoch Hutson. She graduated from Central High School in Jackson, Mississippi in 1942. She married James Herbert Whittington. Following their marriage, they moved to Pasadena, Texas where James Herbert worked for the Todd Ship Building Corporation.
In 1943, James Herbert joined the Navy and Willie Sue returned to Jackson to live with her parents. In 1945, their only child, Joel, was born in Jackson. They resided in Jackson until 1960. In 1960, James Herbert accepted a job at B.C. Rodgers and Sons Poultry Company in Morton, Mississippi. They worked at B.C. Rodgers & Sons until 1980 where James Herbert was the office manager and bookkeeper and Willie Sue was responsible for accounts receivables.
After they retired from B.C. Rodgers, they returned to Jackson in the early 1980’s. In Jackson, Willie Sue worked for Catherine’s Dress Shop for seventeen years. Her beloved husband, James Herbert, passed away in the early 1990’s. Following his death, her son, Joel, persuaded her to move to Gonzales.
In Gonzales, she resided at the Guadalupe Apartments where she lived independently 6 months prior to her illness. As a member of the Presbyterian Church, she was affiliated with The Women’s Auxiliary and also, The Gonzales Memorial Hospital Women’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, reading and being with her friends. Perhaps the most important, she loved Jesus and spent many hours in studying the Bible and in prayer with our Savior, Jesus Christ.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Gonzales Presbyterian Church. Following the memorial service, interment will be in the family plot at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, Mississippi. Her soul will remain with our Heavenly Father, Christ. The family would like to send their appreciation and thanks to the following people who provided such wonderful care: Dr. Eska, Dr. Dwyer, the Staff and Nurses at Memorial Hospital, Stella Greathouse, Nelda Hunt, Marsha Jacquett, Robert Yang and the many friends who touched her life. She will be greatly missed and will remain in the hearts of her loved ones. Arrangements under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home 906 St. Paul, Gonzales.