Willie Lee Everett, Sr., 79, of Hot Springs was born January 18, 1942 to James and Bulah Everett of Star City, Ark. He moved from this place to his heavenly home on June 15, 2021.
In death his parents precede him; and brothers James Evertt from Ohio, Walter Everett from Kansas City, and Junior Everett from Compton.
Early life included attending Star City High School and pursuing his love of music by performing in a local gospel quartet called “The Glory Waves”. During this performance period he met the love of his life, Rozena Smith, and they were married on December 23, 1962 in Star City, Ark. After moving to Hot Springs, he began his career with the Reynolds Company, where he distinguished himself as a maintenance staff, where he initially retired after 38 years of service. He would work as a security guard for the Oaklawn Racetrack for another three years.
While caring for his family for over two decades, he expanded his ministry in the Living Waters Church of God in Christ as a deacon for over 10 years. His active retirement included spending time with his family, watching his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers football team, fishing, and expressing his love for cars with laughing conversations over his red and white 1971 Ford F150 truck.
Willie will be remembered by his 58-year-old wife, Rozena Everett; and 11 children, James (Elizabeth) Everett, from Spokane, Washington, Lisa Everett, from Hot Springs, Ark., Margaret (Justice) McCallister, from Hot Springs, Ark., Willie JR. (Vicki) Everett, from Hot Springs, Ark., Laurie (Malcom) Smith, from Malvern, Ark., Huston Everett, from Minnesota, Kelley Everett, from Hot Springs, Ark., Kevin Everett, from Minnesota, Charla Everett, of Hot Springs, Ark., Crystal (LaJuan) Lambert, of Hot Springs, Ark., And Matthew Everett, of Hot Springs, Ark.
His immediate and extended families include his only brother, Leroy Everett, of Hot Springs, Ark., His two sisters, Irma Jean Graves, of Hot Springs, Ark., Ernestine Bush of Chicago, Illinois, 31 grandchildren; various great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Lots of aunts; Uncle; Nieces; Nephews; Cousins; and friends.
Special thanks go to the Chi St. Vincent Staff of Hot Springs, Ark.
The tour will take place on Monday, June 21, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Carrigan Memorial Funeral Service. The funeral will take place on Tuesday June 22, 2021 at the Living Waters Church of God In Christ, 306 Grove St, Hot Springs, AR 71901, under the direction of Superintendent David L Withers.
The guest list is located at https://www.carriganmemorial.com.
The organization is entrusted to Carrigan Memorial Funeral Services.