Dec. 3, 1919-June 8, 2020

On Monday, June 8, 2020, the Lord allowed his ship of Zion to sail by NRMC and one of His soldiers stepped on board at 9:15 a.m.  Deacon Willie Piece Sr. crossed over peacefully with his daughters, Mary Davis and Margie Sowell, by his bedside. He was 100 years, six months and five days of age.

He leaves to cherish his legacy eight children, Annie Helaire (Jesse), Aaron Piece Sr. (Ola), Edwin Piece Sr. (Leona), Margie Sowells (Rufus), Martha Robinson, Mary Davis (Jerome), Gloria Sowell (Luther) and Brenda Roberson (Kenneth); son-in-law, Atlas Helaire II; daughters-in-law, Elizabeth Betty and Dorothy Piece; two sisters-in-law, Edna Brown and JoAnna Burton; special Godson, Darryl Burton (Julie); Godchild, Denise Williams; 37 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and 38 great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

Services will be Saturday, June 20 with a walk-through viewing from 9-11 a.m. at Abundant Life Center. Burial will follow at St. Matthew Baptist Church Cemetery, Melrose.