Memorial service to be held for late Hollandale mayor

by Associated Press

Published: November 20,2013

Tags: city government, death, Helen Johnson, mayor, Melvin Willis Sr., obituary, Roy Schilling, town of Hollandale

HOLLANDALE — A memorial service is scheduled for tomorrow for Hollandale Mayor Melvin Willis Sr., who died Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 65.

City clerk Helen Johnson says Willis had taken medical leave Nov. 1. She says after being diagnosed with cancer, Willis was admitted to Anderson Medical Center in Meridian on Nov. 12.

The memorial service will be held at the Simmons Junior Senior High School Gymnasium in Hollandale.

Willis, who had occupied the mayor’s office since 2009 and was elected to a second term in June, also worked at Sunflower grocery in Hollandale until about 18 months ago. Owner Roy Schilling says his father hired Willis in the late 1960s.

Survivors include his wife, Lillie; a sister, two sons, a daughter and two grandchildren.

[RSS Feed] [del.icio.us]



To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.

POST A COMMENT

 

Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail

Our annual "Come See Us" magazine offers ideas for spots in Mississippi ranging from golf to culture to history to food. Click the photo for ideas, stories and access to the digital edition of this year's magazine.

Still planning that summer vacation?

Our annual "Come See Us" magazine offers ideas for spots in Mississippi ranging from golf to culture to history to food. Click the photo for ideas, stories and access to the digital edition of this year's magazine.

FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTER

Top Posts & Pages

%d bloggers like this: