Willie Mae Head

July 28, 1935 — December 13, 2020

Willie Mae Head

Ms. Willie Mae Head, 85, passed away on December, 13, 2020.

 

Visitation

Saturday, December 19, 2020

11am - 1pm

 

Celebration of Life

Saturday, December 19, 2020

1pm

 

True Bible Baptist Church

4101 Amherst St. - Des Moines, Iowa 50313

 

*CDC guidelines will be followed with masks required during the Visitation and Celebration of Life.  Up to 20 individuals will be able to attend the Celebration of Life Service.  Social Distancing will strongly be encouraged.

 

Willie Mae (Smith) Head was born on July 28, 1935 to Peter   Marshall and Littie Mae Godfrey, in Log Town, Louisiana.  At a young age her family relocated to Manhattan, New York, where she graduated from high school. 

Throughout her life, Willie worked several jobs.  While in Des Moines she worked as a Bus Aide for the Des Moines Public School District until she retired in 2007.  In her free time Willie Mae enjoyed knitting, crocheting and quilting.  She was also an exceptional cook who made a mean Sock-it-to-me cake.  Her stuffing and broccoli cheese casserole were also welcome sights at the dinner table.  From time to time she would also keep her mind sharp by doing word searches, crossword puzzles and playing  solitaire. Willie was very much family oriented and welcomed “short” visits from family unless you were one of her grandchildren.

Willie passed away on December 13, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis G. Head; her parents Peter and Littie Mae, two grandchildren and siblings, Arthur Marshall, Samuel Smith, Edward Smith, Marion Smith, Mary Louise Gladney, Emma Holmes, Lillie Mae Daniels and Lula Mae Buchanan. 

Left to cherish Willie Mae memory are her children Cloteal Carr, Linda (Robin) Duncan, Carolyn King, James (Patricia) Head Sr., Bruce (Michelle) Head Sr. and Sharon (Kevin) Bell, 18 grand children, 46 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. 

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, December 19, 2020

11:00am - 1:00pm

Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home

3500 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Starts at 1:00pm

True Bible Baptist Church

4101 Amherst St, Des Moines, IA 50313

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