Willie Dean Mark departed this life on October 28, 2020, at Good Samaritan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Orleans, LA. She was 78 years old and was affectionately known as “Dean” to her family and friends. Willie Dean was born on August 2, 1942 in Sandy Hook, Mississippi. She was educated in Walthall County School System and graduated from JJ Gulledge Memorial High School in Tylertown, Mississippi. Willie Dean was baptized at an early age in Mississippi. She was a member of Mount Rock Baptist Church in New Orleans for over 30 years.
She is the loving mother of Robert Mark and Mary Legard. She is the sister of Isaac Mark, Geneva Fergurson, Luverta Davis, and Elvira Young. Sister in law of Manervia Mark, and Leonteen Mark. Grandmother of Randell Mark, Shantell Mark Guy (Charles Sr.), Gennesaret Mark Henry (Kinder), Mornear Mark Sr (Kierra), Shimshi Mark Ross (Kentrick), Robert, Ronnie, Robin Brown, and Ezekial Jacob. Great – grandmother of Kamerie Gordon, Brielle, Bella, Serenity, Mornear Jr., Antonisha, Carl, Cameron, Ashanti, Jayden Mark, Precious and Alexis Major, Chris Small, Derrick Simmons Jr., Imani Simmons, Kei’Mone Carmouche, O’Ryan Allen, Mari Jones, Rari, Tarina, and Amari Brown. Also left to cherish Willie Dean’s memory are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Willie Dean is preceded in death by her parents Otis and Olevia Mark, her siblings Sylvester, LC, Percy, Otis Mark, Alberta Lewis, and Almae Johnson. Her granddaughter Latisha Mark, brother in law, Troy Davis, and her son in law Conwell Legard.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Faith Walkers Church located at 1240 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., in New Orleans, LA., at 11 a.m. The visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Pastor Joshua Osbey host pastor, and Minister Jordan L. Robinson Sr., officiating. Interment will follow at Second Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Sandy Hook Mississippi.
Due to COVID – 19, everyone in attendance MUST wear a face mask or other proper facial covering and practice social distancing.
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