Willistine Walters Blackledge died peacefully on July 14, 2017, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. She was 90 years old.
Willistine was born on Oct. 1, 1926, in Jones County to Bardie Hodge Walters and Wilson Walters, who predeceased her. Her daughter Betty Susan Blackledge Saul also preceded her in death.
Willistine is survived by her loving husband of 71 years Winfred Leonard Blackledge and their three sons, Leonard (Linda) of Madisonville, Texas, Kenneth (Cindi) of Lake Dallas Texas, and Bobby (June) of Citrus Springs, Fla. Willistine has one sister, Nell Pullman, living in Blountstown, Fla. She was grandmother to eleven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Willistine loved gardening, cooking, quilting, crocheting and taking care of her family. Beloved wife, mother and grandmother be at peace.
Visitation will be held Monday from 5-8 p.m. at Memory Chapel. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Florence Cemetery.