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Iester E. McWillie

January 18, 1958 ~ February 14, 2021 (age 63)


Iester Cary McWillie born January 18, 1958, to the late Mr. Raymond & Yvonne Cary of Lena, MS. 

Iester joined Rising Chapel MB Church at an early age, and remained a member until she departed this life on February 14, 2021.  She was a faithful member of the choir and served on the food committee. She received her diploma from Murphy High School in Walnut Grove, MS. 

She  worked at Leake Memorial Hospital for 27yrs as a CNA and later a stockroom clerk.  After retiring, she began home care. She was very passionate about taking care of others and those that just needed a helping hand.   

Iester was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Anderson McWillie on October 25, 1980.  Their unity blessed them with 2 children Anthony and Erica. 

She leaves to cherish her loving memory 2 children, Anthony(Tiffany) McWillie Carthage, MS and Erica (Lavell) Bufkin of Carthage; Mother Yvonne Cary; 3 sisters Latonya Cary, Bonnie Ficklin, Alberta Ragsdale all of Carthage; 3 brothers Billy (Maxine) Cary, James (Relenna) Cary, Gary (Mavis) Cary; Six grand children, Dontavious McWillie, Exavyor Everett, Zachery McWillie, Dacura Bufkin, Brisyn McWillie and Prinstin Bufkin and a multitude of nieces, nephews, friend and family.

She is preceded in death by her husband Dean McWillie and her Father Raymond Cary.

Please keep the McWillie Family in your prayers.

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February 19, 2021

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Whitehead Funeral Services and Cremation
600 Old Canton Rd.
Carthage, MS 39051

Funeral Service
February 20, 2021

1:00 PM
Rising Chapel MB Churc
Hwy 13N
Lena, MS 39094

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