Willy Looney was born on January 24, 1952 to the late Carrie Mae Boyd in Ragland, Alabama. On, Thursday, September 16, 2021, the angels of mercy came and gently closed his eyes and took him to his eternal home.
His auntie Mary Looney in Odenville, Alabama raised Willy. He attended Ruben Yancy Elementary & middle school in Ashville, Alabama. Willy was 13 years old when he moved to Detroit, MI.
Willy worked many years as security guard for Fellowship Chapel Church under Reverend William Anthony Senior.
Willy enjoyed many things in life but Basketball, Cooking, and Bowling were just a few of his hobbies.
Willy leaves to cherish his memories, his son William Wilburn and daughter-in-law LaRita Wilburn of Detroit, MI; three granddaughters Makia Wilburn, Breauna Wilburn and Crishanya Wilburn; great-grandson Malachi Wilburn, as well as his two brother’s Harold Looney and Michael Edwards Sr. His niece Stephanie Lancaster and his nephew Darrell Edwards and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews and other family and friends.
His mother Carrie Mae Boyd, his sister’s Yvonne Edwards and Patricia Edwards as well as his nephew Michael Edwards Jr. preceded Willy in death.
Poems to be added:
Dad, I cherish all of the wonderful memories we have together. I know you are no longer suffering here on earth. Tell mom I said hello and I miss her dearly. I know you and mom will be watching over us. You will forever be in my heart.
Love your son, William
Those we love do not go away; they walk beside us every day. Unseen, Unheard, but always near. So loved, so missed, so very dear.
It was a pleasure meeting you and spending the time we shared together, you were so funny and serious at the same time. You always made us laugh. You will truly be missed. Love, LaRita
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