Willie L. Paschal: Sept. 17, 2017

Published 2:53 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2017

AMERICUS — Funeral services for Mr. Willie Lee Paschal of Americus, Ga., will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at Friendship Baptist Church. Reflections will be given by his son, Mr. William Stanley Paschal and burial will follow in the Andersonville National Cemetery. The remains will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the services. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Bethesda Baptist Church, AØA Fraternity, Educational Foundation or the Magnolia Manor Nursing Center.

Mr. Willie Lee Paschal, a lifelong resident of Sumter County, Georgia, and one of eight children, was born on May 9, 1926, to the parentage of the late Mr. Bowie Lee Paschal and the late Mrs. Mary Lou Jackson Paschal. He was a 1944 graduate as class valedictorian from A.S. Staley High School and entered as a freshman at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga. In 1945, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged with Victory, Good Conduct and Occupational Medals in 1946. In 1947, he reentered Morehouse College and was initiated into Alpha Rho Chapter of Alpha Psi Alpha Fraternity and in 1949 he graduated. From 1949-1987, he began his educational career in the Georgia public schools. In 1962, he married Miss Eloise Richardson, his devoted wife, and in 1964, their son, William Stanley was born. From 1950-2015, he was a community worker and a member of many community boards.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted wife, Mrs. Eloise R. Paschal; his loving son, Mr. Stanley (Dr. Lori) Paschal; two brothers, Dr. James (Zelma) Paschal and Mr. Douglas (Melba) Paschal; one sister, Mrs. Vivian (Joseph) Fitzhugh; three grandchildren, Xavier M. Molette, Grant E. Paschal and Drew J. Paschal; a brother-in-law, Dr. Luns Richardson; a sister-in-law, Ms. Carolyn Nelson; nine nieces and  nephews, Kandace (Jeff) Carty, Sharon Paschal, Jacqueline Bannerman, Alan Meadows, Joseph B. Fitzhugh, Deborah Paschal, Linda Scipito-Stewart, Maret Lewis and Roshonda Scipito; other relatives and friends also survive.

Barnum Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of these arrangements.