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JAMES H. WILLS, SR.

February 3, 1935 May 24, 2011
JAMES H. WILLS, SR.
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James Harold Wills, Sr., affectionately known as Bubba", was born February 3, 1935 in Chaneyville, MD; departed life on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. He was the third of ten children born to the late Harold and Mary Wills.Bubba attended Calvert County Public Schools. In his earlier years he was employed at Chalk Point. He later went on to pursue a career in the farming industry, which he was very passionate about. He farmed until his health no longer allowed him to do so. Even then he continued to grow his garden. Bubba was a very hardworking, dedicated man. His dedication and biggest priority was to his family. He loved them more than anything. On any given day you could find him out in the picnic area with his family, sitting under the tree, with a long sleeve shirt on; regardless of the temperature. Bubba also loved fast cars. He would always take his kids to BuddsCreek to watch the races. He was crazy about his Camaro. The Redskins was his favorite team. On Sundays, he would be in the house, in his favorite chair, watching the game. His favorite hymn was "The Last Mile of the Way." On occasion, he would sing it to his family. Despite his illness, he never once complained. Even in his hospital bed, when asked how he was doing, he always replied, "Best I Can."He was united in holy matrimony to Shirley Elizabeth Wills. From that union, twelve children were born. Bubbas memory will always be cherished by those he leaves behind: a devoted wife, Shirley; two sons, James, Jr. (Lurue) and Joseph, Sr. (Justine); seven daughters, Jacqueline (William), Valerie (Gralyn), Deneen(Forrest), Sheila (Sherman), Bernadette (Dwan), Coretta, and Bridgette; two brothers, Everett and Robert; one sister, Mattie; father-in-law, William; three brothers-in-law, Henry, Forrest and Enoch; sisters-in-law, Yvonne, Ephonia, Lilian, Dorothy, Mable, Ophillia, Veronica, Theresa, and Verlene; 36 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by sons, John, Ervin and Baby Wills; parents, Harold and Mary; brothers, Leroy, George and John; sisters, Doris, Mary Frances and Helen; mother-in-law, Catherine; sisters-in-law, Betty Jean and Vivian: brothers-in-law, William, Paul and Howard: great granddaughter, Miyana.


Cemetery:

Ernestine Jones Cemetery 3000 Dalrymple Road Chesapeake Beach, MD, 20732 (map/driving directions)

Visitation:

6:00PM to 8:00PM on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD, 20678 (map/driving directions)

10:00AM to 11:00AM on Friday, June 3, 2011 at Bethel Way of the Cross Church 5445 Cherry Hill Road Huntingtown, MD, 20639 (map/driving directions)

Service:

11:00AM on Friday, June 3, 2011 at Bethel Way of the Cross Church 5445 Cherry Hill Road Huntingtown, MD, 20639 (map/driving directions)

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