Antique Vintage 04

Willie "Uncle Pie" James Eldridge

August 5, 1938 ~ November 11, 2020 (age 82)


Willie James Eldridge, 82, passed away on November 11, 2020. He was born in Selma, Alabama on August 5, 1938 to the late George F. and Annie Lee Washington Eldridge.  Willie graduated from Central High School in June 1960.  He became ill as a young man and never fully recovered.  He leaves to cherish his memory brothers Frank, George (Carolyn Sue), Johnnie (Joyce Ann), of Ft. Wayne and A.C. (Juanita) Eldridge of Wesley Chapel, FL and sisters Ethel Brewer, Anne Bryant of Ft. Wayne and sister Joanne Eldridge (Darryl) Tucker of Sheffield Lake, OH.  Willie was preceded in death by brothers Glenn, Charlie and Bishop Clarence Eldridge and sister Ernesteen Smith.  Nieces Elizabeth Howard, Diane and Caroline Brewer were also very close to Willie.  Willie affectionately known as “Uncle Pie” has a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins who will also cherish his memory.  A private memorial service will be held for the immediate family.  All COVID-19 protocols and restrictions will be strictly followed.  Please take the time to hold your family members close and tell them that you love them.  The family would like to thank the medical professionals and staff at the Byron Health Center for the care and comfort that was given to Willie over the years.  Memorial services will be handled under the care of Nelson Memorial Gardens.

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