The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday morning, May 28, 2011 at the St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Corner of Russell & Johnson Streets, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Reverend Rodney Duncan will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery.
Willie Kertis Jolly was born May 15, 1959 in Ideal, Macon County, Georgia to the late Miss Lessie L. Ellis and the late Elgie Jolly. He was preceded in death by four siblings, Thelma Jolly, Betty Ann Butler, Cornelia “Nita” Ellis and W. C. Jolly. He was educated in the public school systems of Macon County, Georgia where he attended D. F. Douglass High School and Cook County, Illinois where he attended Marshall High School.
Willie was lovingly called “Jolly”, “Kertis” and “Uncle” by his beloved family and friends. He was a merry and cheerful person that love his family unconditionally.
Survivors are four sisters, Annie Ellis, Perry, Georgia, Anner Pearl Law (Richard), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Margaret Harris, Montezuma, Georgia, Rosie Lee Jolly, Chicago, Illinois and a loving and devoted nephew reared as a brother, Eddie Ellis (Hattie), Oglethorpe, Georgia; aunt, Wilma Jolly, Atlanta, Georgia; great aunt, Jossie Meadows, Oglethorpe, Georgia; devoted friends, Paul Dail, Roy Barker, Donnie McDonald, Walter Payne, Doug Hawk and Dot Hawk all of Montezuma, Georgia; special friends, Gwendolyn Joiner and son, G. Joiner, both of Montezuma, Georgia; and a host of nieces and nephews including, Tara, Tawanda, Kimberly, LaShonda, Anthony, Jeffrey, Timothy, and Michael; and a host of great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends.
U GONE BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN BECAUSE WHEN EVER U MEET A PERSON U ALL WAYS HAVE SOMETHING GOOD TO SAY
CONNIE & LARRY PERKINS
May the Lord gives you strength during your time of bereavement. Will miss you Jolly. God got something better for you up there.
Yolanda Harris Akine family
To the family of Kertis, We are greatly saddened to hear of his passing. We will greatly miss him. He was a special friend to us. We will always cherish his friendship. may God bless and comfort the family.
Vicki Nelson,Dot and Doug Hawk, Montezuma,Ga
To the Jolly Family,May God be with you in these time of your sorrows. May God be with you all. jolly I will miss you and all of your folliness, you were a very crazy friend and i will never forget the crazy things you would say.
Gail Melvin Rumph-Rest In Peace.
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow may looking back in memory help comfort you because when someone we love becomes a memory the memories become a treasures stay strong GOD got your back
Ophelia Waters & Family
mourning the loss of a friend keeping the family in prayer GOD bless you
Willie Albert Fegans
Kertis was a kind and gentle man with a big heart and a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed.
Terry and Brenda Oglesby
Just a note to let you all know that we will greatly miss "Kertis". He was a friend to all. We will cherish his friendship. His death saddens us greatly. May God the family and our prayers are with ya'll
The Hawk Family--Dot Hawk, Vicki Nelson, Doug Hawk,Jr. and Jessica Hawk
mr.willie kertis jolly you are sadly missed but we know you are in a better place R.I.P
Bobby Ann Hill-McCrary
to the family, you have my deepest sympathy. just remember:For this God for ever and ever, he will be our guide to the end. this is Willie classmate
Sandra Mckenzie Hillard (1978)
My heart felt prayers go out to all the family of Kertis. He always had a way to make you smile just being around him. His memory will live on with all those who knew him.
May 'GOD' keep the family in perfect peace.
Brenda Roberts Ellis