Funeral services for Mr. Willie Roosevelt Bady, Jr., age 66 of Ft. Lauderdale Florida formerly of Smithville, Georgia, will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12:00 Noon at the Green Grove Baptist Church in Smithville with Rev. Hosie Waters officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Mr. Willie Roosevelt Bady, Jr., affectionately called “Lil Willie”, was born on August 9, 1950 in Smithville, GA to the parentage of Mr. Willie Roosevelt Bady, Sr. and Mrs. Postell Harvey Rivers Bady, who precede him in death. He is the sixth of ten children. He attended the public schools of Lee County in Leesburg, Georgia and received his diploma from the Job Corp Center in Townsend, Tennessee.
After graduating from Job Corp, Willie moved to Rochester, New York, where he worked for several years before relocating to Atlanta, Georgia where he was employed with Bankhead Enterprise and Ace Box Company.
In the early 80’s he moved back to Smithville and accepted positions with Glover Foods, Shiver Lumber Company, and Davidson Rubber Company in Americus. In 1993, Willie moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was employed with Goodwill Industries as a Fork lifter operator.
At an early age, Mr. Bady realized that he would face numerous obstacles in life, therefore, he confessed Jesus Christ as his personal savior and joined the Green Grove Baptist Church and was baptized by the late Reverend Champ Waters. After joining the church, he attended vacation bible school, Sunday school, and other church programs on a regular basis.
On Saturday, October 15, 2016, his soul left to be with his savior in his heavenly home.
One sister, Ms. Mae Francis Rivers, six brothers, Matthew Rivers, Mr. Ed Rivers, Sr., Mr. Sammie Rivers, Sr., Mr. Paul Bady, Mr. Charles Bady, and Mr. David Bady precede him in death.
Left to treasure fond memories are his companion, Cheryl, Fort Lauderdale; two sons, Dayrl Goober, Americus; Marquis Bady, and one daughter, Chabreka Bady, both of Fort Lauderdale; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Covin (Andrew) and Dr. Delphine Bady McGrady, Smithville; one grandson, Tyran Goober, Americus; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Vera Rivers, and Mrs. Ilean Bady, Smithville; an aunt, Dr. Annie Jewel (Ann) Dismuke and her three daughters (Joyce, Minnette, and Tonya (Pastor Keith), Fort Lauderdale; former sister-in law, Ms. Beverly Bady, Atlanta, GA; loyal nephew, Don Rivers, Smithville; loyal neice, Faychal Rivers Brown, Americus. Additional survivors include a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and an awesome neighbor/friend, Ms. Clarshy Simms, Fort Lauderdale.