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5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN


Winnie Pearl King

July 6, 1924January 8, 2020

Winnie Pearl King, age 95, of Olive Branch, Mississippi passed away on Wednesday January 8, 2020. Winnie was born on July 6, 1924 in Glenwood, AR, to her late parents Oscar A. Huggins and Pearl Hughes Huggins. She was a member of Longview Heights Baptist Church.

Winnie was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Willis H. King and a granddaughter Janis Dobry. She is survived by her children; Billy C. King and his wife Reba, Patsy Dobry and her husband Mitchell, four grandchildren; Ron King and his wife Ladonna, Lisa King Wilson and her husband Alan, Kelli Shedd and her husband Fred, Denise Fletcher, ten great grandchildren; Emilee King Sparks and her husband Timothy, Jared King, Amber Shedd, Erin Shedd, Benjamin Shedd, Billy Wilson and his wife Annie Grace, Alyssa Wilson, Angel Wilson, Jessica Barker and her husband Jake, and Tori Fletcher.

The family will receive friends from 12pm until service time at 2pm, on Monday, January 13, 2020, at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119.

The family requests any memorial donations be made to Four Friends Special Needs Ministry at Longview Heights Baptist Church, 4501 Goodman Rd, Olive Branch, MS. 38654

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the King family.


  • Oscar A. Huggins and Pearl Hughes Huggins, Parents (deceased)
  • Willis H. King, Husband (deceased)
  • Janis Dobry, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Billy C. King (Reba), Son
  • Patsy Dobry (Mitchell), Daughter
  • Ron King (Ladonna), Grandson
  • Lisa King Wilson (Alan), Granddaughter
  • Kelli Shedd (Fred), Granddaughter
  • Denise Fletcher, Granddaughter
  • Emilee King Sparks (Timothy), Great Grandchild
  • Jared King, Great Grandchild
  • Amber Shedd, Great Grandchild
  • Erin Shedd, Great Grandchild
  • Benjamin Shedd, Great Grandchild
  • Billy Wilson (Annie Grace), Great Grandchild
  • Alyssa Wilson, Great Grandchild
  • Angel Wilson, Great Grandchild
  • Jessica Barker (Jake), Great Grandchild
  • Tori Fletcher, Great Grandchild

  • Four Friends Special Needs Ministry at Longview Heights Baptist Church, 4501 Goodman Rd, Olive Branch, MS. 38654


  • Family Will Receive Friends Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020


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Regina Thornburg

January 13, 2020

Winnie was a wonderful, sweet, caring and loving Christian lady. She was my mother's best friend and my friend as well. She would call my mother every day and say "Good Morning Sunshine". She was always upbeat and never complained about anything. She loved her family and friends and Jesus. She will be remembered with loving thoughts and missed dearly. I know she is spreading job in heaven. We are so thankful to have had her in our lives.

Wes Fletcher

January 9, 2020

Winnie was very loved by all and was my grandmother in-law for many years. She lived such a full life and will be missed by ALL! Sympathy and prayers to all of her large family members.

Jessica Barker

January 9, 2020

Thank you for being the woman who started it all. You have left such a legacy. Thank you for your strong will and kindness. Love you, babe.