OBITUARY

Leonard "Buddy" Williford

September 11, 1943June 4, 2018
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Visitation for Leonard E. Williford (or Buddy as his friends knew him), 74, will be held at 1:00pm, Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home followed by a celebration service at 2:00pm. Graveside service will immediately follow. Officiating will be Reverend Mike Stringer, Sr. and Reverend Michael Stringer, Jr.

Mr. Williford died Monday, June 4 2018 at the age of 74 after succumbing to the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born in Center, TX and was a resident of Shreveport, LA most of his life. He graduated from Jasper High School and attended East Texas Baptist University. Mr. Williford attended Queensborough Baptist Church where he was ordained as a deacon and married Sandra Foster. He was a member of Summer Grove Baptist Church where he was known as “Mr. Sunday School.” He worked professionally for AT&T for 33 years as a Production and Transportation Specialist. One of his great joys was serving on staff with Bro. Billy Crosby at Trinity Heights Baptist Church for 7 years. He was a wonderful, Godly husband and father. He loved everyone and was known for saying “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

Preceding him in death: Woodrow Williford (Father), Brooksie Oliver (Mother), Hazel Williford (Step-mother), two sisters, and two brothers.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Sandra Foster Williford of Shreveport, LA, son Bryan Williford, of Dallas, TX, four brothers, three sisters, a close aunt, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many precious friends.

Honoring Mr. Williford as pallbearers will be: Tommy and Rusty Williford, Johnny Cubley, Van Anderson, Sandy Thompson, and David Carmical.

Special thanks to Drs. Richard Haynie, Kurt Kamper, Gerardo Negron, and Corky Davis for their care and compassion.

The family requests that memorials may be made to Summer Grove Baptist Church or The Alzheimer’s Association.

We may have said goodbye, but it's not forever. The family can't wait for you to meet him in heaven!

  • FAMILY

  • Woodrow Williford, Father
  • Brooksie Oliver, Mother
  • Hazel Williford, Step-mother
  • Sandra Williford, Wife
  • Bryan Williford, Son
  • Mr. Williford was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. And he is also survived by two brothers, two sisters, a close aunt, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many precious friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tommy Williford
  • Rusty Williford
  • Johnny Cubley
  • Van Anderson
  • Sandy Thompson
  • David Carmical

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, June 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Leonard "Buddy" Williford

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Bob and Joni Rushing

June 12, 2018

Sandra and Family, We continue to remember you in thought and prayer. May his peace bring you comfort.

Phyllis San Angelo

June 8, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during the homecoming of your special angel.
May God give you comfort and strength now and always. We love you and are praying for you.
Phyllis San Angelo and Family

Phyllis San Angelo

June 8, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during the homecoming of your special angel.
May God give you comfort and strength now and always. We love you and are praying for you.
Phyllis San Angelo and Family

Mike and Marsha Stringer

June 6, 2018

We will forever be blessed and honored to have Buddy and Sandra as our friends.. For years God has brought us on a journey we were so fortunate to walk together at Summer Grove Baptist church and many years thereafter. We will miss Buddy so much but look forward to the day we will see him once again when we meet our Saviour face to face. It was a privilege to watch Sandra take such wonderful care of sweet “Bud”! We love you all and pray for the sweetness of the Lord to comfort you in the days ahead!

Edward Keasler

June 6, 2018

Lived next to these people for 30 plus years and never knew finer people. Have a lot of memories playing with our kids and all the years at church.

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