Billy Joe Weeks Sr., 74, of Shaw passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Allegiance Specialty Hospital in Greenville.
Visitation was from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Cleveland Funeral Home.
A Celebration of Life Service followed at 2 p.m. in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Shaw Cemetery. Reverend Pete Roncali officiated the service.
Billy was born on July 1, 1945, to Frankie Leroy and Lelia Bell (Tadlock) Weeks in Sunflower County. He attended Riverside Schools. He married Shirley Hicks on July 13, 1968. He worked most of his life for Delta area farmers. He was of the Baptist faith.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents Frankie and Lelia Weeks; brothers, Sammy Weeks, Thomas Weeks, Jimmy Weeks; and sister, Carolyn Wood.
He is survived by wife of 51 years, Shirley Hicks Weeks of Shaw; daughter, Sherry McMillon of Richland; son, Billy Joe “Bo” Weeks II of Shaw; daughter, Lelia Ann Cain of Pope; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Micah Whitehead, Christopher Whitehead, Marcus Whitehead, Tyler Green, Dennon Wood, and Frankie Roncali.
Honorary pallbearers were Nicholas Black and Austin Cain.
Online guest register may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.