Willie Twitty passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
He was a native of Rutherfordton, NC . He is the son of Pauline Twitty Berry of Morganton, NC and the late Willie Brown of Nashville,Tennessee. Willie received his education in the Rutherford County Schools. Willie worked at Griffin Tile and Mason and Anvil Knitwear.
Willie was always talking about the love of Jesus. He loved to sing. He loved going fishing. He loved to travel, and he loved to make people laugh. In his younger days, Willie loved to dance, dance, dance. He was a kindhearted and loving person. If there was anything he could do for you he would certainly do it. If he couldn’t, he would direct you to someone who could.
Willie was a member of Bethel Seventh Day Adventist Church. He sang in the Gospel Choir directed by the late Robert Poole. He also sang with Thomas Chapel Gospel Choir, City Wide Revival Choir, Nazareth First Baptist Gospel Choir, and BibleWay Gospel Choir in Greer, SC.
He was preceded in death by uncles; Thomas Twitty and Lynch Twitty, aunts; Mary Jane Tucker (Ralph), Lois Miller (Pearson), Frances Miller (Lee Alfred), Mary Lizzie Twitty and Myrtle Bush (Bert) all of Rutherfordton, NC. Mother-in-law, Julia Roberts (Warren), Brothers-in-law; Ray Roberts (Josephine) and Warren Roberts Jr. aka Pedro (Barbara), Constance Gist, cousins; Jeanette Suber (David), Annie-Nora Gaither (James), Nathaniel Miller, Pearson Miller, and Mary-Lou Cannnady (Nathaniel) .
Surviving family left to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of twenty-four years Jean Roberts Twitty, step-sons; Dean Roberts, Daniel Wilkins of Asheville, NC and Derrick Wilkins of Riverside, CA, and daughter Mariah Richardson of Asheville, NC., sister; Pearline Twitty, and nephew Christopher Cower of Morganton, NC., grandson; Noah Suber, granddaughter; Tierney Wilkins, and great granddaughter; Zailee Suber of Asheville, NC., brother-in-law; Michael Roberts(Brenda) of Largo, MD and sisters-in-law; Juanita Roberts, Sherion Holt, Gypsy Creaseman, Pearly-Anne Kyles, Brenda and Kathy Gilliam, and a host of beloved relatives, cousins, friends, and neighbors.