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Willie J Wilborn

May 29, 1938 ~ August 15, 2018 (age 80)

A homegoing celebration for Mr. Willie James Wilborn of Tampa, Florida who went home to be with the Lord on, Wednesday August 15, 2018 will be held Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at New Progress Missionary Baptist Church, 3307 E. Shadowlawn Ave, Bishop Michelle B. Patty, officiating. The internment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery. Willie James Wilborn was born May 29, 1938 in Clayton, Alabama to parents, John Robert Wilborn and Vinnie Lee Parmer. He was preceded in death by his son, Anthony Ricardo Wilborn, as well as a loving and caring big brother and sister, James Wilborn and Mollie Johnston Spidell and in-laws, Annie and Jessie Byrd and Levi Breedlove. He received Christ at an early age at New Bethel Church in Clayton, Alabama. His education started in Barbour County, Alabama and continued throughout his life. He came to Tampa, Florida in 1954 and worked various jobs in warehouses and supply positions. He retired from Standard Marine Supply Company in 2003. Willie leaves cherished and fond memories with his wife, Gertrude (Breedlove) Wilborn; daughters, Yolanda, Valerye and Mae Wilborn; son, Darryl Wilborn; granddaughter, Euonia "Nikki" Wilborn (Byron) Brown all of Tampa, FL; great-grandsons, Byron and Brandon Brown of St. Petersburg, FL; great-grand daughter, Abyrah Brown of Tampa, FL and a very special great-granddaughter, Lyrik Courtney of Decatur, Georgia; sisters, Annie Graham of Detroit, MI, and Emma McNabb of Akron, OH; brother, John Wilborn of Waldorf, Maryland; brother-in-law, Levi Breedlove Jr. of Malone, FL; sisters-in law, Lillie Milbry, Artrye (Prince) Green of Tampa, FL, Mattie (Willie) Tarver of Chicago, IL; nieces, Myra, Cheryl, and Pamela Milbry, Deidra Green all of Tampa, FL. Gail, Celeste, and Cynthia (Breedlove) Tarver of Chicago, IL, Diane (Bobby) Waters, Bobbie McNabb, Christine Stallworth, of Akron, Ohio, Catherine McNabb of Los Angeles, CA, Diane Davenport of Southfield, MI; nephews, William Jackson, Reginald Milbry, Fredrick, Sedrick and Timothy Green all of Tampa, FL, Michael Jackson of New York, Eric Breedlove of Irving, TX and Rev. Kevin Breedlove of Mobile, AL; Collie Sr. (Shirley), Eddie Sr. (Yvonne), James (Genice) Johnston, all of Akron, OH; cousin, Carrie Dell Burston of Tampa, FL; and a host of other relatives, friends and extended family. The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, August 24th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the church on Saturday for the service.

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