Obituary: Mary Belle Hollis, 92, of Walkerville

June 28, 2023

Mary Belle Hollis

Obituary: Mary Belle Hollis, 92, of Walkerville

Mary Belle Hollis, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 23, 2023. She was born to Ferdnand and Beatrice (Richardson) Winfield, April 24, 1931, in Edmondson, Arkansas.

Mary is the mother of Willie Jones, Josephine Jones-Foxx, and Joyce Coleman.

Mary had a bubbly personality and always had a smile on her face, everyone she met loved her; she always kept them laughing and smiling. She was also one who didn’t accept anyone’s mess, she was an outspoken woman who didn’t hold her tongue and you always knew where you stood. She was also was very proud of the fact that she had a companion who was much younger than she was, and was sure to tell everyone that. Mary was also very proud of the fact that she lived as long and fully as she did.

Mary enjoyed crafting, decorating, gardening and baking in her free time. She was a simple woman, and found joy in the little things in life, but she loved to dress to impress. Her style was flashy with lots of bling, vibrant colors, and statement pieces. Mary will be remembered as a very loving and giving woman.

Mary was preceded in death by: her husband, Willie Hollis; sister, Martha Winfield; brothers, Roy Winfield and Charlie Laskins; son, Willie Jones; and her mother and father, Ferdnand and Beatrice (Richardson) Winfield.

Mary is survived by: her brother, Clyde (Vicky) Winfield; daughters, Josephine Jones-Fox, and Joyce Coleman; Grandchildren, Edward, Molaki, Shashu, and Willie; great grandchildren, Sierra, Eric, Onia, Declan, and Althea; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with expenses.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, July 7, 2023, at Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, King-Hart Chapel, 2370 N. 72nd Avenue, Hart. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home, with a luncheon immediately following. Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Walkerville, at a later date.

Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, King-Hart Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.