2017-10-18 / Obituaries

Willie O’Briant


Willie O’BriantWillie O’BriantWillie O’Briant, age 97, of 901 Ridge Road, Roxboro, and formerly of 129 Puryear Street, died Saturday night, Oct. 14, 2017 at Roxboro Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Ms. O’Briant was born July 8, 1920 in Person County, daughter of the late Major and Lucinda Solomon Walker.  
She was formerly employed at Longhurst Cotton Mill and Roses Department Store and was a member of Longhurst United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son-in-law, Danny Murphy of Roxboro; one granddaughter, Mary Marcia Brown of Florida; and two grandsons, Jason Morrell of Atlanta, Georgia and Chase Chandler of Roxboro.
In addition to her parents, Ms. O’Briant is preceded in death by two daughters, Jo Anne Crittenton and Marcia Crittenton; and two sisters, Nannie Mae Knott and Addie Mae Carter.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 17, in the Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Norma Roberts officiating.  Interment followed in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.      
Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham Road, Roxboro, NC 27573.  Online condolences may be made at stricklandandjonesfs.com.


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