June 21, 2019
MACON — Willie James Shambley, 67, died June 22, 2019, at his residence. Services will be at noon Saturday at Millers Chapel M.B. Church, with the Rev. Nathaniel Houston Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation is from 1-5 p.m. today at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. Lee-Sykes Funeral Home of Macon is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Shambley was born Jan. 30, 1952, in Noxubee County, to the late Jimmie Shambley and Annie C. Shambley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Orlene Maxwell. He is survived by his wife, Annie M. Shambley; children, Jennifer Beasley, Shalonda Joiner and Timmy Williams, all of Columbus, Lashundra Price and Derrick Williams, both of Macon; stepsons, Ricky Williams and Dennis Williams; brothers, Earnest B. Shambley of St. Louis, Missouri, Jessie J. Shambley and Joseph Shambley, both of Macon; sisters, Asalene Shambley and Mary L. Shambley; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Patrick Maxwell, Travis Maxwell, Michael Shambley, Antonio Patterson, Demetric Maxwell and Kendrick Smith.