Strong Civil Rights Leader Dies

State Representative Willye F. Dennis was born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., March 14, 1926. She was a Democratic Member of the Florida House of Representatives’ 15th District, 1993-99. She resigned in 1999. She was a delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida in 1996. She is a member of the NAACP and Delta Sigma Theta.

Arrangements are entrusted to: Lewis-Smith Mortuary, Inc. (6665 New Kings Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32209).

Viewing/Visitation: Friday, March 17, 2012, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church (3738 Winton Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32208) from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Services: Saturday, March 18, 2012, Bethel Baptist Institutional Church (215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202), 11:00 a.m.

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