Willie Lee Shanklin Jr.
Willie Lee Shanklin Jr.

December 27, 1947 - May 16, 2018
Born in Macon, Mississippi
Resided in Vaux Hall, New Jersey
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Willie Shanklin b.k.a Flooney was born December 27 ,1947 in Macon, Mississippi to Mary Bell Ross & to the late Willie Shanklin Sr…" Flooney" was one of the five blessings received by his parents! He is survived by his sister Sarah Bell Ross, & he has gone to join his siblings Lillie Pearl Shield, Henry Lee Ross, and Willie James Shanklin at his final resting place.
As a young boy growing up "Flooney" gave himself to Oak Grove Church. He attended school in Macon, Mississippi which was followed by a career in construction. His work in construction later led him to New Jersey. In between construction jobs he began working at a factory where he later met his wife Marie Stewart. Soon after "Flooney" started construction with his local 702 while also dabbling in bartending on the side!
We all knew "Flooney" as a family man! He is survived by his eight children Willie “Peanut” Shanklin (Celeste), Christine Shanklin -Gray, Renee Shanklin, Willie “Jody” Shanklin, Michael Simonson, Angela Shanklin, Mark Simonson, & John Shanklin. "Flooney" has a host of grandchildren (28), great grandchildren (16), & nieces and nephews.
"Flooney" certainly had a heart of gold and touched many people & EVERYONE knew it! If he had it, you had it! One thing's for sure and two thing's are certain Flooney was a great man, Dunkin Donuts will never have another customer like him, & HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED!

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Visitation
Pilgrim Baptist Church
77 Morris Ave
Summit, New Jersey USA 07901
Friday, May 25, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Service
Pilgrim Baptist Church
77 Morris Ave
Summit, New Jersey USA 07901
Friday, May 25, 2018
7:00 PM