Willie "Phenix" Warren

Died: Sat., Apr. 7, 2018

Homegoing Service

1:00 PM Sat., Apr. 14, 2018
Location: First Baptist Church ~ Alabama City

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…..and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phillipians 4:7


Mr. Willie “Phenix” Warren, Jr. was born on January 1, 1942 in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama to the union of Willie Warren, Sr. and Catherine Warren.

Willie attended school in the Gadsden City School System, graduating from Carver High School Class of 1960.

Willie confessed Christ at an early age, becoming a member of First Baptist Church, Alabama City, under the leadership of Rev. E. L. Gary. Willie remained a faithful servant at First Baptist Church until his health began to fail.

Willie was employed at Baptist Memorial Hospital, now Gadsden Regional Hospital, for three years. Soon after, he began employment with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, where he remained a dedicated employer until his retirement in 2002.

Willie was the father of one loving son, Demetrius E. Fowler.  He was married to Barbara J. Stoudemire of Centreville, Alabama and to this union was born one beautiful daughter, Tamela “Tammy” Warren. 

On, January 10th of this year, Willie and Barbara celebrated 52 years of marriage, a bond that will be forever cherished.

Willie served as President of the Progressive Club in Gadsden, which served as a service organization started by a group of men who wanted to make a difference in our community.

Willie, affectionately known as “Phenix” was a wonderful brother, uncle, husband, father and grandfather, who maintained a close relationship with all of his family members.   

Willie was preceded in death by his loving parents, Willie & Catherine Warren, Sr. and his sister, Myrtle Young.

Willie leaves to cherish his loving memories, his loving and devoted wife, Barbara Warren; his daughter, Tammy Warren, Montgomery, AL; his son, Demetrius E. Fowler, Antioch, CA; loving grandson, Everett Keith Warren, Montgomery, AL; sibling, Billy Joe (Vickie) Warren; mother-in-law, Elnora Stoudemire, Centreville, AL; brothers-in-law, Larry Stoudemire, Gardendale, AL, Kagie “Butch” Stoudemire, Centreville, AL; sister-in-law, Deborah Lyles of Georgia;  very special niece, Betty Miller; special family friend and neighbor, Mary Wise, as well as a special family friend, Jimmie Leonard and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

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Benita Harrell-Jemison
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are extended to your family. May God comfort you.

Tillisa Whorton
   Posted Thu April 12, 2018

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Lionel and Michelle, Chambersburg, PA.

We were saddened to hear about the loss of our dear friend Phenix; we will always have fond memories of him. Praying for your peace and comfort during this time. Love you Barb and Tammy. Lionel and Michelle, Chambersburg, PA

Tiashaun McCollough
   Posted Mon April 16, 2018
This news broke my heart.😢 Mr. Warren will truly be missed. He was like the Grandpa that I never had so that means he was like my family. I can remember him saying yeah that person is somebody to know! Well, he was somebody to know in a good way. 😃 I'll never forget him and our long talks he always kept me laughing. Demetrius honestly gets that trait from him. Until we meet again Rest in Paradise ❤ you always. Mrs.Warren, Tammy and Everett your in my prayers. Love you too.

J Baker
   Posted Thu May 17, 2018
Grief can be so hard, but our cherished memories help us cope. Hold tight to those memories…. Lean on each other for support…. And look to God’s word the Bible, for comfort and strength. James 4:8 encourages; “Draw close to God, and He will draw close to you.”

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