Willie Style Reaves, Jr. was born in Orlando, Florida on January 27, 1951 to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Style Reaves, Sr. He was a lifelong resident of Orlando, Florida. He was educated in the Orange County Public School System.
On Monday, March 29, 2021, God saw the road getting tough and the hills too high to climb. God whispered to Willie, “You’ve fought a good fight, you’ve finished your course, and you’ve kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for you a crown of righteousness.”
Willie was preceded in death by: his father – Willie Style Reaves, Sr.; brother – Carr Michael Reaves; grandfathers – Abraham (Candy) Reaves and Frank Hicks, grandmothers – Elizabeth Hicks and Minnie Smith; and 3 aunts – Lassie Brown, Annie Ruth Thomas, and Lillie Mae Smith.
He is survived by 2 sons – Anthony Williams (Nicky) and Willie Wright (Amanda); mother – Ethel Mae Reaves; 8 siblings – Norma Reaves-Jones, Cathy Griffin, Terry Coleman-Williams (Tony), Sandra Reaves, Benjamin Reaves, Lynette Oxendine, Janelle Ingram, and Enid Peterson; 4 grandchildren – Regina Wright, Lauryn Wright, Anthony Williams, Jr., and Anna Lisa Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews; a very special niece – Jackie Loving; his longtime childhood friend – Pastor Steve Woodson, and a host of cousins, friends, and neighbors.