Willie Veatrice Webster age 71 of Saint Paul passed away on May 30th, 2020. She was the seventh child of 14 siblings born to the late Reverend William and Ovie Webster on April 28, 1949 in Brickey, Arkansas. Willie was a child who rarely spoke, but when she did speak it was heard by all who surrounded her… Words of Wisdom came forth. In 1968, Willie graduated from Eliza Miller High School in West Helena, Arkansas and shortly thereafter traveled to Omaha, Nebraska. After one year, she moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota where she attended Saint Paul TVI School and received certification in Office Management. For 30 years, Willie worked for 3M as a Production Control Analysis. During her tenure with 3M, she received the Educational Award for Interpretation of Blueprints, Distinguished & Prominent Contribution to The Quality Emphasis & Process Award, 30 Years Appreciation of Loyal and Conscientious Service Award and others. After retirement, she began tutoring students from Kindergarten thru 3rd grade in math and reading at Barack and Michelle Obama Elementary School and Higher Ground Academy in Saint Paul.
Willie is preceded in death by her parents, three sisters: Patricia Ann Webster, Minnie Mae Richardson, and Reverend Dorothy Jean Webster, and two brothers: John Edward Webster and Kennedy Lynn Webster. She will be forever remembered by her daughter: Gwendolyn Faye Webster and grandchildren: Aleah Elizabeth Morris, Devin Michael Dale Morris, Amera Veatrice Morris, and Qaddara J’Le Peoples. Four sisters: Evangelist Lola Hughes, Mother Lottie McCaa, Virginia Young, and Elizabeth Webster, and four brothers: Frank Webster, Bennie Webster (Sue), Mayor Charles Webster, and William Earl Webster, and 19 nieces, 13 nephews, many grand and great grands, cousins, and many lifetime friends and church family members.
Visitation 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Saturday June 20th at the Spielman Mortuary, 344 W. University Ave., St. Paul. In accordance with recently updated MN Health Department regulations, we can now accommodate up to a maximum of 50 people in the mortuary at any time. Please be respectful and limit your time in the mortuary if it appears to be getting crowded. If you have a face mask we ask that you wear it while inside.