Esther “Merle” Willis Seago, 79, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Madison. Seago was born on Dec. 23, 1937, in Quitman, Ga., to Calvin W. Willis, Sr. and Nora Willis (Griffin).
Seago was of the Baptist faith and was a member of St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Lovett, Fl. She was a homemaker who loved sewing and being around family and friends.
Seago was preceded in death by her husband William Ray Seago; her father, Calvin W. Willis, Sr.; her mother, Nora Willis (Griffin); one sister, Nomie Strickland; and two brothers: Orion Willis and Ray Willis.
She is survived by two sons: Kevin Seago and Calvin Ashley Seago (Melanie) of Greenville; one brother, Calvin W. Willis, Jr.; three sisters: Nell Crosby, Jujaun Croft and Winifred Houghton; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
All arrangements are under the direction of Burns Funeral Home of Madison. An internment service will be held at Tallahassee National Cemetery at a later date.