Fallen Hero: SSG Hulan Willis (Ret)


Funeral Home


10 AM Friday, September 22, 2023, Hope Indian Baptist Church


2 PM Sunday, September 24, 2023, Hope Indian Baptist Church, 207 WILLIS ROAD, Choctaw, MS


Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on September 18, 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  SSG Hulan Willis, who had served within the  298th Support Battalion has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. 

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:  

Funeral services for Mr. Hulon Willis will be held at 2 PM Sunday, September 24, 2023 at Hope Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Travis Willis and Deacon Williamson Isaac officiating. Interment will be in Hope Indian Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 AM Friday, September 22, 2023 at Hope Indian Baptist Church. John E. Stephens Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  

Mr. Willis, 66, passed away Monday, September 18, 2023 at his home. He lived most of his life in the Pearl River Community. He was a Security Supervisor at the Casino and he was in the National Guard. He was a member of Hope Indian Baptist Church, and his hobbies were reading and watching football. He loved the New Orlean Saints.  

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Bell Wilson Willis; parents, Claude Yates Willis and Gladys May Tubby Willis; daughter, Shannon Rose Willis; son, Marcus Landon Willis; sisters, Caroline Morris, Jennie Roa, Norma Jean Willis; brother, Gillis Willis.  

Survivors include his sisters, Annie Sue Noah, Marilyn Tucker, Sandra Kay Weaver, Vanessa Pam McMillan; brothers, Hubert Lee Willis, Travis Willis; (8) grandchildren; (2) great-grandchildren; great uncles, Billy Smith and Roy Smith.