Willie “B.” Budden Jr.

Willie “B.” Budden Jr.

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Death 25 Jan 2015 (aged 87)
Burial Harvins Crossroads, Sumter County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 205887077 · View Source
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At the age of 87, Willie "" Budden Jr., father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, received a call at his home on Jan. 25, 2015. It was an offer he could not refuse. It was for an appointment from which he will not be returning. His assignment came with a great reward - to dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Willie was the name given at birth, but he was known best as "B." Simply "B." He had a spirit, soul, heart, conscience, and mind that made up a personality we all loved. His personality and faith gave him the chance to face death with courage. He did not lose to cancer. He beat cancer by the way he continued to live.

Budden was born, raised and educated in Sumter County. As a young man, he received an honorable discharge from the United States Army Air Force in 1947. While in the Army Air Force, he exceeded the standards of performing required duties and maintaining personal conduct. After his military service, he relocated to New York, where he lived for several years until he retired. At an early age, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was baptized at Enon Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a lifetime member. While residing in New York, he joined Canaan Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. After his retirement in New York, "B" came back home to South Carolina and re-established his fellowship with Enon, where he served as a Sunday school superintendent and on the usher and Enon's Men of God (EMOG) Ministries.

Budden never ran away from hard work. He worked on his father's farm in the fields of Sumter; in the New York City ports and harbors as a longshoreman; and in two school systems located in New York City and Sumter. He successfully retired from Universal Car Loading and Distributing Co. in New York and from Sumter School District in South Carolina. He ended his working career with a high level of job satisfaction as an entrepreneur. Entertaining family and friends, while selling the most delicious barbecue dinners and some of the biggest watermelons in the city, was the highlight of his business.

Budden married Jimmie Johnson, the love of his life, on Sept. 15, 1952. They were married for 39 valuable years. To this union, six great sons were born and raised in the city of New York.

He was preceded by his wife, Jimmie Johnson Budden; his parents, Willie Budden and Daisy Budden; two sons, Michael Allen Budden (Janice) and Robert Budden (Denise); a sister, Virginia Pringle (Francis); two brothers, Moses Budden (Bernice) and Ezekiel Budden (Priscilla); and one sister-in-law, Nellie Budden.


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  • Created by: Remember me
  • Added: 1 Jan 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 205887077
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willie “B.” Budden Jr. (20 Feb 1927–25 Jan 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 205887077, citing Cain Cemetery, Harvins Crossroads, Sumter County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Remember me (contributor 47418257) .