Willie Tyson Jr.

Tyson Jr., Willie L.
Willie Lee Tyson Jr., 38, entered into eternal rest on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Norwalk Hospital. Willie graduated from Brien McMahon High School and from Southern CT State University majoring in communications. Willie was an entrepreneur in the trucking industry. He leaves behind his beloved mother Barbara Downer and her husband George M. Downer. He was predeceased by his father Willie Lee Tyson Sr. He is survived by three children; Jetaime Carey, Davonne Scott, Xavier Tyson, one grandchild, JaBraya Gaymon, three sisters; Simone Downer, Marian Downer Warren and her husband Jon and Sonia Pirro and her husband Randie and a devoted companion Amanda Smalls and a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He will be remembered for his love and dedication to his family, sense of humor and his love for kids affectionately known as "Uncle Willie". Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 21, 2012 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Grace Baptist Church followed by a funeral service on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Grace Baptist Church, 17 West Ave., Norwalk, CT with Rev.Dr. Lindsay Curtis officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Downer Funeral Home.

Published in StamfordAdvocate on Dec. 19, 2012