Willie Andrew Rutledge

August 6, 1946 ~ December 19, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Willie Rutledge Obituary

Mr. Willie Andrew Rutledge, 77 years old, passed away on December 19, 2023, at Hospice in Gainesville, Florida. He is the son of Mother Gussie Mae Rutledge and the late Mr. Andrew Rutledge. He was a resident of the Waldo Community for many years. Willie was a retired field worker from the Hawthorne Community, he was a great outdoorsman and fisherman. Lil’ Willie was the life of the party. If a card game was going on in Waldo, “Lil Willie” would be there trying his best to win.

After a lengthy illness, on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, Jesus Christ, embraced our brother with His love and enfolded him in His arms, and called him home to a great reward.


Willie was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Andrew Rutledge; Jessie Lee Gadson, Brenda Rutledge; and special niece, Elisa Rutledge.


 He leaves to mourn: his loving mother, Gussie Mae Rutledge; daughter, Tasha Rutledge; son, Mr. Willie A. Rutledge, six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lorene Carter (Bernard), Mary Ann Lias (Charlie),Angie Rutledge, Mary Jane Rutledge; brothers, Claude Rutledge (Liza), Curtis Hill, Geroge Hill, Charlie Hill Jr.; special uncle, Willie Rutledge; special brother-in-laws, Bernard Carter and Charlie Lias; special niece, Frankie Williams; special cousin, Mozelle Price; and a host of uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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December 29, 2023

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Phillip & Sons Visitation Suite
310 State Road 26
Melrose, FL 32666

Celebration of Life
December 30, 2023

1:00 PM
Phialdelphia Baptist Church
13850 148th Avenue
Waldo, FL 32694

Place of Earthly Rest

Waldo Community Cemetery
15350 SE 1st Avenue
Waldo, FL 32694


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