Willie James Henry Jr. was born September 17, 1986, in El Dorado, AR, to the union of Willie and Patricia (Henry) Burns. Willie was a hard-working auto mechanic with many other part-time jobs. He was a jack of all trades. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved children, dogs, and the water and had a strong passion for traveling. He was a music lover and dancer, and he loved to make people laugh. He had a bright and energetic personality and was known for helping people in need. He never met a stranger, and he touched so many people's lives with his generosity and smile. Willie accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and was baptized at Bouldware Temple COGIC. He received his education at Norphlet School District and El Dorado High School.
He met the love of his life, Brittany as a teenager, and as a mutual agreement, they remained friends until the end. Willie fathered no children.
On Monday, May 23, 2022, Willie Henry departed this life in Little Rock, Arkansas, at Arkansas Hospice Inpatient Center. He was preceded in death by his grandfather JT Burns and Jeffro C. Henry, his uncles Patrick Henry ( His mother's twin brother), and Kenneth Samuel.
He leaves to cherish his memories with his mother, Patricia Henry (Dexter), father, Willie Burns, both of El Dorado, Arkansas, his sister Teresa Henry (James) of North Little Rock, Arkansas, and grandmother; Mary Henry of Palm Bay, Florida and Dorothy Burns of El Dorado, Arkansas, Aunties Dorothy Burns, Earlene Burns and Maragert (Thomas) Pierce all of El Dorado, Arkansas, Valerie Samuels Grant of Palm Bay Florida, and Candi (Lewis) Green of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Uncles Marcus Henry, Clifford Henry, Douglas Henry, Leon (Etha) Burns, of El Dorado, Arkansas, and Robert Samuels of Malvern, Arkansas. Three nieces and one nephew, all of North Little Rock, Arkansas, and a host of very close cousins, relatives, and friends.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Willie Henry, please visit our flower store.