Mrs. Willie Lou Borden King was born on October 16, 1950 in Sylacauga, Alabama to the parentage of the late Jim Stanley Borden, Sr. and Emma Myrick Borden.
Mrs. King attended B.B. Comer High School, Sylacauga, AL. She was employed with Food World Supermarket for over thirty years until her retirement. Following her retirement she step out and established a small business boutique store, called “Lou’s Boutique”. With her stepping out on faith she became the first African American owner in the Sylacauga downtown area.
Mrs. Willie Lou King was a faithful member of St. John Baptist Church, Sylacauga, AL. Where she served on the nurse’s and Pastor’s aid committee. She was a phenomenal woman with a captivating smile. She was a mother to many. Always giving sound counsel, always lifting you up, and always lending a helping hand. She had a way of making you laugh when you just felt like crying.
She united in Holy Matrimony to the late Joseph K. King. They enjoyed twenty two years of marital bliss until his passing.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph K. King; a granddaughter, Riley Parker; parents, Jim and Emma Borden; and one brother, Bennie Borden, Sr.
Mrs. King leaves to cherish her loving memories two daughters, Kathey (Curtis) Shelton of Clarksville, TN; and Shametrice Barrett of Dothan, AL; four grandchildren, Zsaquez Parker, Jahmal Shelton of Sylacauga, AL, Jonathan Shelton, and Curtis Shelton, Jr. all of Clarkesville, TN; nine great grandchildren; twelve siblings, Jim Stanley Borden, Jr. of Sylacauga, AL; Ola Borden of Detroit, MI; Pricilla Bell of Sylacauga, AL; Minister Clyde (Francine) Borden, Don Borden, and Angela Scott all of Sylacauga, AL; Lloyd (Gwen) Brownfield and Leander Brownfield both of Sylacauga, AL; Pamela (Anthony) Trammell of Dover, DE; Victoria (Kenneth) Moore of Rochester, NY; one aunt a special friend, Verdell Pearson and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.