William “Billy” Denny was born on November 14, 1954 to the parents of William Sr. and Georgia Denny in Pensacola, Florida. Billy graduated from Pensacola Catholic High School in 1974. After high school, Billy enlisted in the United States Army where he served for 20 years and he received his honorable discharge in 1994. Billy relocated to Chicago, where he married his lovely wife, America. Billy gave his life to God in 1995, at the Church of God of Chicago, 4601 S. Drexel Blvd., Chicago, IL. Billy faithfully served as church custodian for more than 26 years. He also served as a big brother, a mentor, a peacemaker, and a servant, willing to do whatever was required of him. Many young men that grew up in this congregation will forever remember Bro. Billy for the fatherly concern and precious counsel they received from him.
Proceeding Billy in death is his father William Denny, Sr., Grandparents Elder Willie E. Gordon and Johnnie Mae Gooding. Billy leaves to mourn in his passing his wife of over 20 years; America Denny of Chicago, Illinois, four children; Jennifer, Jeremy and Joshua of Pensacola, Florida, William Denny III of Panama, his mother; Georgia Washington of Pensacola, Florida, 5 sisters; Regina Dixon of Moss Point, Mississippi, Johnnie Mae Stroud of Pensacola, Florida, Vernessa (Jesse)Dale of Houston, Texas, Contrina Walker and Latonya (James) Crews of Pensacola, Florida,1 aunt; Irma (Leslie) Hodges of Memphis Tennessee, 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and a host of saints and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to Olen Funeral Home of Harvey: 15700 S. Emerald Ave. Harvey, IL 60426 (708-331-0654). Visitation for Billy will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 10 AM until 2 PM. Prayer Service to commence at 1 PM. Interment Private.
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