William “Bill” Ellison Salley II, age 57 of Goodlettsville, Tennessee passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. Bill was born in Holmes County, Mississippi on February 5, 1960.
He was a graduate of Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi with a Bachelor of Education in Music and a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters in Christian Education. He was an ordained minister serving in several churches as Minister of Music & Youth in Mississippi and North Carolina for over 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his father, William “Billy” and mother, Maxine McClellan Salley.
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Bill is survived by his wife of 37 years, Fran; son, Joshua of Bowling Green, Kentucky and daughter, Rachel; sisters, Sandra Learned of Southaven, Mississippi and Susan Lusk of New Albany, Mississippi.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, May 15, 2017 at Parkway Baptist Church in Goodlettsville, Tennessee with visitation beginning at 6 p.m.
A final memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 16, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Lexington, Mississippi. Friends and family will gather to pay their respects to their beloved Bill.