Saturday, February 29, 2020

William "Bill" Sullivan

William Steven “Bill” Sullivan completed his journey on Earth on Saturday, February 29, 2020. He is now resting in the loving arms of Jesus, his Lord and Savior. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at South Louisville Baptist Church with Bro. Rob Faulk and Bro. Trent Jaudon officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service at South Louisville Baptist Church from 11:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will immediately follow the service in Memorial Cemetery.

Bill was born to the late John Wesley Sullivan, Sr. and the late Mary Clay Sullivan on February 1, 1967. He was 53 years old at the time of his death. Bill was a member of South Louisville Baptist Church and was employed by The Coca Cola Company for more than 24 years. During that time, he worked in different capacities at Coca Cola and retired in 2015 due to health issues.

Bill was a devoted husband, father, brother and uncle, and will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. He was known for his love and concern for others and was the type of person who would “give you the shirt off his back” if he thought you needed it. He also loved his Mississippi State Bulldogs!

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his devoted grandparents, S. O. and Jewel Clay and Bill and Bertha Sullivan, all of Louisville, as well as several cousins, aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years Stacy Ivy Sullivan; and two children Jaycob Sullivan and Marybeth Sullivan all of Louisville. He is also survived by two brothers John Wesley “Johnny” Sullivan, Jr. and Kenneth Clay “Kenny” Sullivan, both of Louisville; and his sister Mandy Trapp of Miami, Florida. Bill also leaves behind three special nieces: Morgan and Jordan Sullivan and Lexi Holman; great-nephew Jack Allen Sullivan; and great-niece Mamie Jewel Phillips; as well as numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Serving as pallbearers are Caleb Bailey, Greg Bailey, Jay Bailey, Jimmy Commer, Brady Clay, Grant Mayo, John Miles, and Leslie Smyth. Honorary pallbearers are Perry Clay, Ben Herrington, Ethan Jordan, Chris Land, Tyler Miles, and Alan Ward. 

Memorials in memory of Bill may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 41817, Memphis, TN 38174-1817.

Services are under the direction of Nowell Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at