Written on the letterhead of:
Wilson-Hennessee Funeral Home
133 Valley Street,
P. O. Box 1433 - Asheville, North Carolina
Telephone 253-7812
Mrs. Willie Ford Hennessee Owner - Manager

Mrs. Willie Ford Hennessee

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Heritage of Black Highlanders Collection, UNCAsheville Ramsey Library
Mrs. Willie F. Hennessee: bhcp

First Black Voter Registrar in Western NC

Mrs. Willie Ford Hennessee a native of Columbus, Ohio; graduate of Allen Home High School, Asheville, N.C.; attended St. Augustine College, Raleigh, N.C.; Graduate Poro Beauty College, Chicago, Ill.; owner-manager of Willie's Beauty Nook; past president N.C. State Beauty Culturist and Cosmetologist Assn. Inc.; past secretary national Beauty Culturist League Inc.; Theta Nu Sigma Sorority; owner manager Wilson-Hennessee Funeral Home; member N.C. Embalmers and Funeral Directors; member National Embalmers and Funeral Directors; first black voter registrar appointee in Western N.C. 1960-1970; as a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, later St. Lawrence Catholic Church, active as a lector, choir member, a past president of St. Lawrence Altar Society.