Willie Babbili

August 27, 1955 - August 25, 2019

Willie Babbili of Plano, Texas passed away on August 25, 2019 at the age of 63.  He was born on August 27, 1955 to Prabhudass and Sarah Babbili in Khammam, India.  Willie married Helen Priyadarshini Dara on December 29, 1982 in Secunderabad, India.  He was a founding member of Bishop Prabhudass Circle of Friends in 1997 and also a founding member of Daughters of the Heart Foundation in 2009. He was a member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Frisco, Texas.

Willie is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Helen Babbili of Plano, Texas; sons, Manas Babbili and wife, Katie of Chicago, Illinois and Varun Babbili and wife, Jacqui of Houston, Texas; brothers, Ananda Babbili and wife, Latha of Ft. Worth, Texas, Anantha Babbili of Corpus Christi, Texas and Prem Babbili and wife, Hima of Hurst, Texas; sister, Dorothy Pilli and husband, David of Ft. Worth, Texas; and numerous nephews, nieces and other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandmother, Anandamma Konda and his aunt, Barbara Anandam.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 31, 2019 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 6400 Stonebrook Parkway, Frisco, Texas 75034.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.  The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations to be made in Willie’s honor to Daughters of the Heart, in care of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.  The donation page can be reached at willieslegacy.com.

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Dear Willie and family! It was an honor to be part of your family. Especially as a sister. My heart breaks that I didn't get a chance to see you last, but Heaven has gained an angel for sure! I truly believe that you will look over me and your family and friends! You were one of a kind soul who saw world through the eyes of Jesus! I love you forever and endlessly! Will miss you tremendously! Praying for you and your family with my heart and Soul! Sunny, August 31, 2019 Willie, I just can't believe you are gone. I spent great time with you in U.S., your touching moments of life will remain as memories forever. You lived a full active life always cheerful & smiling reaching out to many people & families with Love & togetherness for their needs & happiness. My personal heartfelt condolences to Priya, children & all Babbili families. I pray for his soul Rest In Peace.
Vidyasagar Rajaratnam Pakalapaty, August 30, 2019 Jim and I send our deepest sympathy to all of Willies family and many friends. lindamyckleby@sbcglobal.net, August 30, 2019 Although I know that no words can ease the loss you feel, just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Alexander peram, August 30, 2019 Our condolences. May his soul rest in peace.
Narasappa Mathew Samuel, August 29, 2019 We knew Willie through his wife Helen. Willie loved his family very much and even through his sickness would be very excited to see them. I will always remember his smiling face and twinkling eyes. His smile was very genuine and reflected his affection for others. Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire family during this tough time. Reenu Malhotra , August 29, 2019 I had the opportunity to know Willie while he worked at MCV for about four years. May God give strength to his family. RIP. Joe Mehra, August 28, 2019 I was so sad to hear of Willy’s passing. I cherish the time we had at St. Mary’s College, Secunderabad and more recently over phone with Thomas. Willy, your easy-going and laugh are infectious, and I’ll never forget our bike trips in Secunderabad. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts at this difficult time. I am sending the family all my love and prayers. Edward Francis from Melbourne Australia
Edward Francis - Melbourne - Australia, August 27, 2019 What a life you lived anna. You have touched so many people in so many ways. You brought so much laughter and love to so many people. More over your desire to helping the poor and need till your last breath. Your legacy will carry on. You will be missed. Deepest condolences to Priyakka, and her sons and all the families and friends. RIP Mary, August 27, 2019 I was lucky enough to be on mission with Willie to Karimnagar, India through Saint Philips back in 2010. He was so gracious and always so full of God's love. He wanted so much to help make the world a better place. I know one day we will meet again. Rest in peace, Willie. Jennifer Williams, August 27, 2019 We will miss you anna. You are always charming and laughing, and want to make others happy. What a great attitude and happiness you had anna. I like the way you remember poor and need and help them till your last breath. Its sad that you have gone so soon, but your legacy will go on and save many girls/daughters around the world. Till we meet, may your soul rest in peace. Mary (from Wesley hostel), August 27, 2019 My condolences to Babbili & Dara families on the passing away of Willie (Wilfred), my fellow Wesleyan, Secunderabad, India. I remember Willie as a very friendly and jovial guy. Pray GOD to give you all strength to withstand the sorrow. VINOD DINAKAR Godala, August 27, 2019 Dear Mummakka and Family, Benji, Swarna, Annalu and Papa, Accept our heartfelt condolences! We always remember Willanna as a cheerful person who had a unique way of bringing life to any situation. Entertained all age groups. We always feel sad that we could not visit you during our trip to US last year. We join you all in thanking the Lord for Willaanna's life. Take courage, God be with you all! Love, Wellington and Merlyne
Wellington , August 27, 2019 Willie was such a joyful man. He was dearly loved by my daughter, son in law, and granddaughter. He was one of the happiest people I ever met. He will be missed by our family.
Bobby Dodd, August 27, 2019 Willie is a great friend of mine and like brother to me. It was shocking news. He was a great social worker and always helpful to the church. He walked in the light of the Lord. I want to share my sadness with the family. May God be with them in these difficult times. My family also joins with me to share the sadness. God bless you all with the courage to face the difficult times.
DINAKAR BASA, August 27, 2019 I have known Willie uncle for more than 30 years. I have never seen a person so full of life. His everlasting smiles and dances will always remain in my memories. You will be sorely missed in person, but your memories will always be with us. Hari Kodati, Ram Mohan Kodati and Family
Hari Kodati, August 27, 2019 Wilford was a man of great faith. Please, pray for his wife Helen, his loving and devoted wife. The Babbili family is significant in the keeping and spreading the the word of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Wilford and the family are the most loving family I have ever had the privilege to be accepted by. My prayers are with each and every Babbili. In the name of The Father Son and Holy Spirit. I pray and accept everlasting life. Tom Foster, August 27, 2019 Willie lived his life with zest and dedication to serving others! He was a great husband, father, son, brother, nephew, brother-in-law, uncle, friend, and confidant. His positive attitude, outlook, and drive were easily transferred to those around him. He was taken too soon, but we know the Lord had a mission for Willie in heaven. We will miss him, and cherish the fond memories we have. We love you and may your soul rest in eternal peace at the Lord's feet. Ranu, Ranjan, Yasmin, and Simran Misra Family, August 27, 2019