LARRY ELLIS WEBB was born on January 13, 1949, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the union of Evangelist Isabelle and Elder Buster Webb. He was the third eldest of 10 children.
He was preceded in death by both parents; siblings, George and Brenda; and wife, Valerie Baker.
He attended Beaumont High School and was employed at McDonell Douglas, now Boeing, where he retired. Larry was united in holy matrimony to Valerie Baker in 1974.
Larry had a passion for sports, which motivated him to coach a little league baseball team called the Maple Colts. Every season, he always kept his team looking good in their new uniforms. In later years, he would be approached by some of his previous team players, who would let him know how much of an inspiration he was to them growing up.
Not only was Larry an avid sports enthusiast, but he was also a great dancer, earning him the nickname “Boogi” because he was always the center of attention and loved to get down on the dance floor.
Larry loved his family and enjoyed family gatherings, watching sports, and having quality time with his dad at the nursing home. Other special moments include spending time with his children at the movies as they grew up. Even in his later years, he would get such a big kick out of taking his family and friends or anyone who wanted to go to the movies as his guest.
Even though Larry was loud-spoken at times, he had a soft and generous heart. He was very thoughtful and kind-hearted. You could always expect a card and a gift on your birthday because Larry remembered everyone’s day, and he had to give you that card on your day and not the day after.
Larry believed in looking his best at all times. He would dress up in his matching hat, suit, and shoes. He got a lot of joy out of being well-dressed. He also loved the Lord. No matter where he was, at home or in the hospital, wherever he laid his head to rest, he would make his request known to God with prayer and supplication - praying for himself, his family, and friends.
Larry departed this life on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at St Mary’s Hospital. He will be truly missed; we loved him, but God loves him best. “Rest In Peace Our Dear Brother.”
Larry leaves to cherish his memories: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Damein Ellis (Selu) Woods and Steven Woods; four daughters, Tracey Webb Baker, Crystal Keely, Marcia Webb, and Tianna Woods; fi ve granddaughters, Quinisha Keely, Quiniya Keely, Erica Keely, Erin Keely, and Saige Woods; one grandson, Ernest Keely; four brothers and four sisters-in-law, Anthony (Margaret), Danny (Marjorie), John (Cassandra), and Jonathan (Elizabeth); three sisters and three brothers-in-law, Beatrice (Micheal) West, Mary (George) Grady, and Darlene (Cecil) Harris; one aunt, Valaska Webb; special friends, Pamela Clemons and Evelyn Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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