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July 28, 1997 - June 4, 2023

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023, beginning at 12:00 p.m., at Haven Reformed Church, 5350 N. Sprinkle Rd. Kalamazoo, MI 49004.  Memorial contributions may be made to any ASFP of Michigan, c/o the funeral home.

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Lawrence “Bradley” Willis III, age 25, passed away on June 4, 2023. He was born in Pensacola, FL, the son of Richard and Shalona Velasquez. After moving to Michigan, he attended school in Parchment and lastly the Vicksburg School System. Bradley was a gifted athlete and excelled at many sports including wrestling, football, and basketball. He also enjoyed extreme sports like Motocross and could often be found tinkering with his bike. He enjoyed cars and took the time to detail them when he could. Bradley had a kind smile but stood for what he believed in. He was his family’s protector and could always be counted on to stand by those he loved. To be Bradley’s friend was to be his family. Above all he was a proud and dedicated father to his son and stepdaughter. Though gone too soon, Bradley’s laughter and joy will be missed by all who loved him.  He is survived by his wife, Daonna George; two children, Lawrence Willis IV “Lo”, and Mia; mother, Shalona Velasquez; two sisters, Samantha (Tim) Thompson and Summer Willis (Mikey Booth); aunts, Lacole (Matt) Brewer, Jessica (John) Gonzales; uncle, Brandon (Heather) Brock; niece, Peyton; nephew, Jaxen; grandparents, many cousins, extended family and friends. He was preceded in passing by his father Lawrence Willis Jr.