Addie Mae Wills was born in 1899 in the small town of Ben Hur, TX. At 14 years of age, she married E.K. "Kirk" Wills on November 19, 1913. From this union, 5 children were born; Dorothy, Rita, Ray, and twins, Jim and Bill. Their first child, Ray, was born when Addie was only 16. While Addie kept the home running smooth, Kirk supported the family very well with a variety of jobs. He ginned cotton, farmed, ranched and sold real estate. In July of 1969, Kirk passed away.
Addie lived many years in Agua Dulce, TX. moving to Fluvanna, TX. in the early 1940's. She later moved to Levelland, TX. and finally to Lubbock. Religion was a very important part of her life. She attended the Baptist and Methodist churches depending on who had a preacher.
Addie always liked to keep her mind active. She loved to read, do crossword puzzles and keep abreast of local and national politics. At times Addie could be quite outspoken and would not hesitate in using a bit of salty language to get her point across. Those that know her well can also vouch for her wonderful sense of humor.
Currently, Addie's family consists of her two twin sons, Bill of Alabama and Jim of Lubbock, 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Having lost her two daughters separately to childhood diseases, she holds a special place in her heart for her girl grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always said when she went on to a better place, she hoped the first persons she would see would be those girls.