William L. "B.J." Whitley, Jr.

Died: Thu., Nov. 29, 2012


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Dec. 08, 2012
Location: Oasis of Hope Baptist Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Dec. 08, 2012
Location: Oasis of Hope Baptist Church

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William L. Whitley Jr., “BJ” , the son of William L. Whitley Sr. and Linda Pinner-Whitley, was born August 24, 1987 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 
At a very young age William professed a belief in Christ and in 1998 was baptized at Harding Street Church of God in Indianapolis, under the leadership of the late Bishop James C. Hazelwood.  William was a current member of Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, under the leadership  of Pastor Yeozenith Eaton, where he served as a musician, choir director and usher. 
William, was educated in the Wayne Township district in Indianapolis, starting at Chapelwood     Elementary School, and continuing until he         graduated from Ben Davis High School in 2006.  After high school William attended IVY Tech College where he pursued a degree in Psychology and Music Literature. 
Early in life William experienced multiple health problems.  In 2004 God gave him a new life by blessing William with a new heart.  His kindness and love for other carried over into his new heart.  He was always willing to help and do whatever he could for his fellowman.  William cherished the time that God had given him.  He lived, enjoyed, and loved his life.  William was truly loved by everyone that knew him. 
William’s love for the Lord and the love he had for his family were two things that never wavered in his life.  A very positive, loving person, he always greeted everyone with a smile.  His hobbies included music, singing, and dancing. 
Let us all continue to celebrate William’s life and the precious time that God gave him to us.  A loving son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.  William L. Whitley Jr., “BJ” will be dearly missed.  But his love for life, benevolent spirit, and compassion for others will continue to live in all that knew and loved him. . William L. Whitley Jr. departed this life on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at the age of twenty-five years, three months and five days.  William was preceded in death by his father, William L. Whitley Sr.; his grandfathers, Robert L. Whitley Sr. and James Pinner; and his grandmother, Mable Whitley.
William leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Linda Pinner-Whitley (Mr. Bill); one sister, Robin M. Whitley; his grandmother, Maxine Pinner; five aunts, Esther M. Whitley, Jackie Whitley (Bennie), Delja Pinner-Livingston (Bruce), Robin Pinner-Battles (Paul), and Terrie Pinner Morgan (Harold); ten uncles, Paul E. Whitley (Anna), Larry Whitley (Rosa), Robert L. Whitley Jr. (Jackie), Clarence Whitley (Michelle), Rickey Whitley (Sherry), James Pinner (Relaine), David Pinner (Helen), Elliott Pinner, Gregory Pinner (Sheila) and Victor Newson; four great aunts; three great uncles; one nephew; thirty-one first cousins; godfather, Bishop Sherman Williams; godparents, Steve and Valerie Helm-Fugua and a host of other relatives and friends.    



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