William V. “Billy” Ferrante, Jr., 63, longtime resident of Loxley, AL, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019. He born in Hackensack, New Jersey to William V. Ferrante and Marian Gerfoil Ferrante on May 11, 1956. He is predeceased by his parents and his sister, Linda Ferrante.
Billy could be found often at the beach where he spent most of his time relaxing. This was certainly his happy place. He was also known for expert grilling abilities where most everything he cooked was grill to perfection! Being from the Northeast, you could hear him rooting for the New York Giants.
Leaving to cherish his memory are his wife, Joycelyn Wilson Ferrante; three stepchildren, Angel (Alvin) Nelson, Mobile, AL, Johnny (Heather) Wittner, Jr, Petal, MS and Austin (Sarah) Wittner, Mobile, AL; five grandchildren, Jonah Michael “Jonah Man” Phelps, Nathan Nelson, Tatum Wittner, Brynn Phelps and Felicity Nelson. Also surviving are his brother, Arthur King, Pocono, PA; niece whom he loved as a daughter, Jennifer Levick; three nephews, Michael, Jake and Max; special friends, Alex and Illean Fenner, and many other friends and relatives.
A celebration of Billy’s life will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020, from 1-3:00pm in Gulf Shores at the public pavilion on the beachside to the west of “The Hangout.” Inurnment be in George Washington Memorial Cemetery in Paramus, NJ. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to: The Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation, 200 S. Park Road, Suite 100,H ollywood, FL 33021 or online at: ttps://www.diabetesresearch.org/contact.
Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home and crematory, 26209 Pollard Rd., Daphne, AL, 36526.