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City posthumously names Will Conway honorary mayor of Vicksburg

The city of Vicksburg honored a special man Monday during the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.

In a resolution approved by the board, George Wilson “Will” Conway, was named honorary mayor of Vicksburg posthumously following his death Friday. He was 32.

Will, a beloved figure in many circles in Vicksburg, attended Children’s House Montessori School, the Early Ed Center, Beechwood Elementary School and Jacob’s Ladder Learning Center. He participated in Special Olympics, Biddy Basketball, Challenge League Baseball, Camp Silver Cloud, Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church Vicksburg, the annual Vicksburg Mardi Gras Parade and was a member of The Boys Night Out Club and the Monday Night Football Group at Beechwood Restaurant with Will Hood.

Will also worked at McAlister’s Deli as a greeter.

According to the city’s resolution, Will enjoyed going to the YMCA, visiting friends and “took great joy in therapeutic horseback riding with Leigh Ann Nosser, fishing with Greg Hayes and riding shotgun with Deputy Sheriff Ford Emery.”

Will is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eustace Conway III; his brother, Eustace Cowan Conway and wife, Mary Henderix and their children, Tace and Kiger of Madison; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Sherman Cronia Sr., of Vicksburg, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

“Will touched the life of every person he encountered and, having never met a stranger, served as an ambassador for Vicksburg and will forever be remembered for his gentle spirit, sincere kindness and eternal positivity,” the resolution read.