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Mary F. Willis

BROWNSVILLE – Mary F. Willis, age 88, departed this life at her residence, with her family by her side on Saturday, February 17, 2024.  The Watertown, TN native was born on January 23, 1936, to the late Rebel Reeves and Olive Lanham.  She was married to her devoted husband and best friend, Dallas Willis, Sr., until they were parted by his passing on December 1, 2015.

 Mary worked as a house-wife, and was a caregiver to her beloved son, Billy, until God called him home.  She was a member of New Home General Baptist Church. Mary dearly loved her family, but left them assurance that she was ready to go see her family, friends, and neighbors that were waiting for her.

She leaves to honor her memory— her children, Dallas Willis, Jr. (Marilyn) of White House, TN, Rickey Willis and LuWanda Brooks (Brad), all of Brownsville; grandchildren, Jeramy Willis (Laura), Brittany Turney (Steven), Chris Holt (Sabrina), and Alyssa Brooks; and great-grandchildren, Joe Dallas Willis, Silas Levi Holt, Sadie Ann Turney, and Haisley Gray Turney. Besides her parents, husband and son, Billy, she was also preceded in death by her adored grandson, Levi Willis.

Memorial contributions can be made to Kosair for Kids, P.O. Box 950136, Louisville, KY 40295-0136 or to the Spina Bifida Association, 1600 Wilson Blvd., Ste 800, Arlington, VA 22209.

Interment will be in New Home Church Cemetery.

VISITATION – 1—7 PM, Monday, February 19, 2024, at Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel and 10 AM—2 PM, Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Bee Spring Missionary Baptist Church

FUNERAL SERVICE – 2 PM, Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Bee Spring Missionary Baptist Church

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