Kathleen "Kat" Willis

Sunday, September 30, 1934 - Sunday, January 24, 2016

In God's Care

Photo of Kathleen "Kat" Willis  - 1934-2016

Clyde- Sarah Kathleen “Kat” Hannah Willis, age 81, entered into the arms of the angels on Sunday, January 24, 2016.

Mrs. Willis was born September 30, 1934 to the late Norman Hannah and the late Burr Conard Hannah. She had made her home in Haywood County all of her life and was a devoted homemaker. Mrs. Willis was a member of High Street Baptist Church and had also been a member of the church choir. In the summer season Kat could often be found gardening and canning and she also enjoyed working word search puzzles and embroidering. Attending Thad Woods Auctions was also a favorite pastime. Kathleen’s faith was an important part of her life and she read her Bible daily. She loved her family deeply and she will be forever a part of each of their lives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Elbert Willis; a daughter, Carolyn Louise Willis; a son, Clarence Eugene Willis; three infant sons and a sister, Thelma Sorrells.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Betty Ewart and Stanley of Taylorsville, Billy Willis and Doretta of Waynesville, Charles Willis and Sandra of Pompano Beach, Fl, Brenda Edwards and Harry of Waynesville and Jeffrey Willis and Lee of Clyde; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 1 precious great -great grandson baby blessing on the way; sisters, Josephine Thomas of Knoxville, TN and Polly Myers of Waynesville; brothers, Ben Hannah of Waynesville and George Hannah of Lexington, NC.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at High Street Baptist Church where Mrs. Willis will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the funeral service. The Reverend Chris Willett will be officiating. Burial will be in Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens in Clyde. Serving as pallbearers will grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends from 4:00 until 6:00 pm Tuesday evening at Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Canton.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Willis family.

Condolences from family and friends

I am so sorry for your loss I know how you feel I lost my mom to but it was a long time ago but she will always be remembered as one of the sweets lady on this earth
Jeffery Searcy
To the family of Kathleen , We loved her and will always cherish our friendship. She was a wonderful Christian lady. Always making new friends and letting them know God came First . Second you the family and then Third her friends. We will miss her but knowing that heaven was a place she talked about she is much happier there. Singing in the heavenly choir and telling her friends of her love for them and her family who went before her. Rest in Peace till we meet again. r
Jim and Linda Frazier
I am Dorothy Willis Williams older daughter Bertha!!! Kathleen was married to my mother's brother yrs ago...I barely remember Kathleen, but she and my mom, Dorothy were very close...I am so sorry for the family's loss...I didn't know Kathleen had passed away until I was looking online tonight at the obituaries in the Waynesville Mountaineer....I am truly sorry for your loss!!!
Bertha Williams Kirkland