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Dorothy Mae Blackwell Willis

July 4, 1935 ~ December 8, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Dorothy Mae Blackwell Willis Obituary

Danville, VA- It is with profound sorrow that we announce the death of Ms. Dorothy Mae “Niss” Blackwell Willis of 115 Palm Street, Danville, VA; who passed away on Friday, December 08, 2023; at her residence.

Dorothy Mae, the beloved daughter of the late James Haywood Blackwell and Willie Mae Jennings Blackwell, was born on July 04, 1935; in Caswell County, North Carolina.

As a native and lifelong resident, she was a graduate of Caswell County Training School; "Class of 1953".  

Dorothy Mae was also employed at Columbia Flooring Company.

Spiritually, she was a member of Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Pelham, NC; where she song in the Senior Choir.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Cornell Willis; her two daughters:  Denise Willis Breedlove and JoAnn Willis; one sister: Margaret Blackwell; her four brothers: Lewis Blackwell, Albert Blackwell, Harrison Blackwell, and Elwood Blackwell.

Ms. Dorothy Mae “Niss” Blackwell Willis leaves to cherish her memories to her daughter: Janie Willis Allen of Danville, VA; her four sons: Cornell Willis, Jr., (Iris) of Greensboro, NC; Brian Keith Willis of Richmond, VA; Ray Anthony Willis, and Antonio Vantezz Willis (Glorinda) all of Danville, VA; her two sisters: Patricia B. Pickard of Ruffin, NC; and Bernice B. Brown of Greensboro, NC; her three brothers: James Blackwell (Luella) of Norfolk, VA; Ernest Blackwell of Greensboro, NC; and Christopher Blackwell of Cascade, VA; her 10 grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives, her church family, and many cherished friends.

Public viewing for Ms. Dorothy Mae “Niss” Blackwell Willis will be Saturday, December 16, 2023; from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the John and Juanita S. Fulton Memorial Chapel of Fulton-Walton Funeral.

Family visitation viewing for Ms. Dorothy Mae “Niss” Blackwell Willis will be Sunday, December 17, 2023; from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Pelham, NC.

Funeral Services for Ms. Dorothy Mae “Niss” Blackwell Willis will be conducted at 2:00pm on Sunday, December 17, 2023; at Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Pelham, NC; with Pastor Gregory Hopkins eulogizing.

Interment will follow at Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Pelham, NC.

 

You are invited to attend services for Dorthy Blackwell Willis virtually by clicking the following link:

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
December 16, 2023

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
John & Juanita S. Fulton Memorial Chapel of Fulton-Walton Funeral Home
219 DILLARD SCHOOL DRIVE
YANCEYVILLE, NC 27379

Visitation
Sunday
December 17, 2023

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church, NC, Pelham

Funeral Service
Sunday
December 17, 2023

2:00 PM
Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church, NC, Pelham

Interment following funeral service
Sunday
December 17, 2023

Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, North Carolina, Pelham

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