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Shirley Jeanette Willis

Lebanon, VA – Shirley Jeanette Johnson Willis, age 82, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 6, 2022. Born April 27, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Johnson and Dorothy Musick Johnson. She attended Johnston Memorial School of Nursing and was a RN. She worked as a nurse for Dr. William C. Davis and Dr. W.C. Elliott. She also worked at Lebanon General Hospital until her retirement. She was of the Baptist faith. She was our beloved Granny Jean and was the rock of our family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her spouse of fifty-two years: Larry Leon Willis; sister: Linda J. Butler.

Survivors include her daughter: Tammy Willis Garrett (Bill); sons: Terry Kevin Willis (Anita Cooper), Dexter Leon Willis, Shawn Hunter Willis (Sabreania); sister: Dix J. Kelly; grandchildren: William Garrett, Quentin Garrett, Kevin Leon Willis, Krista Willis, Courtney Addison, Taylor Willis and Kalina Willis; great-grandchildren: Matilda Garrett, Eva Garrett, Kason Addison and Sofia Sharpless; and two nieces.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2022 in the Combs-Hess Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor Donnie Musick officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Burial will be held in Russell Memorial Cemetery following the service.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dexter Willis, Shawn Willis, Bill Garrett, William Garrett, Quentin Garrett and Lee Willis.

Honorary pallbearer will be Terry Kevin Willis.

Expressions of sympathy can be made on our Combs-Hess Funeral Service Facebook page and our website Combs-Hess Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, Va. 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Willis family.   




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