Emily Mary Willis

Posted By | December 30, 2015 3:01 pm

Emily Mary Willis, 77, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 30, 2015, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

She was born July 30, 1938, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Columbus M. McFarland and Adele Irene Martins McFarland.

Mrs. Willis was a member of North Sparta Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Phillip B. Willis III; and two sons, Jeffery Duwayne Kirby and Daniel Ray Kirby.

Survivors include a son, Charles Kirby and wife, Patricia Gail, of Sparta; daughter-in-law, Donna Kirby, of Sparta; sister, Joan Johnson, of Detroit, Michigan; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three stepchildren; two nephews; many cousins; and friends and neighbors.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m., Jan. 3, 2016, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Bro. Ron Cabral will officiate. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m., Jan. 3, at the funeral home.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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