Ella Mae Russell-Willis, 74, departed this life on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, in Centerville, Ill.
Mrs. Willis leaves to cherish her memory a devoted husband, Albert Lee Willis, Sr. of East St. Louis, Ill.; a daughter, Katrice Ella Willis (Lamont Watson Sr.) of Belleville, Ill.; three sons, Roderick Keith Willis of East St. Louis, Ill., Ronald Allen (Barbara) Willis of Ferguson, Mo., and Albert Lee (LaDonna) Willis, Jr., of Belleville, Ill.; two sisters, Elizabeth Russell Worth of East St. Louis, Ill., and Fannie Mae Russell Taylor of St. Louis, Mo.; four brothers, Thomas Russell of Chicago, Ill., Dean (Blanch) Russell of East St. Louis, Ill., Edward (Juanita) Russell of East St. Louis Ill., and Samuel (Mattie) Russell of Arlington Texas; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation: Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at Truelight Baptist Church, 1535 Tudor Avenue, East St. Louis, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at noon at the church, with Reverend Henry Nicholson officiating. Burial will be held in Sunset Gardens of Memory, Millstadt, Ill.
OFFICER FUNERAL HOME,
East St. Louis, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Aug. 21 to Aug. 22, 2009