Betty Jo Willis(1935 - 2013)

Betty Jo Willis

Woodfin - Betty Jo Willis, 77, formerly of Church Road, Asheville, died on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Brian Center.

A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Robenia Allen Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George E. Willis, and a son, Richard Willis. She graduated from Sylva High School in 1953 and worked at Burlington Industries. She later retired from Beacon Manufacturing and was a member of Elk Mountain Baptist Church.

Mrs. Willis is survived by her daughter, Janice Willis Banks and husband, Danny; son, George Willis and wife, Lisa; three sisters: Mary Frances Mills, Libby McCarson and Renita Jones; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28 at Elk Mountain Baptist Church with Reverend Dean Huggins officiating. Interment will follow in Elk Mountain Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Elk Mountain Baptist Church, 5 Church Road, Asheville, NC 28804.

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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 27, 2013