Johnnie Willaford

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Johnnie Willaford, 77, of Richlands, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20 at the Bethany Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Jarman and the Rev. Andy Wood officiating.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen Foy Willaford of the home; six children, Jamie Willaford of Richlands, Deirdre Foy and her husband, Rondal of Richlands, April Taylor and husband, LaVern of Kenansville, Jarrod Willaford and wife, Julia of Angier, Jason Willaford of Richlands, Hope Valdez of Richlands; brother, Bradley Willaford of Richlands; sister, Karen Wasserburger of Valley, Neb.; seven grandchildren, Lindsey Foy, Sarah Willaford, Morgan Valdez, Jacob Taylor, Matthew Willaford, Anna Willaford, and John Willaford.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Gogia Willaford, sister, Della Samuels; and parents, Roscoe and Penella Willaford.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Bethany Baptist Church, 1077 Nine Mile Rd., Richlands, NC 28574.

Electronic condolences may be sent to the family at

Published in Jacksonville Daily News from July 19 to July 22, 2013