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Katherine Barden Willis


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Katherine Barden Willis Obituary
Katherine Barden Willis, 97, of Chamblee, Georgia passed away on August 7th in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Katherine was born in Barwick, Georgia to Daniel & Alma Melton Barden on April 18th, 1921. She married Julian Bernard Willis on September 13th, 1941 in Melbourne, Florida. She worked as an office clerk for American Cyanamid Corporation, a head cashier for Colonial Grocery Stores, and later in life as a pre-school teacher for First Baptist Church of Chamblee and Doraville Baptist Church. She was a member of Brookhaven Baptist Church and previously First Baptist Church of Chamblee. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, and playing Rummy.

Katherine is preceded in death by her husband, Julian, son, Gerald, and siblings Mazie, Frances, Ralph, Billy Zack, Clara, Dorothy, Doris and Donald.

Katherine is survived by daughter Carolyn Willis Herbig, sister Betty, grandchildren, Sherri, Gerald Kenneth, Katrina, Anthony, Robert, Heather, Heath, and Katelyn, 12 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6pm-8pm Friday, August 10th at H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill.

Funeral services will be held 10:30am Saturday, August 11th at H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill with David Sapp of Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Park. Willis, Katherine Barden
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2018
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