Mrs. Delia Phillips Willis, 96, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, March 19, 2021 at Buchanan Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Phillips and Rev. Gene Lawhorne officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00-1:45 Friday, prior to the service at the church.
Delia was born May 11, 1924 in New Bern, NC to the late Alwyn H. Phillips, Sr. and Josephine Duer Phillips. She was a longtime member of Buchanan Baptist Church where she was active in the children’s ministry for many years. She loved her family and her church; enjoyed working daily crypto quotes and crosswords in the newspaper. She also enjoyed sewing, ceramics and basket making. However, above all, she loved her naps!
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Gerald Willis, 2 brothers, Alwyn H. Phillips, Jr. and Gary Phillips; and 2 sisters, Marie Leduc and Yvonne Edwards.
Survivors include her daughters, Katherine Radford (Alvin) and Susan Wingo (James); grandchildren, Brent Smith (Erin), Chad Smith (Brandi), Dona McCorquodale (Tyler), Brandon Radford, Sabrina Keen (Jeff) and Samantha Ogburn (Bill); 9 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375 or to Buchanan Baptist Church, 301 Buchanan Church Road, Greensboro, NC 27405.
George Brothers Funeral Service is assisting the Willis family with funeral arrangements.
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Hospice of Rockingham County
2150 NC 65, Reidsville NC 27320
Buchanan Baptist Church
301 Buchanan Church Road, Greensboro NC 27405