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Born in Chattanooga, TN, she was the daughter of the late Gentle V. and Virginia (Mann) Jones; wife of the late Robert Willis; mother of Wyome Willis, Wilma (late Jerry) Carter, Deborah Willis, Darlena Williams, Roberta (Pleas) Gainer, Adriene (Richard) Lawson and Andre (Juliette) Willis; grandmother of 11; great-grandmother of 24 and great-great-grandmother of one. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Rena was preceded in death by her siblings, Taylor Jones, Sr., Annie Pearl Johnson and Clarence Jones, Sr.
Rena moved to Niagara Falls following her husband's discharge from World War II in 1945. She was an active and faithful servant of Jehovah's Witnesses for over 60 years.
Rena was employed at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital and N.F. Memorial Medical Center as a dietary aide, and later as a hospitality aide at the former Portage House in Lewiston, NY. She took great pride in continuing her career as a home care aide well into her 80s, driving into her 90s, and living independently until the time of her passing.
Visitation will be on Saturday, January 12th from 10-11 AM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3200 17th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14305, where services will follow at 11 AM. Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY.
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