Rena Willis

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Rena Willis

1925 - 2019

Rena Willis Rena Willis, 93, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on January 4, 2019, at N.F. Memorial Medical Center.
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.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online condolences.
Published on January 9, 2019
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Mr. and Mrs. Ronald/Veronica Griggs
Jan 13, 2019
I know how you feel towards a lost of a mother. 🌹 But with the strong believes of knowing she is within the heavens above makes it more lighter to take rest in the death of a family member know as your mom. I’ve never had the pleasure to meet her, but If anything like her daughters, then I can see how kind, courageous and thoughtful she must have been. To you my friend Sis. Debra Willis and to your siblings as well and family members, please stay close and loving to one another because you will need each other more so to fill in the void from communication with your mom. And she will keep and Eye on her children! So whisper a voice unto her from time to time and I believe her knowled...ge of wisdom will be place within your heart! Love ❤️ and understand from your moms life will make a difference in yours. To God /Jehovah be the glory forever Amen. 🎈Take care.Read more
Peggy Staples
Jan 11, 2019
My sincere condolences and prayers on the loss of your precious Mother.Although I never met her in person I feel like I knew her through story's her daughter Debby shared with me. I pray for God's peace and comfort for your family as you grieve for your loved one.May the Lord Bless And Keep You and Hold You Close to His Heart as yours is Heavy with Tears at this time. In my Prayers and Thoughts.