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Mary Willis
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Mary Trebia Stephens Willis, 79, of Pascagoula, MS, passed away on August 26, 2017. She was born March 15, 1938, in Magnolia, AR. She retired from FW Woolworth’s in New Orleans, LA. She was a homemaker after retirement, always having supper ready for her husband, Lyndal. She loved her family and always made her famous chicken and dumplings, chocolate and coconut meringue pies for all family gatherings.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Lyndal A. Willis, who passed away on July 8, 2017; parents, William Stephens, Mattie Strong Lyons, and Forrest Lyons; father- and mother-in-law, Erbin and Clara Willis; brothers- and sister-in-law, SJ (Claudia) Willis, and Richard Willis;  siblings, Dub (Maurice) Stephens, Ernest Stephens, Cecil (Alinee) Stephens, Raymond Stephens, Albert (Nita) Stephens, Rayford Stephens, Marie (Jim) Silbough; and great-grandson, Ethan Sigalas.

Mary is survived by her children, Danny Willis, Sharon (Donnie) Sigalas, Anita (Donald) Bosarge, and Lisa (Houston) Hollister; grandchildren, Jessica Willis, Ashley (Eric) Kirby, Christy (Ernie) Lewelling, Candi (Bubbie) Cripps, Shannon (Jeremy) Perry, Donnie (Rachel) Bosarge, William, Zachary, and Forrest Moorer, Pete (Donna) Sigalas, Donna (Bobby) Horton, and Daphne (Brandon) Sigalas; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Michaelyn, and Carson Lewelling, Mackenzie and Eli Perry, Jadyn and Jaxon Cripps, Bailey (Clint) Chipley, Morgan, Adian, and Reece Kirby, Wesley (Aubry) Lane, Jamie Lane, Mary Claire Estes, Erian and Ean Sigalas, Braedon Batten, and Fischer Bosarge; six great-great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Diane) Stephens; sisters-in-law, Jan Willis Corrales, Rosemary Stephens, Karen Stephens, and Virginia Stephens; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Riverside Baptist Church, 2211 Canty Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567.

Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements. You may view and sign the online register book for Mary Willis at

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