Helen Orease Willis, 96, Knoxville

Helen Orease Willis, 96, of Knoxville, TN passed away peacefully at Parkwest Hospital on May 9, 2023.

She was a member of Bazeltown Baptist Church and sang with the senior choir for several years. She became a member of the 7th Day Adventist Church in her later years. Her hobbies were word search, embroidery, crocheting, and hand-quilting.

Preceded in death by her parents William and Katie Moore; brother Willie Moore; husband(s) Tallion Miller and Elmer Willis, Sr.; son Bobby Miller Sr., three grandchildren Sonya, Eric, and Charlie; and great-grandchild Tashanti.

She is survived by brother Rev. Horace Edward (Felecia), their two sons Steven and Charles; children Charles (Edna), Phyllis, Carylon (Bill); four step-children Laura, Elmer Jr., Velvet (Bobby), Yvonnia (Lance); grandchildren Margaret (Alex), Mari (Craig), Nora (Jeff), Porticha, Ann, and Bobby Jr.; great-grandchildren Jadyn, Jamere, E’Miya, LeMarqus, Shumaikee, Tahaija, Jazmin, Sharissa, ShaHannah, Xavier, Eric Jr., Debbie, Mattea, Jagade Jr., Jaliyah, and DeAndre; and a host of great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation: Monday, May 15, 2023, 5:00 – 6:00 PM Service Immediately Following 6:00 – 7:00 PM at Kyker Funeral Home Harriman, Tennessee Interment: Moore Family Cemetery Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 11:00 AM

Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to the Community Usher Board at St. Mary’s Baptist Church, 1038 Trenton Street, Harriman Tennessee 37748 instead of flowers.

About News Department

Check Also

Michael Turnbill, Clinton

Michael Turnbill, age 79, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2024, at his residence in …

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.