Mary Jane Willis

| January 29, 2020

MICHIGAN – Mother Mary J. Willis, 98, of Michigan, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. She was born on Dec. 11, 1921 to the late Obie and Carrie Smith.

Mother Willis is survived by her daughter, Juanita Dozier; grandchildren, Audrey McClellan, Melba Collins, Arthur (Melissa) McClellan Jr. and Jonathan McClellan; ten great-grandchildren; eleven great-great- grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband James Cecil Willis Sr.; children, Minnie Lee Collins and James Cecil Willis Jr.; grandchildren, David, Andrew, Viola and Silas Collins; four sisters and five brothers.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at Given-Dawson-Paisley from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at The Supreme Council of the House of Jacob at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Machpelah Burial Acres.

An online memorial can be viewed at

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