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Richard Willis July 27, 1943 - April 24, 2020

Tisdale-Lann Memorial

Richard Willis, 76, died Friday, April 24, 2020, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo, MS. He was born July 27, 1943, in Aberdeen to Ira Green Willis and Mary Etta Wiseman Willis. He was a life long resident of Monroe County. Mr. Willis was a retired painter and contractor and owned Willis Bait Shop. He was a member of River Bend Baptist Church in Aberdeen, MS.

Survivors include his wife Sara Thornton Willis of Amory, married May 10, 1969; one son Todd Willis of Louisville, MS; one brother William Willis (Linda) of Columbus, MS; Mother-in-law Syble Thornton of Becker, MS, and brother-in-law Bo Thornton of Dallas, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Mary Banks and brother-in-law Wallace Banks and Doris King and Bob and a nephew Wallace Banks, Jr. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to River Bend Baptist Church in Aberdeen.

Monroe County, MS Amory, MS

  • A Graveside Service will be held Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 P.M. at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with Dr. Roy McHenry officiating.
  • Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.


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    Forrest Logan says

    Richard was a fine man and good friend of mine. May he rest in eternal peace.

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    John and Cheryl Allen says

    John and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

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    jimmy williams says

    Everybody Loved Richard, God Bless Yall !

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    Jeanessa Frazier says

    My heart breaks for Ms. Sara and family. Mr. Richard and my daddy had been friends for many years, and I have never seen him sad or bothered by anything; always joking about anything and everything. Mrs. Sara, you are an angel, for sure. All my love and prayers for peace to you and your family.

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    William Richardson says

    Richard was a good friend and has a special place in my heart. Arnold Richardson

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    Tina P Davidson says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Richard was a sweet man.

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    Sarah Howell says

    Praying for you during this time. I know how lonely it can be. May you find peace and comfort in God Sarah Howell

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