Rev. Garry Willis

April 23, 1951August 28, 2013
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Rev. Garry Willis, 62, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and Pastor joined his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. Funeral services and a celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, Fulton Mill Road with burial in Riverside Cemetery. The Rev. David Moseley, Dr. Neal Wall and the Rev. Sean Beck will officiate. The family will meet friends from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue. Those who wish may make memorial gifts to Calvary Baptist Church, 5046 Fulton Mill Road, Macon 31216.

Rev. Willis was born in Hawkinsville the son of the late Milton Arthur Willis and Virginia Lyles Willis. He served with the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He graduated with an Associate’s Degree from Brewton Parker College and attended Luther Rice Seminary. He pastored Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Butler and for thirty-one years, was the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church (formerly known as Rivoli Crossing). Brother Willis was active within the Macon Baptist Association and most often was a part of local Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day commemorations.

Survivors include the earthly family he cherished, his wife of forty-two years, Gail Sutton Willis of Macon; his daughters, Kerrie Willis (Brian) Welch of Bolingbroke and Amy Willis (Keith) Rouse of Forsyth; his beloved grandchildren, Emily Welch, Olivia Welch, Chase Rouse and Stevey Joy Rouse; his sister, Wanda Willis Darley of Macon; his cousin, Ronald Willis of Juliette; nieces and nephews, Matt and Jenna Darley, Jennifer Veri and Eddie and Audra Hughes, and many cousins.

Visit to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services, Pio Nono Avenue has charge of arrangements.



  • Funeral Service and A Celebration of His Life Saturday, August 31, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, August 30, 2013


  • Burial

Rev. Garry Willis

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Emily Welch

May 1, 2014

Grandandy, I miss you so much. People say it gets easier but after 8 months, it hasn't. I love you. Your my heart, my guardian angel. I think about you everyday and my heart is broken but I remember you and I smile. Thank you for all the fond memories I have with you. I can't wait untill I can see you again.
Your oldest grandchild;

September 5, 2013

Mrs. Willis: Praying for peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Peace, Prayers & Blessings,

The Porter Family (Your student, Jackson Porter)

September 4, 2013

Gail & Family,
You will all be in our prayers. We loved and thought very highly of Garry. He will be greatly missed. Isaiah 57:1. Isaiah 55:11
Love & Prayers
Marty & Pam Pearson

Laura Wanamaker

September 4, 2013

Dear Gail,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss! You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Taylor

September 3, 2013

GailI am so sorry for your loss. I remember Bro. Gary from Rivoli. But I grew up on Lafayette Drive( Mary Tribble). May God comfort you and the family. Praying for ya'll.

Janet Bowden

September 3, 2013

Gail you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Benny,Janet Bowden and Family

Sabre Bostwick

September 3, 2013

Gail, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Emily Welch

September 2, 2013

I love you Grandandy. I miss you more than words can tell. I'll see you again one day soon. I love you. I still here you looking at me and saying "our grandans heart" I remember when you kissed me on the cheek and said I love you for the last time. I never imagined it would be the last. There's so many things I wanted to say to you and do. I know you'll always be with me. Even though I cry every day I'm so glad your up there with Jesus. I love you so much and your legacy will never be forgotten. There will never be another pastor/father/Grandandy/friend ever like you. You were one of a kind and your the best man I've ever met. I love you Grandandy.
Your oldest grandchild;

Donna Wheeler Flanders

September 1, 2013

Gail, Amy, Carrie, and family: I want you all to know I am praying for each of you at this time. I am saddened to hear of Garry's death. It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through. I pray for the peace that passes all understanding for each of you. Love Donna Sue Wheeler Flanders

Michael Clark

September 1, 2013

My thoughts are with Gary's family. He was such a good friend and comfort to my mother after my dad passed in 1999. A remarkable man.