OBITUARY

Dean Willis

July 26, 1932November 5, 2018
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Dean Willis, 86, passed away November 5, 2018. She was a member of Sycamore View Church of Christ who loved flowers, birds and fishing. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Willis; parents, Howard Rayborn and Lura Lowhorn Rayborn; siblings, Delmar Rayborn, Johnny Rayborn, Mildred Cowling, Margaret Stiles, Francis Wood, Danny Rayborn, Kathy Whitten, and Melba Bray. She is survived by four sons, Jim (Barbara) Burns, Roger Burns, Larry (Karen) Burns and Dennis (JeNeal) Willis; nine grandchildren; sixteen-great-grandchildren; sister Aleta(Eddie) Phelps and two brothers, David Rayborn and Dody (Vickie) Rayborn. The family would like to thank all the staff past and present at Shelby Farms Place for the hugs, love and special care they showed the Ms. Dean. The family will receive friends on Thursday November 8, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38119. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. at Memphis Memory Gardens, 6444 Raleigh LaGrange Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38134.

  • FAMILY

  • Jim Burns (Barbara), Son
  • Roger Burns, Son
  • Larry Burns (Karen), Son
  • Dennis Willis (JeNeal), Son
  • Nine (9), Grandchildren
  • Sixteen (16), Great-grandchildren
  • Aleta Phelps (Eddie), Sister
  • David Rayborn, Brother
  • Dody Rayborn (Vickie), Brother
  • She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Willis; parents, Howard Rayborn and Lura Lowhorn Rayborn; siblings, Delmar Rayborn, Johnny Rayborn, Mildred Cowling, Margaret Stiles, Francis Wood, Danny Rayborn, Kathy Whitten, and Melba Bray.

Services

  • Gathering of Friends and Family Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, November 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Dean Willis

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Fread Boyd

November 8, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Debbie Coats

November 8, 2018

My deepest condolences to you and your family members

Becky Ham

November 7, 2018

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Kendra Jamerson-Garner

November 7, 2018

I am truly sorry for your loss. I would like to express my deepest and most sincere condolences to you and your family.

Kendra Jamerson-Garner

Josh Davis

November 7, 2018

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Josh, Melanie, Kade and Karsyn Davis

Tonya Patton

November 7, 2018

You all are in my prayers.

Barbara Martin

November 7, 2018

With Sincere Sympathy from the Martin Family,
Jerry, Barbara and Briona

Precious memories will last a life time. (Think on those things)

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Biography

Dean Willis, 86, passed away November 5, 2018. She was a member of Sycamore View Church of Christ who loved flowers, birds and fishing. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Willis; parents, Howard Rayborn and Lura Lowhorn Rayborn; siblings, Delmar Rayborn, Johnny Rayborn, Mildred Cowling, Margaret Stiles, Francis Wood, Danny Rayborn, Kathy Whitten, and Melba Bray.
She is survived by four sons, Jim (Barbara) Burns, Roger Burns, Larry (Karen) Burns and Dennis (JeNeal) Willis; nine grandchildren; sixteen-great-grandchildren; sister Aleta(Eddie) Phelps and two brothers, David Rayborn and Dody (Vickie) Rayborn.
The family would like to thank all the staff past and present at Shelby Farms Place for the hugs, love and special care they showed the Ms. Dean.
The family will receive friends on Thursday November 8, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38119. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. at Memphis Memory Gardens, 6444 Raleigh LaGrange Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38134.