Ronald H Willis

January 19, 1940March 6, 2018

Ronald Willis 78, of Reading passed away peacefully March 6, 2018 in Penn State Health St Joseph. He is survived by his wife Mattie D Willis. Ronald was born in Reading on January 19, 1940 a son of the late Andrew and Lucille (Lockwood) Willis. He was employed by Birdsboro Steel and then Dana Corp as a crane operator and welder. Ron was a former member of The Fisherman's Club. He is also survived by his 2 daughters; Sylvia L Jackson and Tara L Willis both of Reading, his sister Sandra and her husband Thomas Branford of Exeter, 6 grandchildren; Antoine Strother, Tiana Williams, Felicia Strother, Emoni Washington, Marquise Washington, Shayla Washington, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and family friends. Ron was predeceased by his son, Antoine "Tony" Willis, and his siblings; Gerald Lockwood, Charles Willis Sr, Robert Willis, Judith A Edwards, and Betty McCormick. A Memorial Service will be Saturday March 10, 2018 at 12 noon in Theo C Auman Funeral Home, 247 Penn St Reading. A gathering will be Saturday 1130-12 noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made at American Cancer Society, 855 Tuck St., Suite 1 Lebanon, PA 17042.


  • Mattie D. Willis, Wife
  • Sylvia L. Jackson, Daughter
  • Tara L. Willis, Daughter
  • Antoine Strother, Grandchild
  • Tiana Williams, Grandchild
  • Felicia Strother, Grandchild
  • Emoni Washington, Grandchild
  • Marquise Washington, Grandchild
  • Shayla Washington, Grandchild
  • Sandra Branford, Sister
  • Thomas Branford, Brother-in-law
  • Antoine "Tony" Willis, Son
  • Gerald Lockwood, Brother
  • Charles Willis Sr., Brother
  • Robert Willis, Brother
  • Judith A. Edwards, Sister
  • Betty McCormick, Sister
  • Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends.

  • American Cancer Society


  • Gathering Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 10, 2018

Ronald H Willis

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