Bessie "Ma Jean" Jean (Smith) Willis

February 25, 1936 ~ May 20, 2019 (age 83)
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Bessie Jean “Ma Jean” Willis, 83, of Pine Knoll Shores, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Salter Path United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Park.

She is survived by her son, Danny Ray Willis of Morehead City; granddaughter, Amanda Willis Small and her husband Jeffrey Small of Harlowe; grandson, Joseph Willis of Beaufort; great grandchildren, Brody Willis of Beaufort; Emmalyn Kate Willis of Otway; Harrison Small of Harlowe; sister, Anita Murdoch and her husband Preston of Carrollton, VA; sister-in-law, Betty Willis of Salter Path; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Willis; parents, George and Juanita Smith; brother, Billy Wayne Smith; sister, Bonnie Smith; brother-in-law, Curtis Willis, brother and sister in law, Loomis and Nancy Willis; brother and sister in law, Willie and Mary Carolyn Cannon.

A visitation will be held at the church the hour prior to the service.

Electronic condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.org

Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.

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