Eloise Johnson Willis
Eloise Johnson Willis was born to the late Annie and D.O. Johnson in Broaddus, TX on January 29, 1937. She graduated from Texas Woman's University with a Bachelors of Education and a Masters in Counseling. Following her graduation she was an educator for 23 years, serving as the Head of the Athletics department at Newman Smith High School.
After her love for Christ, her family was her greatest treasure. Eloise was blessed with a largeand loving family. She married her best friend, Gerald Willis the day after graduating High School in Orange, TX on May 28, 1955. They were married for 67 and a half wonderful years. Eloise and Gerald raised three children with patience, discipline and humility. Eloise later became a grandmother to ten children and a great grandmother to eight. No words can explain how much joy they brought to her or how much love she brought to the children.
Eloise spent her entire life serving the lord faithfully. She was a member of the Valwood Park Baptist Church congregation where she spent many years teaching, helping and supporting others. Eloise will be remembered for her kindness, her generosity and living a life modeled after Christ.
Eloise is survived by her husband Gerald D. Willis, her brother MacNeil Johnson and wife Sara Johnson, her sister, Linda Dillard and husband Charlie Dillard, her son Michael Willis, her daughter-in-law Tammy Willis, her daughter Belinda Kay Wegman, her son-in-law Michael Embree, her daughter Sheryl Harris and son-in-law Steve Harris. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Lindsey Sueflow and husband, Luke Sueflow, Kalen McDaniel and husband, Jeff McDaniel, Emilee Quirroz and husband Pierre Quirroz, Carsyn Fowler and husband John Fowler, Brooke Alexander and husband Brad Alexander, Erica Harris, Shelby Wegman, Bubba Harris and wife Macie Harris, Garrett Wegman, Eli Harris and her great grandchildren Logan Sueflow, Brenley McDaniel, Ava Quirroz, Lane Sueflow, Brett McDaniel, Ayden Quirroz, Brayden McDaniel, and Eleanor Fowler. She is preceded in death by her parents, D.O. and Annie Johnson, her sister Dorris Sigler, her brother Elroyce Johnson, and her son-in-law, Charlie Wegman.
It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you. Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad. Love, The Gillilands
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