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Odis Willis

April 21, 1950 — May 18, 2016

Odis Lee Willis, 66, of Terrell went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 with his family by his side. Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Saturday May 21, 2016, with Rev. Glenn Willis officiating. Visitation will be held at the church prior to the service.

Odis was born on April 21, 1950 to the late Rev. Fordie and Mamie Willis in Garland, Texas. He was the fourth oldest of fourteen children. He attended Garland Independent School District where he met and married Toni Lister and to this union, six children were born. Odis accepted Christ at an early age at El Bethel Baptist Church in Rowlett, Texas under the leadership of Rev. Johnson.

Odis had a charming personality with a contagious laugh. He was the life of all the family gatherings and could brighten everyone's mood; Odis would always have a joke for everyone around him. He worked for the Willis Construction Company, and Red Antiques in Forney. He also had a love for fishing, hunting, and collecting antiques.

Odis leaves to cherish his precious memories six children, four boys and two girls, Gregory Willis (Shelly) (Garland, TX), Frederick Willis (Terrell, TX), Kendrick Willis (Terrell, TX), Demond Willis (Wilmington, NC), Angel Burns (Dallas, TX), and April James (Dallas, TX). Eight sisters: Dorsey Hill (Clinton) (Garland, TX), Marie Duffey (Craig) (Garland, TX), Willie Rockwell (Lewisville, TX), Patricia Moore (Houston, TX), Wilma Willis (Hempstead, TX), Jennifer Scruggs (Terrell, TX), Diane Willis (Cypress, TX), Terri Wesley (Eric), (Rockwall, TX). Four brothers: Billy Willis (Altheria) (Rowlett, TX), Roy Willis Sr. (Shirley) (Dallas, TX), Timothy Willis (Rowlett, TX), Glenn Willis (Emory, TX). Fourteen grandchildren, one great grandchild, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is proceeded in death by his parents Rev. Fordie & Mamie Willis, and one brother Fordie Willis Jr.

Special Caregivers: Diane Willis, Wilma Willis, Jackie Willis, Jennifer Willis, Dianca Turner, Patricia Moore


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Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
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