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Dolly Shaw Willis

March 8, 1933 September 8, 2019
Dolly Shaw Willis
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Obituary for Dolly Shaw Willis

Mrs. Dolly Jeannette Shaw Willis, 86, of Elberton, wife of 67 years to the late John Edwards Willis, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Elbert Memorial Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Rubin R. Shaw and Ruby Robertson Shaw. She was preceded in death by her sisters: Fern S. Davis and Jeannette Shaw; her brother, Rubin Shaw Jr.; and her grandson, Matthew Evans.

She is survived by her son, Jeffrey John Willis, his wife Trisha, and their children Jonathan Willis, Jordan Willis, and Anna Willis of Elberton GA; her daughter, Donna Kay Willis Brown, her husband David of Mansfield TX and her children Kristin Alvarado (Homaro), Marc Evans, and Tyler Evans (Lynne); and great grandchildren: Gabriel, Nicholas and Sophia Alvarado; McKenzie and Maddox Evans; Maggie and John Evans.

Dolly was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She served unselfishly in all kinds of tasks within her church. She was a wonderful baker and loved to read. She and John loved to travel to the mountains and did so often. Dolly went from running a fabric shop to helping John start and run a granite business. She was the bookkeeper and office manager of Willis Granite Company; in a pinch she didn’t mind getting her hands dirty helping to load trucks.
Dolly’s greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. She never hesitated to drop what ever she was doing to play, cook, read and swing on the porch.

Join us at Deep Creek Baptist Church to celebrate the life of an amazing woman of God on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 3:00pm. Service will be conducted by Rev. Tim Adams and Rev. Jeffrey Willis with daughter-in-law Trisha Willis and grandson Jonathan Willis sharing a few words.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is assisting the family of Mrs. Dolly Jeannette Shaw Willis.

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3:00 PM 9/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
Deep Creek Baptist Church

2335 Deep Creek Road
Dewy Rose, GA 30634

Deep Creek Baptist Church
2335 Deep Creek Road Dewy Rose 30634 GA
United States

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