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Minister Louise Willis Nurturer, Mentor, Beacon


Minister Louise Willis

Minister Louise Willis 94, transitioned from this earthy home on Friday, May 29, 2020 at St Francis Medical Center. Louise was born on October 26,1925 to the late Tillman and Luella Williams in Downsville, LA. Louise was married the late Roosevelt Willis, Sr. They were blessed with 8 children. Two of her children preceded her in death Patsy Collins and Roosevelt Willis, Jr. Louise confessed Christ at a very early age at the Logtown Baptist Church in Fondale, LA under the leadership of the late Pastor BJ Washington. She remained at the Logtown Baptist Church Monroe LA under the leadership of Pastor James Handie, Sr where she remained faithful until death. Her mission in life was to a beacon light on the battlefield for her Lord as she nurtured, mentored, listened with love and without judgement. She constantly instilled so many values in not only her children but the community and everyone she encountered. One of her main accomplishment in life was to make sure her 8 children and each generation had a solid foundation- A Relationship with God! She leaves to cherish her memories six siblings Evelene Willis Lewis, Betty Willis Robinson (Andrew), Charles Willis, Bessie Willis, James Earl Willis, Ernestine Willis Givens( the late Pastor Billy Ray), one sister, Della Mosley East Chicago, Indiana and one brother, Louis Williams; Hammond, Indiana; one daughter-in-law Thelma Willis, also her legacy consisted of 5 generations, 8 children, 35 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren, 41 great great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, those whose lives she touched among many friends. Mommy, mama and granny as she was affectionately known will be missed tremendously but she will live in our hearts and memories forever. Funeral services are Saturday June 6, 2020, at 1pm Logtown Baptist Church Monroe LA. Visitation is Friday June 5, 1-5pm at Hester Funeral Home Monroe LA. Louise truly was a Proverbs 31:28-29 woman, yes her children rise up and call her blessed... many women have done excellently, but Mother/Granny you surpassed them all." We love you!


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