The Richmond Register

January 20, 2013

Vanessa Gail Willis, 53

Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home

RICHMOND — Vanessa Gail Willis, 53, of Ballard Drive, the widow of Joseph Willis, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Baptist Health Richmond.

Vanessa had worked as a cook at the Holiday Inn and Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center and was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include: her mother, Corerena Murphy, of Hesperia, Calif.; one son, Shaun David Burns, and one daughter, Felisha LynnFoster, both of Richmond; one sister, Carolyn Joan Abney; and three grandchildren, Shaun Matthew Burns, Jeremiah Burns and Larry Riley Shell.

Vanessa was preceded in death by a brother, Gregory Lynn Powell, in 1983.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Vester Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell.

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