Joyce Faye Pettit Willis, 77, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021at a healthcare center in Chattanooga. She was a member of Benton Church of Christ. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard Pettit and Ollie Martha Mallory Pettit; five sisters; and six brothers.
She is survived by her husband of sixty years, Leonard Ray Willis; three children, Walter Ray Willis and wife Elizabeth of Cleveland, Martha (Sissy) Joyce Morrison of Cleveland, and Debra Ann Ratcliffe and husband Jim of Jacksonville, AL; three grandchildren, Nicole Keys of Calhoun, GA, Dustin Morrison of Cleveland, and Melissa Agar and husband Austin of Cleveland; four great-grandchildren, Emily Keys, Brandon Agar, Aideyn Agar, and Axton Agar; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
A celebration of her life will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 15, 2021 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Minister Eric Bender officiating. Interment will follow in Union Grove Church of Christ Cemetery. A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will conclude the service. Pallbearers include; Jim Ratcliffe, Austin Agar, Scott Willis, Dawson Willis, Danny Willis, and Gary Pettit.
The family will receive friends from12:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home prior to the service.
You may watch the service via live stream on Ralph Buckner Funeral Home’s Facebook page.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Willis family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.