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Joann Dickson Willis

d. January 17, 2023

  Joann Dickson Willis, 90, resident of 105 West Russell Lake Blvd. widow of Billy Frank Willis, Sr. passed away peacefully Tuesday at the Hospice House of the Piedmont in Greenwood, SC.

  Born in Abbeville, SC she was a daughter of the late John Albert Dickson, Sr. and Lucille Bell Dickson.

  Joann was a retired textile Yarn Inspector with Rocky River Textile Plant in Calhoun Falls. She was a member of Calhoun Falls United Methodist Church. Joann loved to cook and take care of her children and grandchildren.

  Survivors include: three grandchildren Anna W. Hamilton (Glenn) of Augusta, Georgia, Ashlea Willis of Charleston, SC and Alec Willis of Charlotte, NC; two daughters-in-law Laura B. Willis of Abbeville, SC and Patti L. Willis of Greenwood, SC; a sister-in-law Joan Dickson; nieces and nephews Lena D. Smith, Nancy Whitworth, Stephen Pettigrew and Tommy Pettigrew.

  She was the last member of her immediate family.

  She was preceded in death by two sons Billy F. Willis, Jr. and Joe D. Willis.

  A graveside service will be conducted Friday Jan. 20, 2023 at 2:00 PM in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

  The family will receive friends after services at the cemetery.

  Memorials in memory of Joann may be made to Calhoun Falls UMC, PO Box 603, Calhoun Falls, SC 29628 or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646.

  Online condolences may be made to the Willis family by visiting www.chandlerjacksonfh.com

  The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the Willis family.

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Friday, January 20, 2023

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Forest Lawn Memory Gardens

2688 Highway 72, Abbeville , SC 29620

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