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Edna WillettFour Oaks, NC: Mrs. Edna Griffith Willett, age 88, of 20 Parkersfield Drive, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Smithfield Manor Nursing Home in Smithfield. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Pisgah Baptist Church. Officiating will be Pastor Brian Beasley. Mrs. Willett was born August 16, 1931 in Highland County Ohio to the late Carey Q. and Elsie Pownell Griffith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Willett; brothers, Stanley Griffith, Vernon Griffith, Joe Griffith, and Ervin Griffith; and sisters, Lois Bradshaw, Virginia Satterfield, Elma Tucker and Elsie Purcell. She was a homemaker and a member of Hillsboro Church of Christ. Mrs. Willett loved working in her yard, raising flowers, and was a wonderful cook. One of her greatest pleasures was sitting on her screened porch reading. Survivors include children, Sandy Gray and husband Nick, of Smithfield, and Robert "Bob" Willett of Four Oaks; grandchildren, Travis Gray and wife, Stacie of Smithfield, and Scottie Gray and wife, Melanie of Hickory; great-grandchildren, Landyn Gray, Abbi Gray, Coleman Gray, and Tannen Gray; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the time of service on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Pisgah Baptist Church at 3689 NC-210, Smithfield, N.C. 27577. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Resident Fund at Smithfield Manor Nursing Home, 902 Berkshire Road, Smithfield, N.C. 27577. Online condolences may be expressed at www.roseandgraham.com
Sandy, Bob & family:So sorry to hear about Edna! We had such a wonderful friendship and I know you will miss her badly. Navigating through our daily lives is a priceless roadmap we all take, along with the twists and turns we wish we could have avoided. But the best of shared memories gives us strength and the fortitude to carry on. Edna was one super gal who enriched my life so much! With deepest sympathy and hugs for all...Leslie
Leslie Ramsey Feb 18 2020 12:00 AM
Edna was a special lady. She was humble, creative, a wonderful cook and loved her family beyond words. I remember her beautiful flower arrangements and her cinnamon rolls. Edna was well read and very smart. Prayers to Sandy and Bob and the rest of the family. Robert and I love you.
Rebecca McAlister Feb 18 2020 12:00 AM
Sandy and Family Sending our thoughts and prayers. We still have a flower wreath your Mother made!Dwight and Theresa Snowden
Dwight Snowden Feb 12 2020 12:00 AM
From Sally Rogers and the whole Roush Family:To Sandy and FamilyEdna was such an important person in our lives. She not only helped care for our parents, Wesley and Sarah Roush, but she also became like a beloved Aunt. My daughter, Sally A, learned to become a confident cook at Edna's side. She was especially proud of her custard pies, and we still have Edna's handwritten recipe. Sharing our memories of Edna and her kindness always brings smiles and joy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sally Rogers Feb 12 2020 12:00 AM
Sorry for your loss.Love and prayersTonya Benson
Tonya Benson Feb 11 2020 12:00 AM