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Edna Griffith Willett

August 16, 1931 ~ February 10, 2020 (age 88)


Four 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. 

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February 15, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Pisgah Baptist Church (N.C)

Memorial Service
February 15, 2020

3:00 PM
Pisgah Baptist Church
3689 HWY 210
Smithfield, NC 27577

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