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HARRY WILLIS

Harry Willis, 74, of Savannah, Georgia entered into eternal glory on July 21, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah. Born on May 16, 1946, he was a son of the late Jess Willis and the late Grace Willis Smith. Of this union, he was the youngest of five children. He was also predeceased by his siblings, Walter Willis (Sonny boy), Grace Seward (Lou), MaryAnn and his late wife, Geraldine Pierce.

Harry was raised in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, where he often shared fond memories of hunting and fishing. He joined the US ARMY in 1966.  Upon completion of his service to our country, he married the love of his life, Jennifer Stafford Willis. Added to this union were David Willis, Jolyn Bright, and the birth of Lucretia Willis Hall.  Harry started his career in Law Enforcement in 1974 and then retired in 1994. He was proud of his commitment to peace keeping. He moved to Savannah, Georgia in 2010 where he never met a stranger. Everyone that met him, realized that they just encountered one of a kind. He had a community of friends and adopted family that loved him dearly. Harry was always smiling, full of life and was a true problem-solver. You could call him anytime for anything and never feel like you imposed. He gave the best, and most sound advice. He was generous, loving and refused to give up on reconciliation. He was a truly logical thinker and always was available to “shoot the breeze”.

Harry’s last day was a good day. He was happy, lively and joyful and surrounded by those who genuinely cared about him. He knew he was loved and leaves a legacy of love, peace and comfort.

He is survived by one sister Gene Willis, 83 of Tinton Falls, N.J., daughters: Lucretia Willis Hall (Raphael), and Jolyn Bright (Warren), son David Willis (Natalie), grandchildren: Harrison Willis-Hall, Taja Willis-Bolton, Jennifer Willis-Johnson, Nicole Hill, Jamarr Willis, Tyrone Willis, Davon Willis, Trayvon Willis, great grand-children and a host of nieces, nephews relatives and friends.

The viewing will be held from 12 until 6 o’clock Friday, July 31, 2020, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service, with full military honors, will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, August 1, 2020, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service. Interment will be private.

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  1. LINDA GALE HALL says:

    Sorry to that your love one has pass. He was a great friend and I will miss him. My condolences go out to you and your family at the time of need if I can do anything please let me know. He was a great friend and always will be in my thoughts. LINDA HALL

  2. Stephanie says:

    Sorry to hear about his passing. Prayers and condolences to the family

  3. Jimmy (James)Seward & Family Long Branch N.J. says:

    We Love You Unc. God Bless ! Jimmy /Zeda &Family

  4. Cynthia Castro says:

    My goodness doesn’t seem real. I’ll always remember the last time I saw Harry same smile and as pleasant as he could be. That’s a good memory of my brother.

  5. Jerry Agee says:

    He traveled the world and brought Joy to many hearts minds and souls. I know that personally because I am he nephew. My uncle didn’t share his time, love and generosity of spirit with people because he had to. He shared his life with people who mattered to him because he wanted to.

    To my cousin’s, Krishna, David, Lynn his son in law and grandson. Let not your heart’s be troubled. God does not make any mistakes . It was time for my uncle Harry to get his Crown. All is well with his soul because he is in the everlasting arms of our Father in Heaven. The quality of many lives in this world are better because Harry Willis was in it and that certainly includes my life as well.

    Rest well my Great Uncle ❤️❤️❤️

    Jerry

  6. Taushalin (Kueli) Barlow says:

    My Closest Friend and Best Buddy!!! Having you as my friend has been an honor. I have learned so much with our friendship.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your family..

    Your friend – Kueli

  7. Marie Seward says:

    To the family of Harris Willis you have my prayers and condolences. Cousin Harry you will be greatly missed. May you RIP

  8. Stacey Smith says:

    I Harry when he used to help out our friend Ben at the Shell station on Abercorn, he was such a kind and FUNNY man. Always had me laughing soooo much with his jokes. We became very good friends and he reminded me so much of my father who passed in 2012. He had recently been helping out at the sunoco by my house and I saw him every evening. We talked all the time. I only found out today about this after talking with our friend Ben. I had just been texting him on the 20th. This breaks my heart so much, my prayers go out to all his family in this time of grieving! You will forever be loved and missed by everyone that has gotten to know you. You were my second dad and I know you’re in heaven smiling down and watching over us all! Sending you a great big hug, and see you again one day!

  9. Rose Nixon says:

    Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. R.I.P. One of many childhood friends, from Atlantic Highlands N.J.

  10. Jim Brackeen says:

    I met Harry 6 years ago where he was a resident where I worked. I appreciated Harry and soon he became more than a resident he became a friend. I talked with Harry the morning before he when to be with the Lord. he was in a good mood and we agree to see each other later that day.

    Harry and I shared a love for our country both being veterans and for our Law Enforcement. Harry is already missed.

    May God bless his family and friends and give them comfort, strength and courage in the days ahead.

    “GO REST HIGH ON THAT MOUNTAIN, SON YOUR WORK ON EARTH IS DONE. GO TO HEAVEN A SHOUTIN LOVE FOR THE FATHER AND THE SON.”

  11. Jasmine Gordon-CCMA SJC says:

    Thank you God for giving me the opportunity to meet such a beautiful soul.. Mr. Willis was a light each time he came into the office! His smile would make my day!
    I’m still in disbelief
    Love always, Jasmine

  12. Paulette Johnson says:

    Family: Harry was my favorite cousin when I was young. I am sorry we lost touch as people do. I hope to see him again in the resurrection. My deepest sympathy.

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