Cover photo for Hazel Willis's Obituary
Hazel Willis Profile Photo
1946 Hazel 2018

Hazel Willis

March 30, 1946 — September 12, 2018


Hazel Lenora Willis, 72 was lovingly known as “Granny” or “Mommy” to those who knew and loved her. She was born on March 30, 1946 to late John and Hazel Woods of Harlem Heights, West Virginia. She went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., to meet her angels; her mother, father, brother Pete and sister Hythern. She was the 2nd oldest daughter of eight.


Lenora was married to late Maryland Willis, known as “Poppa” who is preceded in death on October 6, 2002. They had four children together. Lenora was a Semi-Truck Driver. She loved to cook and bake her homemade peach cobbler and sweet potato pies. Everyone loved her cooking.
Lenora was a Christian woman who loved the Lord. Prior to becoming ill, she enjoyed entertaining her family and friends especially her children. She also had a love for traveling, playing bingo, going to casinos, and playing the lottery.


Lenora leaves to cherish her fond and loving memories; her five children; Maryland (Vanessa Woods) Woods, Barbara Willis, Thalia Holmes, Marland (Charmain Willis) Willis, and Toyee (Jeffrey Tinsley) Tinsley. Grandchildren; Isaiah Holmes, Jeffrey Tinsley Jr., Marquise Dixon-Willis, Kirell Willis, Maryland Willis, Imani Willis, and Aniah Tinsley. Great Grandchildren; Kylie Holmes, Landen Tinsley, and Julianna Willis. Three sisters; Thalia (Harold Esby) Espy, Barbara Dickerson, Sandra Austin, Hattie Lee, brother; Willie Woods, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Hazel will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Hazel Willis, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Starts at 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree