Evelyn Christina Willis

(1945 - 2015)

Sadly, on Saturday November 7, 2015 Evelyn Christina Willis (Woodring) passed peacefully to join our Lord. Residing in Swedesboro, NJ and formerly of Gloucester City, NJ Evelyn was a devoted wife to Patrick M. Willis, Sr. for 50 years. Together, they have four children (Cindi L. Hill, Patrick M. Willis, Jr., Timothy S. Willis, Sr., Shannon C. Minniti), and nine beautiful grandchildren (Kelli Mehmood, Thomas J. Willis, Maegan L. Willis, Kevin P. Willis, Timothy S. Willis, Jr., Trevor R. Willis, John A. Minniti, Christian P. Minniti, Claire M. Minniti). She is pre-deceased by her parents Sarah J. Woodring (Lonabaugh) and Warren E. Woodring, and her brother Raymond E. Woodring. She is survived by her sisters Wendy (John) and Diana, and her sisters in law Carol (Paul) and Sandy. Evelyn was full of life and very devoted to the many hats she wore. One being her job with Walt’s Bus Service. For many years, she drove others’ children as if they were her own, and she loved each one of them. She loved to cook and she was very, very good at it! Amongst the many things that put a smile on her face were her friends, her computer (her “puder”), her dog Zoey, music, the shore, day trips and finding new places when lost on those trips, sappy movies and westerns, and especially family gatherings. In recent years she was devoted to her eagles, which were part of the Eagle project at Berry College. Having fallen ill over the past year, she spent hours watching these eaglets grow. When she spoke of them, it was with true passion and a smile. We ask, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to her eagles. http://berry.edu/eaglecam/
Come celebrate seventy great years Saturday November 14, 2015 from 10 a.m. to noon at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where there will be a noon service. Her service on will be a celebration of her life, where we will all be asked to share our fondest memory. As most already know, our father’s hearing is very poor. Cards will be provided and we encourage everyone to write down your memory. They will be made into a scrapbook for our father to read. Also, she hated funerals and she was all about her BLING! We encourage you to come in color or bling, or both!

13 thoughts on “Evelyn Christina Willis

  1. James Hillman

    I knew Evelyn for over 60 years, we grew up in the same neighborhood. She was always a very nice person, I really enjoyed our conversations on facebook. I am sure she is heaven now, looking down on all of us. R.I.P. dear friend, you are home with God now.

  2. Ariel oehlert

    I remember last year on my birthday her and I went out to lunch I was pregnant so I could not celebrate my 21 so Aunt EV took me out and even got me some baby items I am glad she got to me my son. She was/is an amazing aunt ..she’ll always be missed

  3. Terri Creek

    After marriage, being a Navy family, we were away from home a lot. But, memories of my school days and friends, never are far. We lived on Oxford Ave., in the Hts., both of our families. I wish I planned on visiting with Evelyn from time to time, while in the area of home. But, we did connect on Facebook and I am very grateful of that. Evelyn always sent very cheerful messages and I am sure she’s smiling down from heaven to all her family and friends. Good bye till later. Terri Zdon Creek

  4. Judy Boltz

    I will always remember her compassion. She had a very kind heart. She was always happy for a family reunion but life always got in the way. Eve you definitely are going to be missed. I know you are with your parents and Ray. We will meet again.

  5. Kathleen C Willis

    Loved her family and my sweet Uncle Pat. While I did not know her as well as I would have liked o respected her devotion to her family. Respectfully sorry for your loss.
    She will be missed. Uncle Pat I will contact you directly. Love you

  6. Jay Hill

    My heart goes out to the entire Willis family. I was Evelyn’s son in law for 14 years and she always treated me like a son. I will miss the talks that we had and how she always stuck up for me when her daughter was mad at me. I loved that about her lol. Rest in peace mom

  7. Chantel DuBose (Moss)

    Uncle Pat,you and Aunt Evelyn we’re a big part of my life as a child. I remember the times when I stayed at your house. I especially remember when I stayed after Mommom passed away. I wish I could be there for your family now the way you were always there for me then. I truly am heartbroken. I love y’all.

  8. Deborah EllisDavis

    You all are in my thoughts, prayers, and in my heart. I pray for your comfort and peace, wrapped in wonderful memories of Evelyn. The last time I saw Evelyn was at Underwood Hospital years ago, she was there with her husband and I was there with my husband. We laughed and talked for hours till our husbands were admitted. I will miss her laugh.



  10. Wendy Karcher

    I love and miss you so much, sis. I know our Heavenly host is watching over you. We have many good memories through our life. You are my favorite suster and always will be. I will see you again one day. I am wearing some of the clothes you gave me when visiting and I think of you all day. I knew and understood you when others didn’t. We had such a connection while you were here on earth and now I still feel your presence. I’m still working on the baby doll you wanted and know who you want to gave it, now that you earned your wings. She’s an adorable lifelike baby and feel she’s a reflection of your love. Although miles apart through the years — we still spent time together. You will be sadly missed but your memories will be with me forever. When I see those cute little vintage paper dolls on eBay — I again think of you. You sat for hours playing with me. You were not just a sister — you were MY sister and that says a lot. God chose us for each other. We were one of a kind when together! Very sadly missed but thought of often. I love you my sister Evie. Thank you for visiting me in my dreams. *hugs* xxoo

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