Edna Grace Richardson Willett

August 13, 1928 - April 10, 2017
Edna Grace Richardson Willett

Edna Grace Richardson Willett, age 88, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 10, 2017 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

She was born in Cumnock, NC on August 13, 1928 the daughter of George Grady Richardson and Rowena Gunter Richardson.

Edna was a graduate of New Hanover High School Class of 1946.

She worked as a Bookkeeper in the Insurance and Real Estate industry for over 30 years.

Edna was an amazing wife and devoted mother always putting her family and God first in her life. Her beautiful spirit will be cherished and remembered by all who knew her.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 68 years Jesse Wilbur Willett and children; Wayne Willett and wife Claudia, Gary Willett and Rhonda Willett.

Together with her parents she is predeceased by her brothers Rowland Richardson and Wilton “Wood” Richardson.

A service to celebrate Edna’s life will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Devon Park United Methodist Church 3403 Winston Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28403. The family will receive friends after the service. A luncheon will follow at Noon in the Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers memorials made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice or the Devon Park United Methodist Church at tmcfunding.com in loving memory of Edna would be greatly appreciated.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


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  • April 11, 2017
    Yvonne and Steve Hughes says:
    Our prayers our with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • April 12, 2017
    Vince says:
    May all of your hearts and souls find peace and comfort in her absence.

  • April 12, 2017
    Myrtle J Peterson says:
    Wilbur and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I will always remember the good times that we had working together. God Bless all of you.

  • April 12, 2017
    Janet Mercer says:
    thinking of you all at this difficult time. Janet Mercer(Priscillas daughter-Brookdale)

  • April 14, 2017
    Wayne Yopp says:
    I'm so sorry to hear about Ms. Edna's passing. I have so many memories of her. She always had a kind word or a wave for this wild youngun from across the street. She had a way of making everyone feel they were special. Keeping you all in my prayers.