Edna Grace Richardson Willett, 88, worked as a bookkeeper for over 30 years

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Edna Grace Richardson Willett
Edna Grace Richardson Willett

WILMINGTON — Edna Grace Richardson Willett, 88, passed away peacefully Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

She was born in Cumnock, N.C., Aug. 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 who always put 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 his wife, Claudia, Gary Willett and Rhonda Willett.

Together with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Rowland Richardson and Wilton “Wood” Richardson.

A service to celebrate Edna’s life will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 13, at the Devon Park United Methodist Church 3403 Winston Blvd., Wilmington. 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.

Please share memories and condolences at wilmingtoncares.com.

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