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Rose Willis Piske, 82, lived her life with compassion and joy

Rose Willis Piske

WILMINGTON — Rose Willis Piske, 82, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Jan. 10, 1937, in Algiers, Louisiana, to the late Joseph B. and Mary Adela (Moriarty) Willis.

Rose lived her life full of joy and love for her family and others. She was a faithful and loving wife and a dedicated, compassionate mother who loved her family with her whole heart. Her many friends learned she would do anything she could to help others. Rose will live forever in our hearts as she rests in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is already missed by all who were blessed to love and be loved by her.

Rose is survived by her loving husband, William Edward Piske Sr.; daughter, Leslie Brown, and her husband, David; son, William Edward Piske Jr., and his wife, Deborah; sister, Rita Willis Lobue; grandchildren, Raegan Piske, Cameron Piske, Christopher Williams and Allison Willie; and great-grandchildren, Brenden Willie and Kennedy Willie.

In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph Willis, Alvin Willis and Wortha Willis; and sister, Anita Flanagan.

A graveside service will be held at noon, Monday, Dec. 2, at Oleander Memorial Gardens, Wilmington, with Father Roger Malonda Nyimi officiating.

Share online condolences with the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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