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Diane Willis

Diane Willis

Apr 2, 1951 - Aug 24, 2019
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Obituary

Diane (Clay) Willis, affectionately known as “Piggy” by her Clay family, was born on April 2, 1951 to the late Edward and Elvesta (Hutch) Clay. Diane peacefully transitioned into eternal life on August 24, 2019 surrounded by her family in the comfort of her home. Diane was raised in church, Phillips Temple CME, alongside her mother, grandmother, and siblings.

Diane attended Whitney High School with dreams of becoming a nurse. Although her dreams of becoming a nurse was not fulfilled, she was a true authentic caregiver. Diane never met a stranger. She loved and welcomed everyone she came in contact with and her doors were always open. Once you met Diane, you became part of her family. Diane’s “job” was raising her children, grandchildren, and everyone else's children. She loved cooking, shopping and cleaning.

Diane was preceded in death by both parents, Edward and Elvesta Clay; paternal and maternal grandparents; husband and best friend, Carl L. Willis; grandson, Keven Johnson; brother, David Clay and sister, Debra Clay.

She leaves to cherish her memories her sons, Keven (Mary) Johnson, Keith Johnson, Karl Willis; step-son, Lamount Coates; daughters, Kimberly Johnson, Karen (Jimmie) Jordan, Kevia (James) Townsend, Karla Willis Johnson and Liberty Willis Cunningham; 26 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren plus one on the way; 4 great great grandchildren; brothers, Lee, Dwayne and Donald Clay; sisters, Minister Sharon (Robert) Heard and Evelyn Clay all of Toledo, Ohio and a host of dear family members including nieces, nephews, cousins and very close family friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    September 6, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    September 6, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    Address
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    September 7, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    September 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Phillips Temple CME Church
    Address
    565 Palmwood
    Toledo, oh
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    September 7, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    September 7, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Phillips Temple CME Church
    Address
    565 Palmwood
    Toledo, oh
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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ANITA M. LEWIS- SEWELL

Posted at 11:36am
Sincere condolences to the fanily and friends of Diane [Clay] Willis from Dr. Anita M. Lewis-Sewell M.D.
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Gwen Cargile

Posted at 10:52pm
To: The Family of Diane Clay Willis,
With Our Prayers and Deepest Sympathy,
Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember;
The joy of Diane forget all the pain.
Let all your tears, fall like rain
Remember the fun, the happy times past
The sadness you're feeling won't always last.
May God be your strength and your guide.


The Family of Margaret L. Harper,
RIP

KP

karen palmer

Posted at 10:05am
To Evelyn (Pebbles)
So very sorry to hear about Diane, she was such a sweet and funny person. My prayers are with you and the family.
Love Karen Mitchell-Palmer
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