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Memorial for Gary Willis

Born in Newark, New Jersey on Jan. 29, 1954
Departed on Apr. 28, 2013 and resided in , .
Visitation: Monday, May 6, 2013
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Service: Monday, May 6, 2013
11:00 am
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
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Gary was born January 29, 1954 in Newark, New Jersey at the Martland Hospital, to the late Gwendolyn Willis of North Carolina.

Gary was educated in the Newark school district, graduating from Weequahic High School and Stockton State College, where he remained a loyal longtime member of the Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, !SATCH! if you did not know.
Gary also furthered his career and became a Social Worker for the New Jersey division of family services and a bus operator for the New Jersey Transit bus company in Newark, N.J. were he resided.

Gary was loved by everybody known to make you laugh and smile, very humble and a uplifting friend, brother and an awesome father.

Gary was a lifelong member of the Zion Hill Baptist Church where he served on the Men*s Ministry, the Media Ministry and the Male Chorus. He will truly be missed singing his favorites songs *Fix it Jesus* and *Walk around Heaven*.
Gary leaves to mourn two daughters, Denine Phillips of Philadelphia, PA and Shaneiqua Willis of North Carolina, six grandchildren, Nijah, Sierra, Shakea, Perri, Jeffrey and Chrishod, fianc*, Wanda Mozell and a host of family and friends.

Although our hearts will be saddened and our lives empty of his presence, Gary has left each of us his memories, his legacy of his love of life and his optimistic attitude.
We love you Gary, you will be missed.

Sorrowfully Submitted,
The Family

Our heart was broken without a warning no words spoken you were taken away, someone said you could not stay empty and lonely is what we are we lost a precious shining star our Gary.

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