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Lena Levenia Coley Willett
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1904
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1963
Sanford
Lee County
North Carolina, USA

Father: Henry Wade Coley (1881-1924)
Mother: Minnie Alice Kiser (1881-1959)

Spouse: H.F. Willett

Cameron Widow Died, Rites Set
Mrs Lena Coley Willett, 58 of Route 2 Cameron, died early Tuesday at Lee County Hospital.
Mrs Willett was the daughter of the late Wade and Minnie Kiser Coley. She was the widow of H.F. Willett.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Grace Chapel Christian Church by the Rev. W. C. Farrell, pastor. and the Rev. J. A. Denton, former pastor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will remain at Rogers Funeral home until carried to the church one hour prior to services.
Surviving are three sons, Steve Willett of route 1, Sanford, Lynn Willett of Piedmont, S.C. and Larry Willett of Route 2 Cameron. four daughters, Mrs Virgil Cranford of Route 1 Sanford, Mrs Cleo Martin of Sanford, Mrs Charles Lee of West Palm Beach Fl, and Mrs James Frye of Route 2 Cameron; 15 grandchildren; one stepson Max Willett of Route 1, Sanford; three stepdaughters Mrs Carey Clark of Sanford, Mrs Clarence Johnson of Route 1 Sanford, and Mrs Raymond Carlyle of Thomasville; four brothers; Mack, Frank, Reece and Ray Coley all of Sanford. four sisters; Mrs Margaret Jones of Route 1 Sanford, Mrs Mary Belle Cameron of Carthage, Mrs J.C. Stone Sr. of Route 1 Sanford and Mrs Delmar Smith of Route 4 Sanford. The family will be at the home of Virgil Cranford of Route 1 Sanford.
Published in the Sanford Herald 2/63

Brothers and Sisters:
Eula Margaret Coley (1905-1990)
Clifton Ray Coley (1907-1985)
Mary Belle Coley (1909-1987)
Dorthalue Maude Coley (1911-1995)
Verla Loucile Coley (1913-1921)
Tilman Wade Coley (1915-1961)
Frank McKinley Coley (1917-1969)
Marvin Mack Coley (1919-1971)
Leoma Meter Coley (1921-2011)
E. Reece Coley (1923-1999)

My dear sweet sister-in-law Lena was so sweet. When my husband and I moved to North Carolina with our 6 week old son we had no place to stay. She had a home in Lemon Springs that they were not living in. She let us move into the home. We only used 3 of the 13 rooms. It was a huge home until we could find a place. We loved her for her generosity and I shall never forget it. We loved to visit with her. But she died the very next year. I wish I had gotten to know you better. Miss and Love you Lena.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Wade Coley (1881 - 1924)
  Minnie Alice Kiser Coley (1881 - 1959)
 
 Spouse:
  Herbert Alton Willett (1888 - 1960)
 
 Children:
  Ellen Inez Willett Cranford (1927 - 1988)*
  Ruby Willett Martin (1929 - 2011)*
  Steven O'Briant Willett (1935 - 2001)*
  Boyce Lynn Willett (1938 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lena Levenia Coley Willett (1904 - 1963)
  Eula Margaret Coley Jones (1906 - 1990)*
  Clifton Ray Coley (1907 - 1985)*
  Mary Belle Coley Cameron (1909 - 1987)*
  Dorothy Lou Maude Coley Stone (1911 - 1995)*
  Verla Loucile Coley (1913 - 1921)*
  Tilman Wade Coley (1915 - 1961)*
  Frank McKinley Coley (1917 - 1969)*
  Marvin Mack Coley (1919 - 1971)*
  Leoma Coley Smith (1921 - 2011)*
  Elbert Reece Coley (1923 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Grace Chapel Church Cemetery
Tramway
Lee County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Esther Kinder
Record added: Nov 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101518138
Lena Levenia <i>Coley</i> Willett
Added by: Esther Kinder
 
Lena Levenia <i>Coley</i> Willett
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Lena Levenia <i>Coley</i> Willett
Added by: Christopher Nance
 
 
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Wish I were close enough to leave flowers on my family and loved ones, but since I am not here is my token of love.
- Esther Kinder
 Added: May. 22, 2014

- Legsie11
 Added: Mar. 7, 2014

- Diana McDevitt Eyler
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