Lena Levenia <I>Coley</I> Willett

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Lena Levenia Coley Willett

  • Birth 7 Mar 1904 Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 19 Feb 1963 Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Tramway, Lee County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 101518138

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.






  • Created by: Esther Kinder
  • Added: 30 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101518138
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lena Levenia Coley Willett (7 Mar 1904–19 Feb 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101518138, citing Grace Chapel Church Cemetery, Tramway, Lee County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Esther Kinder (contributor 47944192) .