Obituary for Willie Lee Gillis of Aberdeen

Mr. Willie Lee Gillis, 79, of Aberdeen, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. 

Walk-Through Viewing: Friday, December 1, 2023, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, McLeod Funeral Home Chapel, Southern Pines.

Funeral Service: Saturday, December 2, 2023, 1:00 PM, West Southern Pines Cultural Arts Center, 1250 West New York Avenue, Southern Pines.

Public Viewing:  Saturday, December 2, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, at the Arts Center.

Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery, Southern Pines.

Survivors, Wife, Margaret McEachin Gillis; son, Steven Gillis (Barbara); sisters, Betty Jones (Earl), Carolyn Jenkins, Sandra Jones, Stephanie Davis (Michael); brothers, James Gillis Jr. (Janet), Donnie Hines, Oliver Hines (Libby), Woodrow Hines (Clara), Leon Hines, Jerry Hines (Esther), Scottie Hines, and Johnnie Hines (Thomasina); nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four godchildren; mother-in-law, Juanita Roberts (Roosevelt); sisters-in-law, Ann McEachin and Regina Smalls (Griffin); brother-in-law, Cromwell McEachin; and a host of other relatives.

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