Barbara Churn Willis


Mrs. Barbara Churn Willis, 92, a resident of Cheriton, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021, at The Citadel at Nassawadox. A native of Bridgetown, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Nottingham Churn Sr. and the late Mary Floyd Churn. She was a retired manager of the Holiday Inn, member of Capeville United Methodist Church, and an avid bridge player.

She is survived by four children, Suzanne Rogers and her husband, John, of Onancock, Kit Booker, of Hampton, Collier Austin, of Inverness, Fla., and John N. Willis and his wife, Lina, of Cheriton; two sisters, Eliza Cox, of The Villages, Fla., and Lucy Ames, of Eastville; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
She was predeceased by a son, Lyman Eason Willis III; a grandson, Nicholas Austin; two brothers, Jimmy Churn and Clarence Nottingham Churn Jr.; and two sisters, Flora Ella Dutton and Eleanor Allen.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Capeville United Methodist Church, c/o H.H. Scott Jr., 4301 Townsend Drive, Cape Charles, VA 23310.

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Arrangements were made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles.
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