Elizabeth Short Willis



LANCASTER, SC ~ Mrs. Elizabeth Short Willis, age 70, went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 17, 2017 at her home. She was born November 15, 1947 in Pound, VA to the late Samuel Short and Maudie Baldwin Short. She married her high school sweetheart, Dennis Willis, and they celebrated their 50th anniversary this year. She enjoyed reading, traveling with her husband, and loved spending time with her granddaughter, Shanna. She loved the Lord and was an active member of Lancaster Second Baptist Church, especially the AWANA program.

Mrs. Willis is survived by her husband, Dennis Willis; a daughter, Kristi Hegler (Dave) of Kershaw, SC; granddaughter, Shanna Hegler (her pride and joy) of Kershaw; sisters, Mary Cantrell (Ron) of Beavercreek, OH, Sue Sturgill (Roger) of Whittier, NC and Carolyn South (David) of Wise, VA.

Mrs. Willis was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Denise Willis; her parents; three brothers, James C. Shortt, Bill Short, and Bob Shortt; three sisters, Melba Balsink, Ruth Chaney, and Marlene Short.

The Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Mrs. Willis will be 6:00 pm Tuesday evening, December 19, 2017 at The Chapel of Burgess Funeral Home in Lancaster, SC by Rev. Larry Helm. Visitation will be one hour before the service, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm, at the funeral home.

The family will receive friends and family from 12:30 - 1:30 pm Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Mercer Funeral Home in Bluefield, WV. Graveside services for Mrs. Willis will be 2:00 pm Thursday at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA officiated by Minister Buddy Goins.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Lancaster Second Baptist Church Building Fund, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.