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Christine Willis, 1940-2020


Last updated 8/12/2020 at 10:10am

Christine Willis

Christine A. Willis, 79, passed away Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Born September 6, 1940 in Sarasota, FL, she was the daughter of Marion and Bernice Hudson. Christine was a longtime resident of Bartow. She was an administrative assistant for the Department of Transportation in Bartow for many years. She was a past president of the Florida Buckskin Horse Association, Florida Reining Horse Association and member of the American Quarter Horse Association.

Christine was a past president and board member of the Bartow Art Guild. She was a Florida Licensed Massage Therapist, certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist and Licensed Real Estate salesman.

Christine was preceded in death by her husband Larry Willis. She is survived by a loving family including her son: Thomas L. Willis of Bartow; 6 grandchildren: Amanda, Joe, Nathan, Craig and Tom Willis, Drew Rhoden, all of Bartow, 2 great grandchildren: Alice Prine & Sophia Ussary.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 at Bartow Wildwood Cemetery.

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