Heaven welcomed home a special servant of the Most High God, Monday, September 14, 2020. Shirley Louise Willis, of Harrisonville, Missouri was born September 25, 1934 in Edgerton, Missouri the daughter of Lawson Elmer and Susan Minerva (Martin) Rice.
Shirley was called to the mission field at an early age, but wasn't fully released until later in life after serving her family. A fully licensed and ordained Evangelistic Missionary through Christ for The Nations, Dallas, Texas, End Time Handmaiden, licensed Minister with Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches and Ministers International, prayer warrior with Intercessors International, ordained at Church on the Rock, Graduate of Christian International College and Theology School, completing courses in ministering to alcohol and drug dependency addicts and women's abuse victims. She journeyed world-wide (China, Japan, Middle East, Russian block nations, Africa, and South America) as a servant for the Gospel of Christ. She saw and experienced God's Mighty Hand of Mercy, grace, forgiveness and redemption walking through a modern version of the Chapter of Acts witnessing His tremendous love through signs and wonders to the peoples of all nations. After her final journey home, she rejoices with her Lord and waits until we all will meet again.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Rice; two sisters, Francis Wade and Marjorie Thierolf.
Shirley is survived by a son, Charles Willis and wife Donna, Harrisonville, Missouri; two daughters, Gwen E. Jacobs and husband William, Warrensburg, Missouri, Mary Susan Peterson and husband Von J., Adrian, Missouri; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a sister, Patsy Bellwood, Apache Junction, Arizona; other relatives and many friends.
Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 18, 2020 at the Ridgely Cemetery in Ridgely, Missouri.
The family request that people attending the service to wear a mask or practice social distancing while at the graveside.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.