Floretta Dawn Willis Best, 87, of Harkers Island, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport, North Carolina.
Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Harkers Island, officiated by Bishop James Morris. Interment will follow at Vergie Mae Cemetery on Harkers Island.
Dawn was the first child born to Alton and Flora Belle Willis on January 17, 1933. She was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 1943 and was sealed to her parents in the Salt Lake City Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 17, 1949. Dawn married Billy Best, Sr. on October 14, 1950. She served faithfully in numerous church callings throughout her life and showed her love for her Savior through her service to her family and friends in song, food, and acts of caring.
Floretta Dawn Wills Best is survived by her sons, Billy Best, Jr., Alton Best and wife Glenda, Rocky Best and wife Brenda, all of Harkers Island; sister, Teresa Freeman of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Clark, Casey, Talley, Jared, Tia, Ashley, Tanya, and Willis; great-grandchildren, Savannah, Mahonri, Abe, Sarah, Spencer, Jared, Mosiah, Emerson, Kirbey, Eden, Charley; a great-great-grandchild, Lily; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Billy Best, Sr.; parents, Alton and Flora Belle Willis; sister, Corrine Nelson; and brothers, Kenny Willis, and Willie Bryan Willis.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints of Harkers Island.
Flowers are welcome, or memorial donations may be sent to the Crystal Coast Hospice House at P.O. Box 640, Newport, NC 28570.
Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net
Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC.
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Crystal Coast Hospice House
PO Box 640, Newport NC 28570