American Veteran 04

James "Mike" Michael Willis

April 20, 1949 ~ June 19, 2020 (age 71)

Obituary

James “Mike” Michael Willis, 71, of Ayden, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020, at his home.

A memorial service for Mike will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City, officiated by Pastor Danny Hoell. Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Cemetery in Beaufort. For those unable to attend, the family invites you to view the webcasting of the service through Mike’s obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. In keeping with the CDC guidelines pertaining to the Coronavirus, those who are ill or at-risk (elderly, immune-compromised) are encouraged to stay home. Upon entering, guests will be asked health questions and their temperatures will be taken, protective masks will be offered. Help us honor the Willis family while practicing safe measures.

Mike was born on April 20, 1949, to the late Samuel and Florence Aileen Willis in Morehead City, North Carolina. He faithfully worked as a corrections officer for numerous years and was a member of New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church in Greenville.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Hope Grall Willis of the home; brother, Lonnie E. Pittman and wife Denise of Goldsboro; sisters-in-law, Juny Smith and husband Clay of Beaufort and Sharon Willis of Havelock; brother-in-law, Al Henderson and wife Sandra of Garner; and grandchildren, Hevin Nicole Willis and Dusty James Willis of Grantsboro; 1 great-grandson; 2 nieces; 1 nephew; and numerous cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jon-Michael Willis and brother, Terry Lee Willis.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City. The same safety guidelines apply.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mike’s memory to New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church at 6630 NC Highway 43 South, Greenville, NC 27858.

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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Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 25, 2020

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Memorial Service
Thursday
June 25, 2020

3:00 PM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Interment Following Funeral Service
Thursday
June 25, 2020

St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery
209 Ann St.
Beaufort, NC 28516

Donations

New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church
6630 NC Highway 43 South, Greenville NC 27858

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