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1934 Georgia 2022

Georgia Willis

February 22, 1934 — October 17, 2022


Georgia Mae Heitmiller Willis, 88, passed away October 17, 2022, at the Regent Care Center of Woodway.  She was born on February 22, 1934, in West, Texas to Henry and Pauline (Roth) Heitmiller. Georgia grew up in West, Texas and graduated from West High School in 1951.  After high school, she married Vance N. Willis on Christmas Eve, 1951 and they were happily married for just short of 68 years.

Georgia was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking and crocheting afghans for the family.  For many years, she worked for the Driver’s License office at the Texas Department of Public Safety, where she helped many of her daughters’ friends through the process of getting their first driver’s license.  After retiring from the DPS, Georgia cared for her young grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vance N. Willis; parents, Henry and Pauline Heitmiller; brother, Harry Lee Heitmiller; sister, Allene (Heitmiller) Ashleman; and youngest daughter, Kelly Layne (Willis) McClain Stanford.

Georgia is survived by her daughters, Vana Lynn (Willis) Smith and Laura Lee (Willis) Schag; grandchildren, Ryan McClain, Caitlyn McClain, Whitney Stanford; four great-grandchildren; nieces, Mitzi (Heitmiller) Urbanosky, Myrna (Heitmiller) Jezek; nephew, Eddie Ashleman; and numerous other relatives.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Meals on Wheels Waco, 501 W Waco Dr, Waco, Texas ( Condolences may be left at the online guest book for Georgia May Heitmiller Willis at

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to her aids, nurses, and caretakers at Regent Care Center of Woodway.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, October 20, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Waco Memorial Mausoleum Chapel

6623 I-35, Robinson, TX 76706

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Funeral Service

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Waco Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, Waco

600 S. Oklahoma Ave, Weslaco, TX 78596

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