Karen Elizabeth (Williams) Willis

August 19, 1961 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 62) 62 Years Old

Karen Willis Obituary

Mrs. Elizabeth Williams Willis, age 62, of the Normantown Community, died Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia.  She was a native of Toombs County, where she lived most of her life, and was a 1979 graduate of Vidalia High School.  She retired from Wal-Mart in Vidalia and was a member of Normantown Baptist Church.  She enjoyed gardening, the outdoors, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by an infant son, Jeffrey Dresen; parents, Eugene Talmadge Williams and Eunice Hadden Williams; and a brother, Charles Williams.

Her family includes her husband, Jack R. Willis of Normantown; three children, Leslie Dell and husband Jeffrey of Smiths Station, Alabama, Steven Dresen and wife Heather of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and Daniel Dresen and wife Mary of Sacramento, California; one sister, Patricia Williams of Vidalia; two brothers, Wesley Williams of Vidalia, and Bobby DeGuisto and wife Kathy of Clinton Corners, New York; eleven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will be Monday afternoon, January 29th, at 3:00 at Lakeview Memorial Gardens with her son, Pastor Steven Dresen and Pastor Michael Plowman officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bikers Against Child Abuse by visiting their website at or to Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society, PO Box 210, Vidalia, GA 30475.

Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home of Vidalia is in charge of arrangements.        

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Graveside Funeral Service
January 29, 2024

3:00 PM
Lakeview Memorial Gardens
4969 GA Hwy 15
Vidalia, GA 30474


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