May 14, 1944 ~ May 4, 2020

Born in: Reed, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Ella Willett, 75, of Owensboro passed away Monday, May 4, 2020 at Twin Rivers Nursing & Rehabilitation. She was born in Reed, Kentucky on May 14, 1944 to the late Charles Gerald and Mattie Mae Connell Willett. Ella was a homemaker and a member of Harvest Baptist Church.

Along with her parents, Ella is preceded in death by her daughter, Rose Willett Gibbs; her brother, James Earl Willett; and her sister, Rose Anne Willett.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Larry Sutherland; her children, Catherin Sue (David) Reed, and Cindy Ann Willett; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Kenneth (Margaret) Willett, Marion (Aleta) Willett, and Mary Joines; and her mother-in-law and dear friend, Dorothy Sutherland.

There will be a driving procession of support and remembrance from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Thursday at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. The family requests that you please come by to show your love during this time of physical distancing. Your participation is important to us! Due to the safety directives in place, it is important you honor them and the Willett family by not exiting your car, but know you are allowed to roll down your window to share a loving word to the family in passing. This loving act will be much appreciated by all who are left to cherish Ella’s memory.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Willett. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Ella Willett and sign her virtual guest book by going to www.haleymcginnis.com.

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  1. So sorry for your loss.. Cathy. I know this is a hard time for you… Just know that Charlie and I are here for you. Don’t be afraid to reach out…through David even..if you need to. We love you girl..😘 keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. We’re here for you both, love you Brother and Sister .praying for your Family.

  3. Mary. I am so sorry about your sister. I am sure she was called to be with the Lord. I know you will miss her but one day you will see her again. May God Bless you Sweetie and take care and be safe. Your friend. (Linda Bussell). (Lenas sister).

  4. Cindy, so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved your mother and the kids loved their grandmother. Another angel won their wings and she will be watching over you all.

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