Cathryn Willis

Published 3:06 pm Friday, January 17, 2020

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Cathryn Kay Willis, born on Aug. 6, 1944, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, at the age of 75. She was a native and long-time resident of Bogalusa, where she was a member of Palestine Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons, Barrett (Michelle) Willis of Covington, and Chol (Lacretia) Willis of Bogalusa; her grandchildren, Grace Willis, Myriam Willis, Abigayle Willis and Rachael Willis; and one great-grandchild, Kardelen Willis. She is also survived by her lifelong friend and sister at heart, Rose Marie Haley; and her daughters, Trula Remson and Leigh Anne Parden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Lee Willis; her parents, James and Willie Evelyn Mitchell; her grandparents who raised her, Charles and Bernice Ashford; and her brother, Bud Mitchell.

Mrs. Willis’ arrangements were entrusted to Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home & Crematory. Services celebrating her life were held on Friday, Jan. 17, at Palestine Baptist Church in Bogalusa. Visitation began at 9 a.m. and continued until the funeral service began at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fred Brumfield officiated. Interment followed at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery.

Condolences may be shared on the Poole-Ritchie website at