In Loving Memory

March 19, 1922 – April 19, 2018

Fairhope, AL


Cecelia Barbara Bauer Willis of Fairhope AL was born on March 19, 1922 in Dubois County, Indiana and her 96 years of life ended April 19, 2018.

 “Celie” was preceded in death by her father, Edward J. Bauer; her mother, Margaret Braun Bauer; three brothers, two sisters, and her devoted husband of 54 years, Leland E. “Snooks” Willis.  She is survived by three loving daughters: Norma (Willis) Nall, Janet (Willis) Skooglund (Clarence), and Joann (Willis) Hobbs; five grandchildren: Terri Robertson, Lyn Davison, Dana Einfeld, Scott Hobbs, and Chad Hobbs; five great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

“Celie” had an undeniable zest for life and was loved by everyone who knew her; she was a devoted wife and mother, her faith and family being her uppermost priorities.  As a grandmother, she was proud to say she acquired her high school diploma on November 11, 1980.  She and “Snooks” were avid dancers, having first met at a local dance, and continued proficiently dancing together on a regular basis throughout the years. “Celie” loved gardening and sharing her beautiful plants and flowers.  Family and close friends know that at every available opportunity ”Celie” and “Snooks” got their boat out to go for a fresh water catch that usually resulted in one of her delicious fish dinners for which she was well known to prepare. In all her active life, “Celie” was never too busy to share in the public witnessing ministry in her community.

On Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. family and friends will gather for a Memorial to remember the century of Celie’s life, which will be conducted by Robert Spencer, an Elder, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 8370 Gayfer Avenue, Fairhope AL. Expressions of condolence may be offered at Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.