• Visitation
  • Location Woodward Funeral Home
  • Date Mon, March 11, 2019
  • Time12 : 00 PM - 2 : 00 PM
  • Funeral Service
  • Location Woodward Funeral Home
  • Date Mon, March 11, 2019
  • Time2 : 00 PM - 3 : 00 PM

Obituary message

Willie Mae Hess, 97, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 surrounded by family members.

Mrs. Hess was born February 12, 1922 in Adkins, Va. the daughter of the late Mattie and Charles Ball. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William Clarence Hess; an infant daughter;

beloved daughters, Betty Deacon and Linda A. Nuckols; four brothers; and two sisters; sons-in-law Steve Rudich and AC Nuckols; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one great-great-grandchild.

Survivors include her two sons, Charles T. “Tommy” Hess and wife Merri of Charleston, SC and John

Hess and wife Francis of Lewiston, ME; three daughters, Barbara S. Rudich of Stafford, Carol J. Nuckols and husband Danny of Bumpass, Ann Sprouse and husband Walter of Louisa; one sister, Deloris Smith of Clayton, NC; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Hess was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

She and Mr. Hess raised their children in Springfield where she worked at Alexandria Hospital. They retired to Louisa County where she was a member of Mineral Baptist Church. Later in life she moved to Stafford and became a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church. She was very outgoing and made friends easily. She loved to bowl, travel, watch TV and spend time with her family.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. on Monday, March 11 at Woodward Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.