Willie Mae Hess
Feb 12, 1922 – Mar 05, 2019
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.
Prayers for your family.
Rest in Peace Mamaw! Love You!
My life became richer when I met Wilma. She will always hold a very special place in my heart.
So very sorry Kayla & Family. Your Grandma touched so many lives. Cherish your Memories💞🙏And know Forever more she is your Angel from Heaven watching & guiding you and your Precious Little Ones💞🙏
My Aunt Willa Mae never gave up on me. She was there for me when no one else was she kept me a part of this family when no one else did. I will miss you but look forward to seeing you again one. Fly high you wonderful woman. I love you. Your Niece Jan
Dave McDerment, Teresa Feaster-Ardillo, and Kayla McDerment Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! We send loving thoughts your way! Please know miles doesn’t separate us if you need us! So sorry to hear, ⚘angel on your shoulders!🕯🕯 Bob Lambert and Kathey Phelps
Our deepest condolences to all family and friends. Willa Mae was our favorite aunt and her and Clarense raised a wonderful family that our family loved to visit and spent so many wonderful times together. Always on the go , Willa Mae , I’m sure is on the go in heaven seeing all her love ones again that left this earth too early. God bless you. Bob ,Margie, and little sister Deloris Smith.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Tommy, Cindy and Sam, Mrs Hess was such a good friend. We will all miss her. God bless all of you. I won’t be at the service. I just had a knee replacement on Tue.
Barbara, My Thoughts & Prayers our with you & the family. She had a long life and lived it to the fullest. I know it is hard to let them go but she will always be with.
Barbara and Family, May God provide you all the comfort you need to get through this most difficult time. Our thoughts and Prayer are with you and the family. Sincerely, Bryan, Cynthia and Nicole Monroe