Alfred ''A.I.'' Willis, 85, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 14, 2011.
A.I. was born on June 18, 1926 in Byromville, Georgia. A veteran of the United States Army, he was Owner and Operator of Willis Alignment Shop. Mr. Willis was a long-time member of Northside Baptist Church, but later attended Westside Baptist Church. His wife, Vivian Louise Willis; daughter, Rosemary Kendall; and son, A.I. Willis, III, preceded him in death.
His memory will forever be treasured by his children, Judy Williams (Walter), Bonaire, Karen Falkner, Warner Robins, Jennifer Smith, Bonaire, and Kimberly Hall, Warner Robins; grandchildren, Carly Krajewski (Neal), Valerie Williams, Ben (Christy), Quentin, and Gary Falkner; Melissa, Clinton, and Josh Kendall, and Shannon and Evan Smith; eleven great-grandchildren; one brother, William R. Willis, Savannah; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday, October 16, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2011 in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home with interment following in Magnolia Park Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to The Gideons International, 524 Poplar Street, Macon, GA 31201 or Heart of Georgia Hospice, 103 Westridge Cir, Warner Robins, GA 31088.
Heart of Georgia Hospice, Inc. is committed to providing care and comfort to patients facing a terminal illness. Heart of Georgia Hospice, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and provides comprehensive care for persons at the end of life, without regard to race, creed, sexual orientation, or ethnic background. Heart of Georgia Hospice serves a 45 mile radius of Warner Robins, Georgia.
A team of Physicians, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains and CNAs provide highly specialized end of life care. Clients can expect regularly scheduled home visits by team members to evaluate the patient's condition, provide symptom management, address ongoing problems, and supervise care and comfort. Utilizing the interdisciplinary care team approach the hospice helps to educate and instruct family members or primary care providers on how to manage physical and emotional symptoms such as pain, anxiety or confusion.
Other hospice services can include assistance with the personal care of the patient such as bathing and feeding; assistance with household chores; transportation to and from the inpatient unit, supplies, equipment and medications related to the primary illness, emotional support and counseling for both patient and family; spiritual counseling; short-term care for problems that cannot be managed at home and follow up bereavement counseling for family members after the patient's death.
Heart of Georgia Hospice, Inc. is Medicare certified and the majority of our patients receive care that is fully paid for by Medicare. Medicaid and private insurance are also accepted forms of payment. For those who are uninsured and cannot pay for their care, in most cases, Heart of Georgia Hospice is able to serve these patients and require no fees for services.
Heart of Georgia Hospice has been in service since 1984 and is committed to serving our community with care and comfort.