Obituary for Jennie Cecilia Willett

Norris Stevens

Jennie Cecilia Willett passed away on May 14th in Pulaski, Virginia. Jennie grew up in New York City where she met her husband Paul Willett before moving to Lincoln Park, New Jersey in 1962. Paul and Jennie raised their four children in New Jersey before retiring to Pulaski, Virginia in 1987. Jennie was an active member of St. Edwards Church in Pulaski and enjoyed spending time with her family. Jennie was young at heart and was a kind and loving member of our community. Her laughter and loving compassion for all will be greatly missed.


Jennie is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years Paul, son Steven, siblings Manuel and Henry, son-in-law Raymond Petrowski, daughter-in-law Dana Willett and grandson Eric Petrowski.


Jennie is survived by her sister Lilly Jeter, brother Jose’ Jimenez, children Lynda Petrowski, John Willett, Lisa Schlottmann and her husband Guenter, her grandchildren Amy Gore, Jeremy Willett, Andrew Schlottmann, Jamie Willett and her great-grandchildren Ryan, Hannah and Colin Gore, Iris and Lila Willett, and Eleanor Schlottmann.


Our family would like to express our appreciation to the kind nurses and staff of Pulaski Hospital that provided comfort in Jennie’s final hours. A graveside memorial will be held in the coming weeks in Pennsylvania where she’ll join her husband and other family members.