Welcome to the Willis Cemetery Willis, Texas
Annual Volunteer Spring Cleanup 2016
Willis Cemetery Annual Volunteer Spring Cleanup (Click "Directions" for a Map)
(Feel free to come anytime Saturday
and stay as long as you want)
Time for our annual Willis Cemetery volunteer cleanup! The event is family friendly and jobs are everything from picking up sticks to cleaning around fences and tomb stones. Be sure to bring your lawn tools. The most effective tool has been a hoe to remove the grass and dirt from the settled tombstones and fences.
Thank you in advance for your participation and looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday.
Annual Spring Clean-up for the Cemetery.
"I can remember in
the past there was an ice storm in Willis that left many broken branches
in the Cemetery. Volunteers came and helped us gather and
haul off many trailer loads of debris. I feel the time
has come to make it an annual event. Spring cleanup for
the cemetery will be the last weekend in April every year. We
want to invite the local community and churches to help support the
Willis Cemetery by attending this important annual event."
Mel Paddock 2008
HOW CAN I HELP THE WILLIS CEMETERY?
Donations can be sent to the following address:
Willis Cemetery Association Inc.
C/O Mel Paddock
314 Harris Blvd.
Conroe, TX 77301
Special thanks to the Leo's sponsored by the Willis Lion's Club. They turned out in number and give you new faith in our younger generation.
We also want to thank all the individual volunteers that came out to volunteer their time and brought their yard tools.
The original cleanup day planned Saturday rained but that following Saturday turned out to be a beautiful day with sunshine.
I can not thank each of you enough for your time and contribution.
You can see some of the volunteers that came in the picture section of this website.
Thank you Pastor Sean Cook and volunteers from the Covenant Fellowship of Willis for helping here at home on a project that greatly needed volunteers to help cleanup some of the graves in the old section of the Willis Cemetery.
Many of the tombstones had sunk into the ground along with debris grown up in the iron fences. We appreciate all the volunteers that came last weekend from Covenant Fellowship and gave up their time to help those that lay to rest in the old section of the Willis Cemetery dating back to the 1800's. It is this kind of caring spirit from the volunteers that came that will help maintain the Willis Cemetery for years to come. I know that you will be blessed for your kindness and generocity in helping those families that lay to rest.
Thank you Frank Johnson along with Granbury's Texas Brigade, the United Son's of the Confederacy, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy for giving us the names of 20 Confederate Veterans that are buried in the cemetery. We will have each of these soldiers listed under the "veterans" and "genealogy" section of this website along with the links to your websites. We appreciate the hard work and dedication that went into finding and honoring these soldiers.
If you or your organization or church would like to participate in bringing a group of volunteers to the Wilis Cemetery to help with some of the tasks, please contact
Mel Paddock at 936-756-5459.