Willie Inez Wilson, 86, of Lafayette, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, at her residence.

Funeral services to remember her life will be at 1:00 P.M. Friday, Dec. 23, at the Friendship Church in Roganville. Interment will follow services in the Friendship Cemetery next to the church.

A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Friday at the church.

Born on March 29, 1928 in Roganville, to her parents, Herbert Thaddeus Burnett and Lena (Sheffield) Burnett, she grew up near Roganville, lived in Kirbyville, Bon Wier, Erath, Louisiana, Deweyville and lived in Lafayette for the past year.

Willie was of the Baptist faith and she was a homemaker. Willie was a creative, colorful, had a dynamic personality and she lived her life with passion. She enjoyed cooking and her family will fondly remember her homemade biscuits and her pies.

Willie is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim Bob Wilson; her brothers, H. L. “Cowboy” Burnett and Sherman Burnett and her sisters, Wilma Simmons, Annie Faye Ratchford and Arbel Hudson.

Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughter, Grace Ann Cobb of Lafayette; her sons, George A. Whitten and wife, Joanna of Orangefield, William H. “Hub” Whitten and wife, Cindy of Grapevine, and Robert Wilson and wife, Celina of Lafayette; her sisters, Mozell Woods of Newton and Patsy Burnett of Lumberton; her brother, Joe Burnett of Newton; fourteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. Willie is also survived by numerous members of her extended family.

For those who desire memorial donations in lieu of flowers, please send a donation in memory of Willie to the Friendship Cemetery Care Fund, 3906 County Road 451, Kirbyville, Texas 75956.