Lucille (Pugh) Willis, 82 of Denver, Colorado, passed away Sunday December 4, 2016 at her home.
Lucille was born December 8, 1933 in Shubuta, Mississippi to Albert and Leona (Spells) Pugh. She grew up in Laurel, MS.
She married Homer Shelby, Jr. in Laurel, MS and then moved to Denver in 1954 where she later married Richard Willis.
Lucille worked at a cleaners in early 1954 and then at the Fresh Fish Company as a personal Chef and then retired after years with King Soopers.
She had a love for her family and enjoyed playing cards, dominoes and gambling. She also enjoyed the outdoors going fishing and long walks. Lucille enjoyed traveling with her siblings.
Lucille is survived by her children; Deborah Y. Shelby-Harris, Homer Eugene Shelby, Anthony J. Shelby, Larry J. (Ora Dell) Shelby and Richard Willis, Jr.
Her siblings; Emma Ruth of Laurel, MS., Dorothy "Dot" P. (William) McGee of Atlanta, GA., and Allen Pugh of Laurel, MS. Brother in Law, Robert Lee and Sister in Law Hazel Brown.
Grandchildren; Ryan Duckery, Tina Harris- Taylor, Michael King, LaDonna Shelby, and Tonya Harris, numerous great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Special Friends; Vera Smith, Marie Watkins & Lucille Lott.
She was preceded in death by; her parents, both husbands, her sisters; Fannie Mae Judie (Dale Jordan) and Katherine M. Mosely, brothers; Percy Pugh and Albert Pugh, Aunt; Queenie McCarthy (Williby) and granddaughter Wanda King.