Joy Louise Gilley Willborn, 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 17, 2020. Joy was born March 17, 1939 in Hunt, TX to the late Joy Marie Jackson Gilley and Forrest T. Gilley. Joy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a great cook and baker as well as being a talented pianist. Joy previously worked as a secretary for Northside Baptist Church, where she was a member, and Region III Education Service Center.
She is survived by her sons, Scott Willborn (Debra) of Katy, Chris Willborn (Darlene) of Victoria, David Willborn (Robert Garcia) of Goliad; brother, Gene Gilley of Victoria, six grandchildren, Adam, Zach, Cameron, Garrett, Michaela and Maxton, who were her pride and joy, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joy is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dwane “Tuffy” Willborn and brother, Odell Johnson.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 9-10:30 AM at Rosewood Funeral Chapel with funeral service to follow at 10:30 AM with Pastor Mickey Ewing officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Memory Garden Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Adam Willborn, Zachary Willborn, Cameron Gomez, Garrett Gomez, Michaela Willborn, Maxton Garcia, Gene Gilley, and Theresa Walshe.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Tiffany Cardenas, mom’s caregiver for over 4 years, Senior Helpers and Crown Hospice.
Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.
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