Willette Denise Gandues

December 15, 1954 ~ January 5, 2022 (age 67)


Mrs. Willette Gandues was born on December 15th,1954 in Gainesville, FL to the late Willie & Eula Ford.  She was a graduate of Eastside High School Class of 1973.

​Willette gave her life to Christ at an early age.  She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church.  She was formerly employed by General Electric and United States Postal Service.

​Willette was preceded in death by her husband Lonnie Gandues Jr, her parents, Willie & Eula Ford, her daughter, Shan Gandues, her son-in-law, Billy Plummer, her brother, Willie Ford and her sister, Carrie Bell Sulton.

​Willette accepted the Master’s call and entered her heavenly rest on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.​

She leaves to mourn her children;  fur baby Franklin; her daughters, Tan Plummer, Rhonda (Charles) Wright, Mignon Hill all of Gainesville, FL, Crystal Gandues of Clayton, NC and Michelle Clay of Portugal; her son, Lonnie (Jenae) Gandues of Rochester, NY; her goddaughter, Stephanie King; her grandchildren, Tomesha, Alexis, Sammie, Alize, Ronte, Jeremiah, Desmond, Nedrick, Lorenzo, L’Oreal, Timothy, Donte, Zymaria, Christian, Jahylonni, Yahni, Ladarious and Jaquari; her great-grands, Saniyah, Alaya, Makhi, Alijah, Arial, Nyore and Elijah; her fur granddog, CoCo; her sisters, Louise Wilson, Dollie (Warren) Lang, Alpha Davis, Lestine Ford, Judith Martin and Jennifer (Ricky) Pettigrew all of Gainesville, FL, her brother, Andrew Ford of Gainesville, FL; In-laws, Jeff (Alice) Williams, Johnny (Margo) Bristol, Joseph (Helen) Bristol, Ida Bristol, Sallie Williams, Mary Mobley; her aunt, Mattie Peeples; her uncles, Gussie Butler & Billie Butler. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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January 14, 2022

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Phillip & Sons Visitation Suite
310 State Road 26
Melrose, FL 32666

Celebration of Life
January 15, 2022

2:00 PM
First Missionary Baptist Church
1515 SE 15th Street
Gainesville, FL 32641

Interment following funeral service
January 15, 2022

Pine Grove Cemetery
401 SE 21st Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32641

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