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Betty R Wills

July 26, 1926 — September 16, 2022

Charleston

Betty R Wills

“Betty" Mary Elizabeth Rosser Wills passed away on Sept 16, 2022 at the age of 96. She was born in Chattanooga, TN to James Ralph Rosser and Louis Brownlee Rosser and spent her childhood years in Lafayette, GA. She was a graduate of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. She was married to the late Thomas Jackson Wills III of Washington Georgia. Jack was an Annapolis graduate whose tours of duty included California, Guam, Florida, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Together they raised three challenging sons. Their final tour of duty was Charleston, SC where Betty first taught art history at the Baptist college. She then spent many years teaching social studies in the lower school at Porter-Gaud School. In her 20 years at Porter-Gaud she touched the lives of many students. In 1982 the Porter-Gaud yearbook was dedicated to her - the only time a lower school teacher had been so honored. During her tenure at Porter Gaud the "Betty R. Wills Citizenship" was created in her name, not to honor the most academically gifted or the best athlete, but the student who demonstrated the best qualities of good character, honesty, and kindness. Betty was an accomplished artist and pursued a love of painting her whole life. Her family is left to cherish the work she created. Her love of children was reflected in her devotion to her family. 
 Betty was preceded by her husband Thomas Jackson Wills III and her son James Rosser Wills (Vickie). She is survived by her two sons, Thomas Jackson Wills IV (Julie) of Charleston, SC and Mark Jordan Wills (Pam) of Augusta, GA., six grandsons and one granddaughter and five great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday Sept 21, at Stuhr's Funeral Home, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant from 5-7pm. 
The Funeral will be Thursday Sept 22, at 10:30 at First Scots Presbyterian Church at 53 Meeting Street with interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, 70 Cunnington Ave. Memorials may be made to First Scots Presbyterian Church.
A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at:  www.jhenrystuhr.com  

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Visitation

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, September 22, 2022

10:30 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

First Scotts Presbyterian Church

53 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

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Interment

Thursday, September 22, 2022

11:30 - 11:15am (Eastern time)

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