I was lucky enough to meet Willa during her stay at the Sloan Comfort Care House. She was a tiny woman with a gigantic sense of humor. She was always gracious in allowing us to care for her and a role-model of how to age and die gracefully. I'm so glad to have been able to spend time together and will miss watching The Golden Girls with you.
Rest in peace Willa.
Sandra & Eddie (the fat dog)
My dear friend Willa taught me so much about life and living while she was at the Sloan Comfort Care Home. What is living? In Willa's case it was participation. Willa never said, "I don't care, it doesn't matter, it is what it is." She made her needs known, "I am hungry for salmon and grits" and I answered with "we have tuna and oatmeal" how does that sound ? We laughed and laughed. Such an impressive family leader as a Mother and eldest sister greeting Lenora with a gleeful, hi honey- how are you ! ? She talked on the phone for hours with Thelma, Chloe and Lenora. I don't think she ever expressed displeasure or complained about a single thing during her three months with us. She was a grateful, self respecting, dignified lady. She lifted us up, individually and together as her caregiving best friends. She was beautiful with the features of a movie star. I don't care what my friends say, I will always wear Windsong perfume because of her ! Willa opened her eyes everyday with a pleasant mood, loved to be cozy and tucked in. In the last week of her life she planned to start walking again.... never giving up. I will always consider her my guardian angel as she explained that heaven was " a place filled with children playing and I could hear their laughter, it was beautiful, but then I came back to all of you." While we are so sad to lose her temporarily, it is amazing to think of her enjoying the little children.We enjoyed caring for her and her beloved family. Please take care of yourselves and all the sweet little children who came to see Aunt Willa ! Love, Mary Molly
I had the privilege of taking care of Willa at the Sloan Comfort Care Home, I looked forward to go to the home because of her. Her smile was contagious as well as her laughter. She was a beautiful soul with a caring heart and she will be dearly missed by all the people she had made connect with.
We had the honor of caring for Willa at the Sloan Comfort Care Home during her final months. The entire staff and volunteers fell in love with her. We will cherish the memories of her beautiful smile, infectious giggle and wonderful sense of humor. Praying that she is in a most beautiful place. Rest In Peace sweet lady.