A Jack of all trades, Geddes Willis was born in Nassau, Bahamas to Leslie, his father, a native of Jamaica and Veda, his mother, a native of the Bahamas. He left the Bahamas at 12 years of age and returned to Jamaica to be with his father and siblings. There he took on many jobs and trades, but one sparked him with great interest; being a mechanic. He came to the states in his late teenage years further pursing his mechanic career. He worked in the spice room at Lykes Brothers of Plant City, FL, last known as Smithfield, for many years while running his own mechanic shop, U-haul and Towing branch simultaneously. Geddes retired from Smithfield and continued running his own shop until later receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Being the true soldier that he was that obstacle was short lived and he went on living his life as if it had never existed.
He leaves behind his wife, Edna Willis, his children Bruce Holmes, Nickey Robinson, Charlie Ford Jr., Betraum Ford, Faith Desir, Leon Ford, Geddes M Willis, Kaytura Willis, Wilhemenia Ford, Windy Ford, Tymeka Ford, Christopher Ford, Tonya Ford, Christopher Green, Charnola Ford, Alex Ford, Phallon Willis, Geddes L Willis, and Francella Willis; His siblings Sylvia Willis, Brenda Willis, and Newton Willis; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Yet has joined his mother and father, his son Geddes J Willis (April 15, 1981-May 17, 2004), his brothers Leslie, Ernest, Lawrence, and Howard, his sisters Lenneth and Eileen.
Do not grieve for now I am at peace.
Spreading his love, his care, his wisdom, and knowledge all across the west indies and Florida Geddes Willis be remembered for the hardworking, family man he was and through his children his legacy shall carry-on.
“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
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