Passed Away On: October 22, 2022

Jovanna Lee Willis passed away peacefully on October 22, 2022, at 60 years old, in San Juaquin County.  Jovanna was born December 9, 1961, in San Jose, California, and grew up in Gilroy, California.  She graduated from Gilroy High School.  To those who knew her, Jovanna was a mother, a grandmother, a sister, and a daughter.  Jovanna was survived by her three daughters, Marie V. Willis-Dizon, Candice A. Willis-Razo, and Catherine M. Willis-Chacon, and her 6 grandchildren, Haiden & Caleb, Madison & Maxine, and Anthony & Penelope, her mother, Victoria Leyba, and six siblings, Victor, Ida, Esther, Sadie, Kelly, and Karen.

Jovanna was an avid gardener.  When springtime came, you would always find her with her hands in the dirt, planting an elaborate flower and vegetable garden.  With pale pink roses climbing the fences, iris sprouting, cherry blossom willow blooming, and an abundance of cherry tomatoes, lemon cucumbers, and zucchini.  Jovanna was happiest in her garden.  Jovanna will be remembered for her love, generosity, smile, and laugh.

Jovanna will be laid to rest on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Black-Cooper-Sander funeral home, at 10 a.m., followed by a burial at Calvary Cemetery.  Her family and friends will have a reception to follow the services.  Floral donations may be sent to Black-Cooper-Sander, 7th street, Hollister.