September 21, 1922 - October 13, 2019
Mable M. Willavage aged 97, longtime resident of Branch, died on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Coldwater, Michigan. Mable was born on September 21, 1922 in Meridian, Mississippi, the daughter of John and Marie Evans and married George Downing in 1940. George preceded her in death in 1959. Mable later married George Willavage on May 14, 1968 and he preceded her in death in September, 2017. Mabel was also preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Diane Anderson, her son George Downing, her stepdaughter Margaret “Peg” Bindus, her step granddaughter Karen Bartholomew, and several siblings. Mable was an avid reader and loved to knit and crochet. She was well known in her family for her beautiful Afghans and blessed each member with their own blanket. When she and George retired to the area, Mable frequently enjoyed getting together with her friends socializing while playing cards. Mason County also offered her the opportunity to hone her fishing skills as she was considered a master angler by those who knew her. Mable will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Pamela Ghandour and husband Dr. Ahmad of Melbourne Beach, FL, her son Paul Downing of Arizona, her son-in-law Ronald Anderson of Coldwater; her grandchildren Adam, Danny, Basil, and Ryan Ghandour, Steven Anderson, Lisa Jones, Tracy Thoms, William Anderson, Rachel Downing, Dawn and Michael Downing, Kathy Miller, and Rob Bindus; 20 great-grandchildren; and 4 great, great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held for Mable at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 16 at Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services in Scottville. Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Custer. Friends may meet with her family during a time of visitation on Wednesday from 12:00 noon until time of services at the funeral home.
Mable M. Willavage aged 97, longtime resident of Branch, died on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Coldwater, Michigan. Mable was born on September 21, 1922 in Meridian, Mississippi, the daughter of John and Marie Evans and married George Downing... View Obituary & Service Information
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