Clara (Willis) Flowers

June 8, 1935 ~ July 21, 2022 (age 87)


Clara Flowers, 87, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

She was born June 8, 1935, in Adair County, to the late Earl and Jennie Vee Ewing Willis.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Flowers, two grandchildren, Briceson Crawley and Mytaya Willis, one brother, Ralph Willis and one sister, Kay Willis Scott.

She attended Jackman High and later attended Kentucky State University.  She worked at Williams Cleaners and retired from Osh Kosh B’Gosh.  She accepted Christ at an early age and united with First Baptist Church where she served as President of the Usher Board and Gospel Choir and a member of the Zion District Choir.  She would lend a helping hand and was very devoted to her family.

Survivors include:

One daughter – Sondra Flowers of Louisville

Three sons – Charles Willis (Sheeree) of Louisville, Doug Crowley of Smyrna, Tennessee and Reggie Flowers of Louisville

One step-son - James Thomas Porter of Campbellsville

Three brothers – Fred Willis of Louisville, James Mac Willis of Memphis, Tennessee and Glen Willis of Sacramento, California

One sister – Earlene Thomas of Columbia

Five grandchildren – C.J. Willis, Dana Taylor, Jessica Flowers, Randall Jefferson (Katie) and Angela Jefferson

A host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Funeral service – Monday, July 25, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. K.F. Tuck delivering the Eulogy

Burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery

Visitation on Sunday from 5:00-8:00 P.M. and anytime Monday before service

Casket Bearers:  Keenan Bridgewater, Joseph Smith, Ralphie Willis, Randall Jefferson, C.J. Willis, Yves White

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements


July 24, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

Funeral Service
July 25, 2022

11:00 AM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

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