Age 67, of Chelsea, passed away on Sunday October 20th, 2019 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Nevatte was born on December 15th of 1951 to Ivan Louis Bare and Bebe Amos Bare. Nevatte is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Greg J. Willis, who she met in Ann Arbor when he was 16 and she was 17. She is also survived by their children Garth Bare (Amber Nichole) Willis, Grant Wade Willis, Geneva Misko Willis; one grandson Jaydon Fredrick Willis; and their dear friend Myranda Ruthanne Catalano. She is also survived by her sister Cheryl Lou King, and preceded in death by her sister Michelle Faye Bradley, and her parents.


Nevatte was always known as a loving, caring, and fun individual. If she wasn’t looking at the beauty in the natural world around her, she was creating beauty in her own life. Well known as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, she loved children, teaching people about the Bible, and learning about the people and cultures around her. She was a cherished mother to both her physical, and spiritual, children and helped them all to grow however she could. Nevatte never passed up an opportunity to talk to anyone and everyone that was willing, and loved people immensely. She will always be remembered for the delight she brought to her family, friends, and her community.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 3, 2:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 17960 W. Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea, MI 48118. Following that service, at approximately 3:00 pm, the family is inviting everyone to come to the Chelsea High School Commons (Lunch Room), 740 N. Freer Rd, Chelsea, for a celebration of Nevatte's life.