Lecia Anne Willingham passed away on March 27, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born in December of 1961 to Paul and Betsey Bark in Germany.
Lecia attended Nolan Catholic High School and graduated from James Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas. After high school, she studied at Austin College. As a teenager Lecia worked at Six Flags in Arlington where she met her husband, Joe Willingham. Joe and Lecia were married on December 5, 1981 and remained together for the next 40 years. In her adult life, Lecia had a long established career in human resources. She was a retired HR officer for Health First of Fort Worth, Texas. She was a member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Arlington, Texas.
In her free time, Lecia loved to camp and fish. She was probably at her happiest when she was catching fish, not just fishing. Lecia was a very loving and giving person, always willing to help her friends and family, or even a stranger.
Lecia was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Betsey; brothers, Paul Bark & William Bark; and mother & father-in-law Johnnie and Pauline Willingham.
She is survived by her loving husband, Joe Willingham; son, Joseph Willingham, and numerous nephews and nieces.
The Willingham family would like to thank Janelle Vaughn and Kent Darr for the care they provided Lecia in her times of need.