ROCHESTER - Krista Ann Willis, 45, of 19 Butterfly Lane, died peacefully at her home and entered her heavenly home on Thursday, April 19, 2018 after a courageous three-plus year battle with colon cancer. She was born on November 8, 1972 in Auburn, N.Y., to Clyde and Rosalyn Lowman, and lived life with joy, vitality, and a passion to serve God.
After graduating high school, she met the love of her life, Robert Willis, while in college in Boston, and they were married for 26 years. Her greatest loves were her family and her God, and some of her great memories revolve around cruises with family and friends, and growing a church. Her boisterous laughter is undoubtedly filling the halls of heaven.
In 2003, Krista moved with her husband, Pastor Robert Willis, to New Hampshire to launch Journey Church. Outside of her family, Journey Church was her number one passion, where she served as the first lady, event coordinator, and environments director. She lived her life to glorify Jesus Christ, and even though she is gone, her strong faith has inspired so many. Through it all, her life's verse, Isaiah 55:8-9 anchored her trust in her Savior.
Krista leaves behind so many family and friends, including those who cared for her during her final days: her husband, Pastor Rob; son Seth and wife Hannah of Farmington; daughter Kayla and husband Joshua Howard of Jacksonville, N.C.; parents Clyde and Rosalyn Lowman of Rochester; sister Rochelle Allen and husband Scott of Fayetteville, Ark.; brother Lance Lowman and wife Lucina of Mesa, Ariz.; cherished cousin Mia Tamburri and husband Troy of Pittsburgh, Pa.; cherished cousin Tish Tucholski and husband Jake of White, Pa.; and many more cousins, nieces, aunts, uncles, nephews, loved in-laws, and wonderful friends. Krista is predeceased by her infant sister, Danean.