Brianna Witchley

Obituary of Brianna M. Witchley

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Brianna M. Witchley, age 26, passed away unexpectedly on October 17, 2023, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Brianna was born in Rome on April 12, 1997; a daughter of Betty Clark Willis and Michael Witchley. She graduated from Rome Free Academy in 2015 and worked at Mazzaferro’s for several years. She loved her coworkers and most importantly, her customers.

Brianna loved camping, hiking, and fishing. She collected rocks, coins, crystals, and gemstones and made jewelry from them. She was a loving and caring person and had an infectious personality and could easily make friends with any one she met. She would also give blood regularly to help those in need. Brianna continues to help others even after death as she was able to donate her eyes which can help up to four people see.

Brianna is survived by her mother, Betty; sisters, Kayla Willis, Abigail (Skyler Gosier) Witchley, Erica Willis, and Ariona Decker; brothers, Brandon Willis, Devon (Caitlin Gawarecki) Willis, and Tommy Willis; best friend and boyfriend, Christopher Lowe, and his mother who was like a second mom, Nikki Westcott; her grandparents, Clifford and Georgie Clark of Sanford, NC, and Charlotte Witchley of Taberg; and nieces and nephews, Jayden, Domonick, Betty Sue, Penelope, Karson, Mike, Kalvin, and Tucker. She was predeceased by her father, Michael; nephew, Brandon; maternal great grandmother, Betty Davies; Christopher’s grandfather, Wayne Ostrander, whom she helped take care towards the end of his life; and dog, Kingsley.

Relatives and friends may call at the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street, on Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM. Burial will be private.

In keeping Brianna’s spirit alive, the family asks that you wear teal or bright colors to the viewing, and/or consider becoming an organ donor.

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Calling Hours

4:00 pm
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Barry Funeral Home
807 West Chestnut Street
Rome, New York, United States
(315) 337-0055
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Brianna Witchley

1997 - 2023

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