|Born:||July 12 1936|
|Died||January 1 2020|
|Sales clerk, clothes boutique/Buyer|
|Willona is a close family friend and neighbor to the Evans family who's always up on the gossip of others who live in the project building|
|Spouse(s):||Ray Harrington (1956-1974; divorced)|
|Related to:||Millicent "Penny" Gordon Woods (Adoptive daughter) Elijah Ray Sanders New Friend unnamed father unnamed mother|
|Appeared on:||Good Times|
|Episodes appeared in:||All in series (133 episodes)|
|Character played by:||Ja'Net DuBois|
Willona is one of the neighbors of the Evans family, and a close family friend. She's also the eventual adoptive mother of Penny Gordon Woods. Independent, generous, and always up for fun, Willona can also be nosy at times and a little gossipy, but as Florida's best friend, Willona is always there with a helping hand in good and bad times. A divorcee sporting fashionable clothes and slinging unabashed advice, Willona juggles a variety of jobs while maintaining an active single life.
When Penny enters her life, Willona doesn't hesitate to bring her into her home and love her as her own daughter. When Penny's birth mother returned and tried to hurt Penny for upsetting her, Willona grabbed her arms and slammed her against the wall. Penny chose Willona as her mother. Devastated, her birth mother respected Penny's decision and left, and was never seen again.
As an honorary member of the Evans household, Willona is the steady tower of strength that everyone can rely on. In the final episode, after learning Thelma and Keith are expecting a baby, she's overjoyed at becoming a godmother and that she, Penny, and the Evans Family will remain neighbors. after moving into a new apartment building.