Services for Mother Louise Barney Williams will be held Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. at Tallahassee Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Robert McArthur, the Rev. Christopher D. Johnson and the Rev. Henry Josey will officiate with burial in Hall/Wilcox Cemeter.
Mother Williams was born in Jeff Davis County Sept. 6, 1922, to the late Mr. McKinnley and Mrs. Althealour Barney.
She married the love of her life, the late Obie Williams Jan. 8, 1936. They were married for 77 years before his passing. She was a faithful member of Tallahassee Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Mother Board, as a Deaconess, and sang in the choir. Mother Williams was known as a prayer warrior, faithful friend, wonderful neighbor, and loved in the community. She was a homemaker, and a caregiver, not only to her family, but to anyone who stopped by for a meal, prayer or fellowship. As the saying goes her doors were always open and she always had enough love to go around.
She was preceded in death by her spouse, Obie; sons Wendell, John, Roedon, and Obie Linder Williams; daughter, Linda Campbell; sisters Ida, Marilyn, and Catherine; brothers Joe, Billy, Charles, and Bobby; sons-in-law, Prince Garnes, and Lamar Parker.
Survivors include son, Larry (Sandra) Williams of Vidalia; daughters Inez Garnes of Hazlehurst; Doris Parker of Baxley; Elvonia Williams of Augusta; Pam (Victor) Jackson of Conyers; daughters-in-law Barbara Williams of Hazlehurst, Minnie Williams of Decatur, Faye Williams of Ludowici, Johnnie Luke Williams of Uvalda; brother, Jimmy (Jean) Barney of Atlanta; 45 grandchildren; 105 great-grandchildren, and 30 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
King Brothers Funeral Home is in charge.