1933 - 2016 Tommie Jean Williams, 83, of Honey Island, died Thursday, October 18, 2016, at Pine Arbor Nursing Home in Silsbee. She was born on May 11, 1933 to Annie Moye and A.A. (Bud) Hendrix of Honey Island. She loved her flowers and cooking for her family and friends. She graduated from Honey Island High School, where she was captain of the girls' basketball team and homecoming queen. She attended Stephen F. Austin State College in Nacogdoches and played basketball there. She worked as a telephone operator and at a dress shop. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, James Earl Williams of Honey Island; daughter, Anna Kelly and her husband, Art, of Virginia; son, Louis Williams of Honey Island; daughter, Laura Williams of Honey Island; granddaughters Annie Kelly of Maryland and Amy Kelly of Virginia; great grandson Dylan Kelly of Maryland; brother, L.D. Hendrix and his wife, Lois, of Henderson, Texas; sister-in-law, Oma Moore of Silsbee, who was with Tommie Jean during the week before her death; sisters-in-law Agnes Thompson, Alice Faye Langham, and Doris Adams; brother-in-law, Billy Williams; numerous nieces and nephews who she loved; and her special little dog, Angel. She was preceded in death by her infant son, James Earl Williams, Jr.; sisters Leland Best and Georgia Rae Overstreet; and brothers Bill Hendrix, Carl Hendrix, Donnie Hendrix, R.J. Hendrix, and Louis Hendrix.
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 10, 2016