Ms. Tootsie Williams, 90, passed from this life to heaven on Sept. 18, 2013, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center following a sudden illness. Ms. Tootsie was born in Graceville, on Jan. 22, 1923 to the late Otho Lewis Williams and Gladys Sanes Williams. Beloved, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Ms. Tootsie was adored and respected by all who knew her. She was a graduate of Graceville High School and a lifetime member of the Graceville First United Methodist Church. Ms. Tootsie will always be remembered by her beautiful smile, her kind words and most of all her giving spirit of love.
She was predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Buddy Williams, J.I. Dykes and Nash Williams and sister Odessa McCall.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Arthur L. Williams; son, Arthur L. "Art" Williams, III and wife BT, Monticello; Louise Ross and husband Larry, Lake Panasoffkee; three grandchildren, Tim McGinnis (Nicky), Clearwater, Jason Williams and Alicia Williams (Wil Brininger), Chipley; five great grandchildren, Amber McGinnis, Autumn McGinnis, Brian Williams, Ashlyn Williams and Blaine Woodham; sister-in-law Nick Williams, Graceville and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Graceville with Dr. Jason Thrower and Bill Rimes officiating. Burial will follow Marvin Chapel Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family received friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Graceville. In lieu of flowers family request memorials be made in her memory to First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 376 Graceville, FL 32440, Salem United Methodist Church 262 Tri County Road Graceville, FL 32440 or Carmel Assembly of God Church 1485 Carmel Church Road Bonifay, FL 32425.