Jean Williams (1923 - 2014)

Obituary
  • "So many sweet memories of Jean. She was a blessing to so..."
  • "Maxine sends her love to the family."
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Williams, Jean Alma Gene Carradine Williams (Jean), a virtuous woman, was welcomed into heaven on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Jean was born on February 10, 1923, in Delia, Texas to John Elbert and Alma Bernice Carradine. She graduated from Delia High School and shortly thereafter moved to Dallas to attend Draughn's Business School finishing her business career at Chester Clinic and Hospital.Our mother met Emory Earl Williams at Hillcrest Baptist Church, at that time located in Oak Cliff. They married on January 19, 1946, and our family traditions were born. Our parents' spiritual and social life revolved around the church and the young couples they met there - all raising their families together and playing dominos. A constant in our family was vacations to Port Aransas, Texas, where our grandparents lived. Mother was at least as avid a fisherman as our father - she could bait a hook or cast a line with the best of them. They were married almost 50 years when Emory passed away unexpectedly on April 3, 1991.Each day our parents reinforced the importance of devotion to family. Even in her passing, we were blessed that we were all able to be with her as she went to be with our father, friends and family who went before. Mother's passing has given us the opportunity to relive the many crazy memories our family has made. Memories which have not been forgotten as our individual families have grown through marriages and births. This devotion to family will be continued by each of her children and their families.Mother was an exceptionally giving person. Even into her mid 80's, she was still there for anyone who needed her, whether through meals or as she said "driving the old ladies around" who no longer drove. Although she lived in Duncanville the last 24 years, she continued to stay in touch with friends from her early years while making new friends at Champions Cove Senior Community.Mother was the most loving mother, mother-in-law and grandmother our family could ask for. She will be missed greatly but never forgotten. There will definitely be an empty chair at all our family events.We would like to thank the compassionate nurses and doctors at Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, who were there for all of us in her last days and, to the Monticello West Assisted Living Community who came to care for her even in the short three weeks she was able to live there.Jean is survived by her children, Barbara Lindley and husband Jim, Beth Smith and husband Bill, and Dr. Larry Williams and wife Deanna. Her grandchildren, Erin Lindley (husband David O'Brien), Meg Lindley, Jason Smith (fiance Alecia Slater), Cara Smith, Sam Williams and Joe Williams were all able to share memories with Grandmommy to the very end of her life. As a tribute, the grandchildren will be her pallbearers.Jean is also survived by her sister, Maxine Cone and her children; as well as the children of her brother Marion Carradine. Jean's gentle nature will be missed by all who knew her.There will be a visitation celebrating Mother's life on Tuesday, June 17th at Jaynes Memorial Chapel, 811 South Cockrell Hill Road, Duncanville, Texas from 6:00-8:00pm. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 18th at 11:00 am - Little Bethel Memorial Park, 1803 South Cedar Hill Road, Duncanville. Memorials may be made to the .

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Funeral Home
Jaynes Memorial Chapel
811 South Cockrell Hill Road Duncanville, TX 75137
(972) 298-2334
Funeral Home Details
Published in Dallas Morning News on June 17, 2014
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