AMORY – Elnor Puckett Williams, 80, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Born and raised in Amory, Elnor was an active member of First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, served on various committees, sang in the choir for many years, chaperoned several youth choir trips, was active in the Upper Room Sunday School Class, and was a life member of United Methodist Women. She was also a member of Junior Auxiliary, and a charter member of the Gilmore Memorial Hospital Volunteers, where she served 13 years as a volunteer, and was awarded Volunteer of the Year in appreciation of her service.
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In recent years, Elnor lived in Snellville, Ga., with her daughter and son-in-law, Lara and Joe Brennan, where she took great joy in regularly phoning members of her church to offer encouragement and let them know she was thinking of and praying for them.
Elnor's greatest joy in life was being a devoted and loving mother to her son, Lee, and daughter, Lara; and taking pride in her granddaughters, Jennifer, Kristin, Kelsey and Kendall. To them, and many others, her life serves as a genuine example of unconditional love, selflessness, loyalty, perseverance through adversity, resilience in tribulation, and putting the needs of others before her own. Devout in her faith, rich in friends, always with a smile on her face, Elnor's light and love will be dearly missed but always treasured and remembered by her loved ones.
Elnor is preceded in death by her parents, Erbie Lee and Frances Puckett of Amory; aunt, Kathleen Herrero of Amory; and her beloved son, Lee Williams of Monument, Colo.
She is survived by her daughter, Lara Williams Brennan (Joe) of Snellville, Ga.; granddaughters, Jennifer Williams Colburn (Brandon) of Leeds, Ala., Kristin Williams of Mobile, Ala., Kelsey Brennan of Snellville, Ga., Kendall Brennan of Washington D.C.; great-granddaughter, Stella Lee Colburn of Leeds, Ala.; sister, Anna Solomon (Kelly Knight) of Hattiesburg; first cousins, Dr. Richard Hollis (Weesie) of Amory, Jere York (Polly) of Wake Forest, N.C.; nephews, Don Solomon (Trish) of Durango, Colo., Tommy Solomon (Kelly) of Phoenix, Ariz., Mike Williams (Pam) of Lawrenceville, Ga.; niece, Kay Brown of Snellville, Ga.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 4, at First United Methodist Church, Amory, with the Rev. Jimmy Criddle and Joe Brennan officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers include Joe Brennan, Ryan Walker, Kelly Knight, Jere York, Thomas Greer, Don Solomon, Tommy Solomon, Brandon Colburn and Mike Williams. Honorary pallbearers include Dr. Richard Hollis, Richard Hollis Jr., Randy Hollis, Paul Hollis, Vic Elliott and Sonny Cadden.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 3, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in honor of Elnor to PXE International,
and First United Methodist Church, Amory.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
E.E. Pickle Funeral Home
500 Third Avenue South Amory, MS 38821
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Sept. 3, 2014