Mrs. Evona Carol "BUNNY" Williams, 76, a lifelong resident of Lake City, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in the Shands at Lake Shore Regional Medical Center. The daughter of the late Allen and Ollie Davis Drake, Mrs. Williams had been a homemaker and a very loving and doting wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to vacation in the mountains but her true passion was in tending to and cooking for her children and grandchildren. She was well known for her willingness to help others. Mrs. Williams was a member of the Lake City Church of God. She was preceded in death by two step-sons, Johny Williams and Sammy Williams.
Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband, Sidney Williams; a son, Johnny Sullivan (Lee) of Branford; two daughters, Martha Parker (Jeff) of Lake City and Dawn Leslie (widow of Doyle) of Lake City; step-son, Gary Williams (Sandy) of Lake City; step-daughter, Sylvia Lynch (F.M.) of Lake City; a daughter-in-law, Joan Williams of Lake City; a brother, Dennis Drake (Dean) of Claxton, Georgia and a sister, Eloise Bedenbaugh (Winford) of Live Oak, Florida. Seven grandchildren, Richard Odom, Billy Brady, Carmen Sullivan, Dustin Brady, Cody Croft, Morgan Gabey and Ryan Gabey and five great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Williams will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, February 22, 2013 in the Chapel of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home with Rev. Lonnie Johns officiating. Interment will follow in the Hopeful Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 Thursday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 (386)752-1234 please sign our on-line family guestbook at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com