Christine ""Chris"" BonEnfant Williams was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on March 27, 1946. In her early childhood she and her family moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she grew up and resided for the remainder of her life. She attended elementary school in East Baton Rouge Parish and middle school at Westdale Junior High School. She graduated from Broadmoor High School in 1964 and then obtained a Bachelor's Degree from Louisiana State University in psychology in 1968. After graduating from college she enlisted in the United States Navy, attended Officer Candidate School, and was commissioned as an Ensign in Norfolk Virginia. She served approximately nine years, three on active duty in Corpus Christi, Texas and six in the Naval Reserve at the Personnel Center in New Orleans. She retired from the Navy in 1982 with the rank of LTJG and then worked as a retirement plan administrator for over thirty years. Chris married Robert W. Williams, III on May 6, 1973 and together they had two wonderful and lovely children, Robert IV and Jennifer, all who survive her. Her father, Ramon P. BonEnfant and her mother, Dorothy June BonEnfant both predeceased her. She is also survived by her sister, Carrie Jean Patureau, and other family members Erin, Leigh, Alicia, Brooke, Nathan, Anna, Caleb, Roberta, Cindy, Sharon, Bill, Patrick, Chase, Maggie, Regan and Harvey Jasper Dooley. Chris and her husband became members of the Florida Boulevard Baptist Church in 2008 and during that brief time she came to know and love her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All her family want to thank the church, church members, and especially her Sunday school class (whom she adored) for all their help, guidance, encouragement, and love in walking with her on her trip home. Chris was beloved by all who knew her and she will be so dearly missed. We will cherish her memories and she will live forever in our hearts. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd. on Monday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at the Florida Boulevard Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. until the religious service at 12 Noon. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Offer condolences at www.rabenhorst.com.
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Published in The Advocate from Sept. 21 to Sept. 24, 2013