Margaret Jeanette (Deese) Woodham Williams
Margaret Jeanette (Deese) Woodham Williams, a former resident of Ozark, passed away in Flower's Hospital in Dothan on Friday, February 19, 2021. She was 89. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family.
A viewing will be held at Sunset Memorial Park on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. In consideration of the public's health and safety due to COVID-19, the family will not be present at the viewing and a private family Graveside services will be held at Chalkhead Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Woodham officiating.
Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association
Jeanette was born to Early F. and Maude Deese in Ozark on April 25,1931 and grew up in Ozark, Alabama. She is one of four children and was raised on the family farm. She married James Olen Woodham and they had four children together.
Jeanette was a longstanding member of Chalkhead Baptist Church and an active member in the community all her life. She loved gardening, attending to her roses and other flowers. She enjoyed cooking for her family, baking and particularly known for her famous coconut cake. She always looked forward to family gatherings, visits with her children and sharing the holidays with them. After retiring from the Alabama Aviation College her passion for travel took across the United States and beyond.
Jeanette joins in heaven, her parents, Early F. and Maude Deese; husbands James Woodham and Doyle Williams; her siblings; Mable Hillestad, Milton and sister-in-law Helen Deese, Syble Woodham and great granddaughter Mila Leighanna Oswalt.
Jeanette is survived by her children, Wayne (Jan) Woodham of Ozark, AL., Gail (Bill) Mintz of Birmingham, AL., Janice (Allen) Keetch of Tampa, FL. and Reggie Woodham of Miami, FL.; her grandchildren Samantha (Enrique) Valenzuela, Ryan (Brandy) Rhoades, and Jessica (Jeremy) Oswalt; her great grandchildren Julia Grace Sellers, Carlin Sellers, Victor Valenzuela, Megan Griswold, Kaden Griswold, Emilee Griswold, Wayne Rhoades, Hadley Rhoades, Garrett Oswalt and Aidan Oswalt and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Ryan Rhoades, Kaden Griswold, Steve Maund, Robert Dyson, Enrique Valenzuela and Romano Spinelli; honorary pallbearer Allen Keetch and Bill Mintz.
Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home. www.SunsetMemorialPark.com
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Published by Dothan Eagle on Feb. 22, 2021.