Julia Ann Williams

December 28, 1943 - July 23, 2006

Julia Ann Williams, age 62, known to most of her friends and family as Julie, was born December 28, 1943, and adopted to loving parents Marguerite and Roy B. Edwards, with two older brothers who have preceded her in death, Dr. J. P. Edwards (Calif) and David D. Edwards (Isle of Man, British Isles). Julie is survived by her husband Steven K. Williams, and four Children; Lori Ann Bunyar, Debra Lynn Swofford, Ronald Ryan Crosswhite and Chad Aaron Crosswhite, 2 step children Michael Scott Norton, and Tammy George. She also had 14 Grandchildren: Erica Bunyar, Brittany Bunyar, Allison Bunyar (deceased), Maddie Swofford, Hannah Swofford, Taylor Swofford, Bryce Swofford, Justin Montgomery, Austin Crosswhite, Jessica Crosswhite, Jacob Crosswhite, Blake Crosswhite, Josh Williams, and Kala Williams. She is survived by her three dogs, Bear, Scooter and Winston who she loved dearly. Julie lived in Springfield, Missouri most of her early life, moving away in 1986, to California, Nevada, then to Texas in 1989. She worked for Morgan Plumbing, Collin County Community College Book Store, 50 off Stores, Apunet, Payless Plumbing, Annexus, Teller Machine Armored and Cartus, formerly Cendant Mobility in Irving, TX. She loved her family, computer, cameras, and her flowers. The body will be cremated per Julie’s request. Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, July 29, 2006, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. David Swofford officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M., Friday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in McKinney/Allen, located on Hwy 75 North, Exit 38, 972-562-2601.

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I am still thinking of you Julie and forever will, I miss you very much!!! GOD in heaven has a angel now! I love you Julie and will miss you till I see you again. Sharon Sharon Jean Fate, October 12, 2006 Julie and I were co-workers at Cartus and I will always remember Julie for her beautiful smile and encouraging words. Julie reminded me of a classy retired actress, her make up was always so nice and she always looked very pretty. Julie would always email me to remind me of an over due pot luck at Cartus. God has called his angel home to watch over us. To her family, Be Blessed in knowing that she is in good hands with God. Tina Harrison, July 31, 2006 I first met Julie in 1992??? sometime after the birth of our (Julie & I grandson's Justin & Austin & Jessica? I knew I liked her right away!!! I always talked to Julie by email, phone or directly at her house or mine or the get togethers at her & her husband Steve's home or her son Ryan's & my daughter Tammy house. I always looked forward to seeing Julie!!! Which we all lived very close in Allen, TX. She made really GREAT food & deserts & I always looked forward to seeing & visiting with her!!! She always helped me out with my computer on how to run it and how to fix it. She never said no. She would come over to my house and help me out or I would go to her house...always! I was really sick at a hospital for over 3 months & she was the only one who wrote me a long long letter about everything going on and our grandkids & her family. I always missed her very much when she was out of town for the get together's at Ryan & Tammy's house with our 3 grandkids. I have been to her & Steves home many times and always enjoy the time spent with them. I always enjoy seeing & knowing all the wonderful things she made from crafts, paintings & flowers. I never seen Julie unhappy, she was always a happy person...even in her last days that I seen her. Steve, you have been deeply blessed to have such a wonderful loving caring wife! Ryan, Chad, Lori & Debbie you all have been blessed to have such a wonderful sweet loving caring mother who cared so much for all of you! She always talked about all of her children & all of the grandchilden too!!! She loved all of you the same! Deeply! My heart goes out to you all in this deep time of sorrow! I love you all, each and everyone of you!!!Love Always, Sharon Fate. Here is a poem for everyone to read...Dedicated in loving memory of Julie Ann Williams A GOLDEN HEART STOPPED BEATING A golden heart stopped beating, Two smiling eyes were laid to rest, GOD broke our hearts to prove to us He only wants our best. You wished no one farewell, Nor even say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, And only GOD knows why. A thousand prayers won't bring you back, We know because we tried Neither will a million tears, We know because we cried. It's lonely here without you, Julie We miss you more each day. For life is not the same, Since you have gone away. To love someone so deeply and then to make us part, That is the greatest trial of all to the human heart. If tears could build a stairway, And heartache make a lane, We'd walk the path to heaven, Julie Just to bring you back again. The face we love is missing, The voice we love is still, A place is vacant in our hearts, That nothing seems to fill. They say that memories are Golden, Well, maybe this is true, We never wanted memories, We only wanted you, Julie Our family circle is broken, And the tears we cannot hide, But as GOD calls us one by one, We'll be there at your side. It is my hope that this poem will touch everyone who reads it just as she touched their hearts and lives and mine. Love always in heart & soul, Sharon Fate...Granny to Justin, Austin & Jessica Crosswhite. Sharon Jean Fate, July 30, 2006 When I think of my friend, Julie, I think of her sweet smile that greeted me each morning. What a way to start the day! Julie and I were both "early birds" at Cendant Mobility. We thoroughly enjoyed the quietness at work before our workday started, before everyone arrived. We had begun to email each other recently. I relocated to Southern California and Julie was excited to know what I was doing while here. I shared with her a few pics of my favorite spots. She was genuinely happy for me and wanted me to keep her posted on my adventures in Cally. I promised that I would. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Heaven just got another angel!! Nora S. Medellin, July 28, 2006 Dear Lori, Debbie, Ryan and Chad; Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother; someone special to each of you. All mothers should live to be 100 years old I think but God knows better than I. Trust your heavenly Father to bring you through this valley . Remember the mountaintops you experienced with your loved ones and cherish the times you have today with your families. Honor your mother with the lives you live in the days ahead. God loves you and will comfort your hearts. Sherman stephen grant sharum, July 27, 2006 Dear Lori, Debbie, Ryan,& Chad: I just wanted to let you know that my prayers our with you at this very difficult time in your life. It is very hard to lose your mother, but we know that God can give peace and comfort in our time of greatest sorrow. Just wanted you to know that you are loved and I wish I could be there speak a word of encouragement, but maybe I will get to see you before too long. I would like to share a scripture with you that I read many times after cancer took my mother. 2Corinthians 5: 1 --- Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. God bless you all, Mary Whiteman (Sharum) Mary Whiteman, July 27, 2006 Julie was a very sweet lady to talk to. May God give you all, specially to Mr. Steve Williams and Mr. Ryan Crosswhite, the strengh to bear this great loss. Thank you. Daulat R. Aggarwal, July 27, 2006 Steve, sorry for your lost you and your family are in our (Rachel, Joan, Pam and my)prayers. Lawona Jackson, July 27, 2006 Julie came into my life when I was about 11yrs.old.I thought she was so pretty & I was fasinated by the make-up she wore.After she became part of our family,our friendship grew.We became even closer after I married & had a family.We remained close over all the years & I felt we were sisters at heart.We had alot of fun together,we also cried together.I was happy when she married Steve.I will miss her laugh & being able to talk to her.She will always remain in my heart. Kathy R Workman, July 27, 2006 Debbie and David, Your Alaska family is thinking and praying for you during this time. God bless you. Jo Gorder, July 27, 2006 Debbie and family, I am sorry for your loss and hold you in my thoughts. Blueberry Place, Cranberry Cottage, and Huckleberry Lodge staff and residents send their condolences. Ann E Breidinger, July 27, 2006 Steve, from your buddy at SWACU, you are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Betsy Pustejovsky, July 27, 2006 I remember the first day that I met Julie. She had just started working @ Cendant Mobility and came into the lunch room and we asked her to join us at our table for lunch and from then on we were all great lunch buddies. Sometimes, we laughed so much and loud that the managers would come shut the door. We always had great conversation about American Idol and she was not happy when Chris got kicked off. I loved Julie and my heart aches that we lost her so young. I feel like I know Steve and all her children because she talked so much about all of you. You were all loved very much and we will all miss her greatly. God will help you through this. Remember, he had a son that died also and he knows the pain that you feel but as time goes on laughter will fill your house again. Phyllis Phyllis Snowden, July 26, 2006 I work with Deb (Swofford) and just want to send my condolences and support to her and her extended family. I'm glad to got to see her Mom before she passed. Martha Ann Ecklund, July 26, 2006 I offer my condolences, Debbie. Bill Crompton, July 26, 2006 Dear Deb Swofford and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am sorry for your loss. God Bless! WFC Juneau, Alaska Eder N Santana, July 26, 2006 It is hard to believe that Aunt Julie is gone. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. I spent many wonderful days and nights with her throughout my childhood. She was always a gracious and loving hostess, patiently "putting up with" all of us kids in and out of her house! I fondly remember her helping me learn to ride a bicycle while staying with you all at your house over by Mark Twain Elementary. She held on to the back of the bike and said, "Now just start peddling--keep going, you can do it" because I wanted to ride bikes so bad with my "big cousins" and their neighborhood friends. There are many other memories I enjoy. She was one of the most patient women I have ever known. In more recent years, I have enjoyed emailing her and reading her stories about her dogs, jobs, and grandkids. She certainly loved her family. I love you all and want you to know I am with you in spirit and through prayer. Hugs and kisses, Cousin Jill Jill LaDawn Raby, July 26, 2006 My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you, Steve, and your family. God Bless, Sarah Sarah Burns, July 26, 2006 Steve, I am heartbroken for you and your family to hear about the loss of your wife. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Betsy Wright (Texas State Bank) Betsy Wright, July 26, 2006 I am deeply saddened for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. We are here for you Steve, should you ever need anything. Love and Friendship, Chouie Chouie Almora, July 26, 2006 Julie was a wonderful Aunt. I have very fond memories of her from when I was younger. I know she will be missed very much. It is my prayer that God will give Steve, Lori, Debbie, Ryan, Chad & families strength during this time and especially in the day's ahead. My Love to you all, Keli Keli R Riley, July 25, 2006 I first day I met Julie I instantly knew I liked her and would be good friends! She had a super work ethic and really appreciated getting hired. She reminded me of my mother-in-law. She was a classy lady and had the same personality as her(she also had p.cancer). I enjoyed her talking about her family at our lunch break. She loved her husband and talked about him every day. Her family was most important to her. I will always remember her for her calm manner and wonderful personality! I told her that I would love her forever! Cheryl Lorraine Maynard, July 25, 2006 Julie was a wonderful, kind-hearted person who will be dearly missed by her 'work family' at Cartus. Her attitude in the face of adversity was inspirational. To Steve and the entire family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerly, Doug & Heather Gleason Doug Gleason, July 25, 2006 Julie was a Beautiful Person, I am so blessed to have worked with her. She became one of my best friends and I will hold such wonderful memories in my heart. We laughed together and we also cried together, but that is what friends do. She talked so lovingly of her Husband,children and grandchildren that I feel like I know each of you. I will always hold a special place in my heart for Julie - she will not be forgotten. With Much Love and Sympathy, Mina Mina Ann Trocchio, July 25, 2006