Lucy Mae


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Lucy Mae Williams

Mar 05 1917 - Jan 12 2010

Lucy Mae Williams, age 92, went to be with the Lord Jesus on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center. Lucy was born March 5, 1917 in Tom Bean, Texas to James Ephraim Franklin and Mary Elizabeth Martin Franklin. She spent her childhood in Tom Bean, graduating from Tom Bean High School in 1934. After high school she attended Texas Wesleyan in Fort Worth. On October 5, 1935 she married Joe C. Williams, Sr. in Durant, Ok. They made their home in Tom Bean, where they raised their two sons and enjoyed their five grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of the First Methodist Church of Tom Bean where she played the piano for many years. Lucy loved the Lord and her family. She was always willing to help anyone and had many friends that she loved and considered her family. Lucy owned and operated the family gas station until she closed it in 1986 to take care of her husband. Lucy’s Station was the cornerstone of Tom Bean social life. It was a favorite hangout on Friday and Saturday nights for local teenagers. Not only could you buy gas, but also snow cones, fireworks and good food. She was the eyes and ears of the community, people both near and far would come ask her questions about their families and she was always willing to give them plenty of information. Cooking for her family was one of her favorite things to do. Each of her family had a favorite dish that she would always make for them. Her great-grandchildren were known to say that their Mom’s cooking was not as good as Grandma’s. Lucy is survived by sons Joe C. Williams, Jr and wife Kathy of Sherman; Ralph Williams and wife Marion of Tom Bean; four grandchildren, Patricia Sharp of Bullard; Joe C. Williams III and wife Terria of Frisco; Kiley Fleming and husband Alan of Howe; Carol Ann Downing and husband Jason of Sherman; ten great-grandchildren, Dre Williams, Matthew Jones, Caden Sharp, Alexis Williams, Joe C. Williams IV, Karsyn Fleming, Will Fleming, Isabella Fleming, Emma Downing and Ethan Downing; very special cousins Pat Stephens and wife Joyce of Tom Bean; Tommy Stephens and Linda of Sherman; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Lucy was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, four sisters; husband Joe C. Williams, Sr. and granddaughter Janice Williams Glenn. The family will be at the home of Ralph and Marion Williams in Tom Bean. Visitation will be at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Tom Bean, Thursday, January 14 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Funeral services will be Friday, January 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church of Tom Bean. Interment will follow at Akers Cemetery. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jerry Colgrove, Mr. A. C. Quinn, and Rev. Houston Garner. Pallbearers will be.H. Eric Rodgers, David Ellis, Phillip Langford, Joe Stephens, Donald Stephens and Tommy Stapleton. Honorary pallbearers are Oscar Wetzel, H.C. Brooks and Don Williams. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Tom Bean.
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