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Mary Bess Golden Williams

Mary Bess Golden Williams, age 84, of Wind Crest, Texas passed away Saturday, August

18, 2018 in Texas.

She was born September 4, 1933 in Glory, Texas to the late Joe Douphus and Lillie “Ethel” Barnett Golden. She was united in marriage to Walter P. Williams II, who preceded her to Heaven. Mary was a retired nurse by profession, exhibiting her passion as a caretaker. Mary supported many charitable endeavors and cared for aging relatives for many years. Mary loved to “play in the dirt” (her garden and flowers), her hummingbirds, her precious dogs, the Dallas Cowboys, and cooking. All who knew Mary were aware of her incredible skill in the kitchen-her love language-filling you with wonderful, down home cooking till you burst. But above and before all, her family, both blood and chosen, was the most important focus. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. She was and always will be “Nana” to many.

Survivors are her daughter Ruth Mitchell and husband Tony of Westcliffe, Colorado; Step-Children Edward Williams of Avenger, Texas; Walter Penn Williams, III of Cripple Creek, Colorado; Belinda Seaton (Jimmy) of Hatfield, Arkansas.  Sister: Joy Grider of Leonard, Texas;

Brothers: O.E. Golden of San Antonio, Texas; Larry Golden of Arlington, Texas; Joe Golden of Rockwall, Texas.  Grandchildren: Regina Poissonnet (Frenchy), Chad Crofford (Delenna), Kenneth Crofford, Shannon Hoffman, Robert Seaton (Mary), Duane Seaton

(Sunny).  Great-Grandchildren: David, Allison, Brittany, Caleb, Camron, Hailey, Serenitey, Jeremy, Crystal, Adison and Amelia.  Great-Great Grandchild: Emerson Mae.

She was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Ethel Golden, her husband Walter P. Williams, II, three sisters, Isabell Hinshaw, Zora Shew and Arlene Weeks, two brothers, J.W. Golden and Ronald Golden and a step-daughter, Susan Castner.

Funeral services were Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hatfield Methodist Church with Brother Dan Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Six Mile Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Visitation was Friday, August 24 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Funeral


Pallbearers were Chad Crofford, Kenneth Crofford, Robert Seaton, Duane Seaton, David Jordan, Caleb Tefertiller, Allison Ellis and Brittany Ellis

Honorary pallbearers were Walter Penn Williams, III, Edward Williams, Tony Mitchell, Frenchy Poissonnet and Jimmy Seaton.

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