After 93 incredible years, full of life and love, Maria ‘Judy’ Williams went to be with our Lord on May 29, 2019, with her family by her side. Judy was born in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico where she met the love of her life, Elvis Williams, during WWII. They were soon married and his career in the Air Force took them to travel and live all over the world, all while raising their three children. They eventually retired in Lake Livingston, Texas.
She attended Point Blank Community Church for over forty years and for many of those she enjoyed singing with the choir. She had many friends in Point Lookout Estates and though she never learned to drive a car she loved driving her golf cart around. She often spent her days fishing on the lake or quilting, reading, traveling and playing slot machines whenever she could get to a casino. She was often seen sipping sweet red wine from her jelly jar glass, and to her, the sweeter the wine the better. If you ask her grandchildren, they all agree that she made the best chicken and dumplings ever and was one of the best storytellers (as long as she didn’t have to tell it again the same way because she never remembered). She always looked forward to gatherings with friends and family and her spirit and love of life will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She was truly one of a kind!
Judy is preceded in death by her husband, Elvis Williams, married 57 years; daughter, Jeannene Myers; and a very special niece, Benegene Kring. Her legacy lives on through her daughter, Maurine and husband, Joseph, of Baytown; son, Doyle Williams and wife Minnie, of Rosenberg; sister, Esperanza “Nape” Fox, and nephew, Michael Fox of Temple, TX. Her grandchildren include, Dian Noon (Darryl), Patrick Hardison (Amy), Russell Hardison, Lesli Pendergraft (Chris), Joan Wickersham (David), Julie O’Sullivan (Paul), Jeff Williams (Lowlah) and Joe Holecek (Patti). She is also survived by her son-in-law, Jay Myers, sixteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Judy’s laughter and smile will be cherished forever by her family and friends.
The family will welcome friends on Friday, June 7, 2019, from 10 am. to 12 pm. in the chapel of Crespo and Jirrels Funeral home, 6123 Garth Rd. Baytown, TX. followed by a celebration of Judy's life at 12 pm. Judy's Interment will be at Houston National Cemetery on Monday, June 10, 2019, at 10 am.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to A Life To Live, Or Curt's Kitchen at the Coat of Many Colors.
The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
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