Shirley Crider Williams went to her heavenly home on February 5, 2021.
Shirley was born April 2nd,1939, the oldest child of Frank and Ruby Huffman Crider. She was raised in Sunny Plain with four siblings. Shirley graduated from St. Matthews High School. She married Paul Wayne Williams on September 21st,1957. They settled in the Jamison Community where they raised four children. With God’s grace, Shirley ran The Williams Country Store and helped Wayne manage the farm. She served as a dispatcher in the early years of the Jamison Voluntary Fire Department. She was a faithful member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church for over 60 years where she once sang in the choir and was a member of the WMU. She will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many members of the Jamison Community.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Williams; granddaughter, Heather Williams; brother, Elbert “Charlie” Crider; a sister, Audrey “Tooda” Walling and daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Williams.
She leaves behind a sister, Effie Rudd and a brother, George “Bo” Crider as well as four children, Michael Williams (Mary Jo), Donnie Williams Sr., Dale Williams (Tina), and Sharon Altman(Mark); Nine Grandchildren, Donnie Williams Jr. (Ashley), Sheinna Metts (Allen), John “JW” Williams (Danielle), Christopher Sigler (John), Stacey Rucker (Mitch), Jessica Reddick (Greg), Amanda Gregg (John), Waylon Williams (Sam), Sallie Hinson (Zack), and Thomas “TJ” Wetherell(Laura). 25 great- grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
She will be sadly missed but will live forever in our hearts. Heaven has truly gained another angel.
Visitation will be held at Thompson Funeral Home, 1012 Whitman Street, on Sunday, February 7th, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. We will be following the CDC guidelines for COVID-19. Masks will be required.
There will be a private graveside service held by the family. Reverend Scott Wagoner will be officiating.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Williams Jr., John Williams, Waylon Williams, John Gregg, Greg Reddick, Mitch Rucker, and Zack Hinson.
Due to COVID-19, the family will not be accepting guest at this time but appreciate your prayers.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 in honor of Shirley Williams as this was a foundation close to her heart.
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