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ELIZABETH BESSIE WILLIAMS

February 24, 1922 ~ May 24, 2018 (age 96)
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Elizabeth M. Williams known to family and friends as “Bessie” passed away on May 24, 2018 at the age of 96. 

Bessie, a native of  Wilmot, Arkansas,  born to the late Lem and Amanda Williams. She moved to Little Rock, Arkansas in the early 40’s.  Bessie began working for Franke's Cafeteria in the 50’s until she moved to Chicago, Illinois  where she retired working for Chicago Trade Tec College in the mid 90’s. 

Bessie will be affectionately remembered for her independence, open and honest opinions but especially her generosity. Bessie also had an exceptional memory for people and events.  She loved tennis, never missed watching the U.S. or French Opening and she knew all the top world players by name and their ranking. If a tennis match was on TV, she was watching it. 

Bessie is preceded in death by her parents; Lem and Amanda Williams, her daughter; Lillie M. Carter, three brothers; Buddy "Cozy," Robert and Howard. five sisters: Beatrice, Rosie, Minnie, Willie Mae, and Mary. She is survived by one daughter; Dorothy Laster of California, two brothers; Fred (Josephine) and Henry (Dorothy) Williams, six grandchildren Genia and Joey of Arkansas, Phyllis of Texas, Cathy, Victoria "Karen" and Johnny of California, sixteen great children, four great, great grandchildren many nieces, nephews, cousins, sister and brothers-in-laws, and friends. 

A small but intimate family Memorial will be held at Oakland Cemetery, in Little Rock Arkansas, Saturday June 30, 2018 at 11:00 am. 

Kelly Smith Funeral & Cremation Services (8424 Kanis Road Little Rock, AR 501-612-5607) will be serving the Williams family. You can send flowers/condolences, upload photos, sign online guest register and light an "In Loving Memory Of" candle from this Memorial Page.

 

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YOU CAN ALSO UPLOAD PHOTOS/VIDEOS OR LIGHT AN "IN LOVING MEMORY OF" CANDLE (DESIGN AND COLORS CAN BE CHANGED) FROM THIS, MEMORIAL PAGE.  

 WE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO CONTINUE TO LIGHT  A CANDLE ON THIS MEMORIAL PAGE THROUGHOUT THE DAYS, MONTHS AND YEARS TO COME. ESPECIALLY, DURING DAYS OF SPECIAL EVENTS, ie. BIRTHDAYS, HOLIDAYS,  ANNIVERSARY AND THEN ON DAYS WHEN YOU JUST WANT TO SAY SOMETHING TO OR ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONES FOR NO SPECIAL REASON,  YOU CAN ALSO SEND PERSONAL MESSAGES, AND UPLOAD PHOTOS ANYTIME. 

THIS MEMORIAL PAGE WILL REMAIN ON OUR WEBSITE INDEFINITELY. DO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS, FEELINGS AND PHOTOS WITH THE FAMILY, THEY WILL APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH.   

 

Please continue to keep the family in your prayers. 

  

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