Winnie Faye WIlliams
Published: May 16, 2018
Winnie Faye Williams, 93, of Clinton, Arkansas died May 11, 2018. She was born August 1, 1924 on Culpepper Mountain to parents Eugene and Birdia Story.
Winnie was preceded in death by her brothers, France, Tom, Elmo, Virgil (Eldo), Jim (Omer), Warren G.; sisters, Minnie Moore, Jewel Thompson, Avon Crawford, and her husband of 65 years and the love of her life, Billy Rex Williams. She was a member of Formosa Church of Christ.
She is survived by her children; Roxie Williams, Bruce (Jeannie) Williams, Bridgett (Doug) Jones, Brett (Joyce) Williams, and grandchildren Caleb Huggins, Tori Huggins, Danielle Williams, Stephen Williams, Reatta (Levi) Walker, Tyler Williams, Chloe (Bailey) Bass, Dylan Jones, great-grandson Asher Walker, many nephews, nieces, and other family.
Winnie traveled to California right out of high school to look for work. World War II was raging during this time and the U.S. Navy had a great need for war ships, so Winnie supported the war effort by going to work at the Vallejo shipyard where she welded and joined the ranks of "Rosie the Riveters." After the war, she enrolled in beauty school in Vallejo and received her cosmetology license. Bill and Winnie were married January 22, 1947.
She was very close to her sisters and with six brothers, she learned to fight and dance. Winnie and brother, Omer, won 1st Place in the Jitterbug contest at an alumni gathering. She was a gracious hostess, welcoming family and friends at any time. She was a patient mother, but her children were no strangers to a dose of hickory tea. She was quick-witted, laughed often and had a big, beautiful smile.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018 and the funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton. Interment will follow at Culpepper Cemetery. For online guestbook, www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton.
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