Ida Margaret Williams, 87, of Richmond, went to meet her Savior Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Margaret was born Sept. 17, 1926 in Ray County, to Homer D. and Susie Mae (Brockman) Yallaly. She married Melvin Eugene Williams of Camden, April 17, 1948; he survives of the home.
Additional survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Donald Nichols of Richmond, Joy and James Willey of Macks Creek, and Deborah and Dale Jones of Gravois Mills; one sister, Ruth Graham of Richmond; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Donnetta and Dan McDonald, Shane and Rachel Nichols, Allen and Jessica Willey, Valerie and Philip Hoyle, Elizabeth Jones and her fiancé, Derrick, James Willey, JR., and Heather and Curtis Jones; and 11 great-grandchildren, Noah, Nathan, Kennedy, Leighton, Taylor, Bethany, Justin, Chris, Isabella, Colton and Presley.
In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by one son, Paul Edward Williams who died in infancy; and two sisters, Reba Brown and Faye Gardner.
Margaret attended Grade School and High School in Camden. After graduation she attended William Jewell College for two years and earned her teaching certificate. She then taught at the Hannah and Ogg one room Schools. She later taught kindergarten in Camden and in her home. Margaret was also a teacher’s aide at Woodson Dear in Richmond for many years. Margaret was a member of the Fleming Baptist Church, serving her lord all her life. She lived her entire life in the Richmond and Camden area.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Shirkey’s Hospice or to the Fleming Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 22, at 1:30 p.m. at the Fleming Baptist Church in Fleming. Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial will be in the Cravens Cemetery in Camden. Online condolences may be left at www.thurmanfuneralhome. com