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Nona Ernestine Williams

18 mars , 192313 janvier , 2020

Nona Ernestine Reed Williams, age 96, passed away January 13, 2020 in Grapevine, Tarrant County. Texas. Nona was born March 18, 1923 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas to William Ernest Reed and Hessie Forest Wade. She was a homemaker, traveler, fisherwoman and an avid genealogist. With her husband, Rayburn and their extended family, Nona spent many years game- and sport-fishing in and around Port Aransas, Texas, and angling with the Bass Club in North Texas lakes. As a student of history, she loved to visit archaeological and historical sites, traveling to Mexico, Central and South America, as well as Japan and Hawaii. In pursuit of family histories, she traveled to the National Archives in Washington DC and the LDS Library in Salt Lake City, walked many old cemeteries and dug around in countless County courthouse basements looking for genealogical treasure. During her life she was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Dallas Historical Society, Dallas County Pioneers, the Braniff Women’s Auxiliary, and the Braniff Retirement Club. She loved her Braniff Airways family as well as her North Dallas “Dunhaven Diva” buddies.

Nona was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Rayburn Harold Williams, her parents Ernest and Hessie Reed, her maternal grandparents James Hiram Wade and Ollie Susan Ward, her paternal grandparents Elijah Reed and Martha Loutisha (Tishy) Ayers, and by her son Ernest Earl (Sonny) Williams(USN Retired) of Port Aransas, Texas.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Ann Williams Woodgate, and son-in-law Cecil L Woodgate, Jr. (Woody) of Grapevine, Texas; her grandchildren: Wayne A Woodgate (Melissa) of Valdez, Alaska; Terri L Ackermann (Michael ) of Round Rock, Texas; Jennifer Williams of San Dimas, California; Christopher Williams (Sarah) of Aransas Pass, Texas; Christina Williams of Cedar Park, Texas; Michael D Williams of Cedar Park, Texas; and Adam Williams, plus seventeen great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

A graveside dedication and memorial will be held at a later date at Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas.

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Jennifer Williams

31 janvier , 2020

This amazing woman is my Granny Nona. She was smart, strong, beautiful and caring. She made me pretty dresses, blankets, and Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. I lived in California as a child and she lived in Texas but my greatest memories are of trips to Dallas to see Granny & Grand-daddy. Because of Granny I know the proper way to fold a fitted sheet, how to season a cast iron pan, and how to make Pecan Pie. Because of Granny I know our extensive family tree goes all the way back to the founding of Rhode Island, she was an amazing genealogist! Because of Granny I know that our family’s long history of service to the military gives me access to Daughters of the American Revolution. Granny was a very smart woman with so many adventures and stories to share. I wish I could have more time with her. I wish she could have stayed with us forever. Thank you, Granny for setting the bar so high. I promise you that I will always try and be as great of a grandma as you always were to me!This amazing woman is my Granny Nona. She was smart, strong, beautiful and caring. She made me pretty dresses, blankets, and Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. I lived in California as a child and she lived in Texas but my greatest memories are of trips to Dallas to see Granny & Grand-daddy. Because of Granny I know the proper way to fold a fitted sheet, how to season a cast iron pan, and how to make Pecan Pie. Because of Granny I know our extensive family tree goes all the way back to the founding of Rhode Island, she was an amazing genealogist! Because of Granny I know that our family’s long history of service to the military gives me access to Daughters of the American Revolution. Granny was a very smart woman with so many adventures and stories to share. I wish I could have more time with her. I wish she could have stayed with us forever. Thank you, Granny for setting the bar so high. I promise you that I will always try and be as great of a grandma as you always were to me!

Pat Mattingly

25 janvier , 2020

Nona was such a wonderful friend....and next door neighbor.
She welcomed me into the Dunhaven Divas and we enjoyed many wonderful lunches, talks, and neighborly hours. Her move was sad for me and I am sorry I didn't get to visit much after she left the neighborhood. What a wonderful legacy she leaves.

Woody Woodgate

23 janvier , 2020

Terri and I would go to stay with Granny and Granddad every summer when we were kids. I now better understand the vast amount of patience they had with us. They taught us respect sometimes through tough love. Granny's generation lived through some difficult times in our American saga and Granny instilled in us the lessons of integrity and grit that she learned as a young woman. I will greatly miss our conversations about what she learned about different genealogical stories and her own stories about her and Granddad's adventures that she still remembered and shared up to her last days. Memory eternal.

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