Lorraine Hencks Williams
March 29, 1928 – January 10, 2020
Lorraine Hencks Willliams, born March 29, 1928, died peacefully on Friday, January 10, in the loving care of her daughter, Loretta Williams Booty, and son-in law, Gordon Booty.
Lorraine was tenacious, stubborn, and self-reliant, living independently until her 91st birthday. She was adored by many and will be greatly missed. Those closest to her feel inexpressible gratitude for a lifetime of her guidance, support, and love.
Lorraine led a life full of accomplishments. Among them, raising two wonderful children with her spouse of 61 years and completing two careers. At the age of 16, she began work at South Central Bell (later AT&T), rising to leadership roles before her retirement at 55. In her second career as a custom framer, her skill at crafting beautiful presentations for prints and canvases earned her loyal clients from many parishes. A talented artist in her own right and a member of the Magnolia Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters, Lorraine has left many beautiful paintings that will forever be treasures to her family.
Lorraine was a devout Catholic and attended St. Alphonsus Catholic Church faithfully until her physical limitations became a barrier. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas for many years.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her adoring husband, George A. Williams, her sister, Marian H. Riddle, and her son John F. Williams. She is survived by her daughter, Loretta W. Booty, her grandchildren, Dana Michel Scott and Aaron Michel, and many other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation will be from 11:00am to 12:00pm on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Greenoaks Funeral Home-9595 Florida Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70815. Services will be at 12:00PM Monday, January 13, 2020 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park.
- Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
- Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020
- Burial Monday, January 13, 2020
Lorraine Hencks Williams
January 13, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Wish I could be there for her funeral. I always loved her. She was a very special lady. So very talented. Always had a beautiful home. Her hair was always fixed. When I lived in Baton Rouge sometimes she would come by my house after work. She and George came to Marvin's retirement party. We even visited with her at the frame shop on Sherwood Forest Blvd. She told me she had framed some art work by my brother, Olen Orr, for my nephew, Johnny Morgan. My prayers or with you Loretta as I know you will miss her so much. She loved you and your children dearly. Love Aunt Norma
January 11, 2020
Not really sure what to write about someone I loved so much. Aunt Lorraine was a wonderful Aunt who was very, very talented in so many ways. One of my favorite memories is the beautiful Christmas gifts she use to give us as kids. They were always wrapped to perfection with big beautiful bows on them that she made herself. I watched her make one of these bows one time, but have never been able to make one as pretty as hers were. I am going to miss her so very much. Love you always Aunt Lorraine.