Wilma N. Williams

Wilma Nell Powell Williams passed away December 24, 2017 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 97. Wilma was born in Bertram, Texas on February 21, 1920 to Johh Louis Powell and Bertie Tanksley Powell. She graduated from Bertram High School in 1938. Wilma had a passion for teaching children. She never broke her faith in God and His plan was unwavering. She always found the positive.

Wilma and Aubrey (Al) Lynn Williams married on May 4, 1940 in Austin, Texas. They were married almost 60 years. They resided many years in Corpus Christi, Texas before Al passed away March of 2000. Al was a barber in Corpus for many years. They were members of Morgan Avenue Baptist Church. In 2005 Wilma relocated to Conroe, Texas to be nearer to her daughter and son-in-law. Wilma was a member of River Pointe Baptist Church in Conroe for 12 years. Wilma is survived by her daughter, Janell (Jan) Williams Long and son-in-law Bobby Charles Long of Montgomery, Texas; grandson, Charles (Charlie) Alan Long (Melissa Williams Long) of Allen, Texas; great-grandchildren: Connor Carlyle and Brett Doke of Tyler, Texas, Jacob, Samantha, Sarah, and Zachary Long of Allen, Texas. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, husband Al, and granddaughter, Shara Long Carlyle.

A Memorial Service was held January 2, 2018 in Conroe, Texas at River Pointe Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Heath Powers. Interment was held January 9, 2018 in Corpus Christi, Texas at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to River Pointe Baptist Church, 700 Gladstell Street, Conroe, Texas. 77304.

Arrangements under the direction of Memory Gardens Funeral Home, Corpus Christi, TX.



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Nancy & Charles Caillouet

January 28, 2018

We were blessed to have known Wilma. She was a wonderful role model and inspiration to us all.
We admired her positive attitude, her strong faith in God and devotion to her family and friends. The world is a better place because of her presence. She has left a lasting, positive impact on us. We miss her greatly and will never forget her.
Nancy & Charles Caillouet

January 5, 2018

No matter how bad things looked or got, Wilma always found the good. She always said things could be worse. She never broke her faith in God and His plan was unwavering to her. She knew He had a reason for everything that happened. Her strength to look at the positive was amazing. She didn't need money to value life. Her wealth was her family, friends, her church, and her plants. She was always baking for others. Cooking was one of her ways of showing love. She chose to see the good in everyone and in every situation. She knew Tomorrow was Not Promised and she lived each day as if it were her last. She found what she loved and she did it. I am so glad I had Wilma in my life. She was truly an inspiration to me and others. She is greatly missed. !!
Kim Harvey Howry (Austin)

Wilma Nell Williams

January 5, 2018

January 2, 2018

Mrs. Williams was a dear friend to my mother (Margaret McCandless) so many years ago at MABC. I still remember that friendly smile. She was such a joy to be around.
Billy McCandless (San Antonio)

Darlene and Larry Taylor

January 1, 2018

We were most fortunate to have known Wilma for many years. She was a most loving, kind and thoughtful person one could imagine. Treasured times together were picking her up to visit Jan. Jan was the light of her life! She lived a glorious life in Texas and grateful to have visited her with Bob on her last day on this earth. May she and all her family passing before rest now with the Lord. Oh, how we will miss her!
Darlene and LAT

Molly Allen-Barr

December 30, 2017

She has always been in my life and now that I'm almost 77 years old, I've had time throughout my life to be deeply affected by her generous personality. She always was loving, faithful, and vigorous! She loved a very dear man in my life, her husband and my uncle, Aubrey. She loved our mother with a very deep affection because her own mother died when she was very young and she said Bertie was her adopted mother. Her grandchildren were exceptional in her eyes and her great-grandchildren were even more so. She loved unconditionally and deeply and was non-judgmental. Her memory was her strongest asset as she grew to her magical age of 97. She was a giant in my world and life doesn't stop with her death. She'll forever be a wondrous memory for me.

Leesa Buckalew

December 28, 2017

I had the great privilege of delivering meals to MsWilma on Fridays...she was the friendliest person on my route and she will be greatly missed. We should all be so blessed to live a life as long as hers. Sincerely, Leesa Buckalew


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