Minnie Williams

May 26, 1933February 17, 2018
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Minnie “Juanita” Williams, age 84, of Lenoir, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 17, 2018. She was born the daughter of the late Cecil Coffey and Dovie Matheson Coffey on May 26, 1933 in Watauga County, NC.

Juanita was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Juanita will be greatly missed.

Along with her parents, Juanita is preceded in death by three siblings, Celia Melvin, Mary Jean Staley, and Burl Coffey; a son-in-law, Jerry Benge; a grandson, Christopher Lowrance.

Those left behind to cherish her memory include four sons, Claude Lowrance (Carolyn), Ray Lowrance (Becky), Darrell Lowrance and Fred Lowrance (Susie); six daughters, , Frances Porter (Thomas), Karen Lowrance (fiancé Ken Haney), Clara Benge, Freida Lowman and Lisa Grant (Tim) and Carol Hass (Terry). She is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren, 1 great – great grandchild along with numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Pisgah Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin Munson and Pastor Ronnie Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Pendry’s Funeral Home.

Pendry’s Funeral Home of Lenoir has the honor of serving the family.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Keith Shelton

February 21, 2018

Frieda, I'm so sorry to here about the loss of your mother. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Keith and Sue Toney

February 20, 2018

Frances and Tinker, you're in our prayers and our thought's.

Jim and Rita Bales

February 20, 2018

Freida, We are thinking of you and your family. With sympathy,

Joey Staley

February 19, 2018

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. So glad I will have fond memories of my Aunt Juanita. What a special lady!! Thanks so much to my cousins for posting those photographs. It was wonderful to see the legacy of her life thru that photo album.

February 19, 2018

Freddie & Susie, You are in our prayers & thoughts Robert & Kathy Greene Boiling Springs South Carolina

Krista Dockery

February 19, 2018

I could tell she was a very special lady. Lisa you are a wonderful person for being so loyal to your momma. My condolences.