Tyler Memorial Funeral Home - Cemetery and Mausoleum

12053 State Highway 64 West, Tyler, TX


Pauline Catherine Williams

January 22, 1962May 27, 2020

Pauline Catherine Williams, age 58, of Tyler, Texas passed away on Wednesday May 27, 2020. Pauline was born January 22, 1962 in Chateauroux, France to Pauline C Orr and John Peter Nasakaitis.

Pauline, lovingly known to her family as Polly, was raised as an Air Force brat, which is how she came to be born in France. She grew up in Biloxi Mississippi and graduated from Biloxi High School in 1980. Polly is best remembered for her one of a kind sense of humor and her love for Mickey Mouse. She was a caring and giving person. Her pride and joy was her family, especially her son, Chris and granddaughter, Yui. Pauline had a number of people she called family and she spoke especially lovingly of her Dress Barn family. Polly will be dearly missed by her family, friends and their family lab, Annie.

Pauline is survived by her son, Christopher Joseph Williams; daughter in-law, Tayla Cole; granddaughter, Yui Williams; mother, Pauline C Orr; brother, Mike Nasakaitis (Maria); sisters, Debbie Buckles (Rich), Cindy Foree (Robert), and Kay Lynn Milinowicz (John); sister in-law, Crystal Kent, and Pauline's husband, Richard E Williams.

She is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews, Kimberly Milinowicz, Megan (Allan) Lynch, Jesse Milinowicz, Tracey Quinn, Kelly Lybrand, Kylene(David) Taylor, Jenn (Greg) Wright, Aprille Haddock, Michael (Jenni) Nasakaitis, Tiffany (Mike) Donoian, Gwyn (Justin) Winstead, Patrick (Allison) Foree, and 27 great nieces and nephews. Pauline was preceded in death by her father, John Peter Nasakaitis and her brother, Bruce J. Kent.

Her family is planning a celebration of Pauline’s life for later in the year. Details will be shared. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.tylermemorial.com for the Williams family.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Pauline Catherine Williams

have a memory or condolence to add?

Tayla Cole

June 7, 2020

Pauline was an amazing person. An amazing mother-in-law. And she adored Yui, her granddaughter, as much as Yui adored her. Anytime me and Chris got into an argument, she'd let me vent to her and then help give me advice, giving me insight from his point of view. I only got to spend two years with her, but they're two years I'll never forget. I miss her so much. I love her like she was a second mother to me. I'll never stop telling Yui stories about her.

Romano Celestine

June 3, 2020

Pauline was a beautiful person and Caring friend and a excellent Advisor we worked together at AutoZone distribution center in Lafayette Louisiana for 15 years .. She was always cheerful funny and understand We love the stories and her love for motorcycles And Mickey Mouse . To her son and her family y’all have my deepest condolences and I will be praying for you in this time of sorrow .Be Blessed 🙏🏾

Donna Pack

June 3, 2020

I cannot believe such a warm and wonderful lady is gone. She trained me at the juvenile center and she became such a good friend. Such a funny sense of humor. Chris, we laughed so hard when she was retelling your “Dukes of Hazard” experience in Arkansas! She’ll be in my heart and memories forever.

Marlee Nelson

June 2, 2020

I worked with Pauline when Dressbarn first opened. She was like another mother to a few of us. She always had our back and spoke so highly of us to others. She had the most genuine heart and always wanted to know how you were doing before herself! She also always had good stories of her family. She loved her son so much and he definitely was her pride and joy! She will be greatly missed!

June Hudson

June 1, 2020

Pauline and I worked together at Dress Barn. She was a true Joy & Lots of Fun to work with, and I’m blessed to have gotten to know her. She had a genuine and sincere heart, and was a compassionate friend. She will be greatly missed. Sending prayers for strength, comfort and Peace to her Beloved Family.

Denise Francis

May 31, 2020

When we were in high school Pauline's family was kind enough to open up their home to me during the week so I could attend Biloxi High. We used to always go to the motorcycle shop after school and I remember always laughing and smiling with her no matter what. Even though we hadn't been near each other over the past 40 years we always stayed friends. I cant belive shes gone. I am going to miss her so much.

Debbie Buckles

May 31, 2020

Polly loved being the family baby, but she never acted immature because of it. I was 8 years old when she was born. It was a Monday if I remember correctly. The new baby was coming but we still had to go to school . I remember being so over joyed later that day when I learned that I had another sister. Polly has always been a strong, giving, and loving person who you rarely saw without her beautiful smile. She found great joy in becoming a mother and treasured every minute she spent raising Chris. When Yui arrived and she was over the moon. The sad news of her sudden passing has been overwhelming. I'm going to miss my Baby Sister. Love you always Polly Cay .

Detra Janzen

May 31, 2020

I am in disbelief of the news I heard today about my friend, former employee, and co-worker. I interviewed and hired a special lady in 2014, to be one of my Assistant Managers, and help me open the new Tyler Dressbarn. We immediately all became family. If I needed anything, her words were "whatever you need", and she always followed through... she always made the employees and customers feel comfortable. She got to know customers of our store, and also other members of management from dressbarn throughout the District, and was always well liked by all. She held dear to, and talked very fondly, of her biological family, first her immediate household family, Chris, Tayla, and Yui, and she never left out her sweet Mother. She also talked about being Polly to her siblings, and nieces and nephews, and talked a lot about her niece Gwen... During our time at dressbarn together, we went through a few family losses... The Tyler dressbarn divas started getting together before Covid19 hit... Our last get together was in Feburary, and she looked great, and was laughing and joking as she normally did. She was my photographer/techno at the store, so I dont really have pics, but I think our friend Trolondra, who was a dear customer, summed it up in her pic of Pauline. That is how we remember Pauline "Polly" at Tyler Dressbarn...

Cynthia Speer

May 31, 2020

Pauline was the perfect Mother-in-law for my daughter and the best Grandma to Yui. I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a wonderful lady, yet wonderfully blessed to have had the privilege to call her my friend.

Allison Calderon

May 30, 2020

Having Pauline as my manager at Dressbarn was an enormous blessing in my life. I have such special memories of her - from dancing to our favorite songs at Dressbarn, to hour long talks about life by our cars after closing together. ❤️