Ethan "E-Will" Garrett Williams

November 24, 1998October 29, 2018
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Ethan Garrett Williams, 19, of Orange, Texas passed away Monday, October 29, 2018.

Ethan’s childhood was spent in Orange and Vinton where he attended Emmanuel Christian Academy and Community Christian. Ethan participated in Cub Scouts, baseball, basketball, football and soccer. He moved to Ohio in the 6th grade where he graduated from Meadowbrook High School. During school breaks, he enjoyed spending summers and holidays in Texas with his grandparents. As a teenager, Ethan enjoyed spending time with friends, playing video games and sports, especially basketball with his dad or friends at home or at any local court. Ethan had a charismatic personality and infectious smile and will always be remembered for his caring nature and tender heart, especially for children and those who needed a “helping hand.” Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Heather and Jean’ Fontenot of Byesville, OH. and Jason Williams of Orange, TX; paternal grandparents, Maxie and Midge Williams of Orange; maternal grandparents, Margaret and Phillip Commander of Pleasant City, OH, and Michael Fontenot and Sandy Matte of Eunice, LA; paternal great-grandmother, Marguerite Williams of Brookhaven, MS; two brothers, Trey and Peyton Fontenot; sister, Cora Fontenot; aunt, Destiny Hudson of Byesville, OH; uncles, Heath (Shila) Detweiler of Fayetteville, N.C., James Williams of Austin and Adam Williams of Nacogdoches, TX; nieces, Kenzie and Maddie Fontenot; and cousins, Emma Smith, Lincoln and Landry Williams and numerous friends.

A Celebration of Ethan’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Hixson Funeral Home of Vinton. Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 4, at Easthaven Cemetery in Brookhaven, MS. Visitation will be held Friday, November 2, from 4 to 9 pm, and resume Saturday at 8am until time of service all in Hixson Funeral Home of Vinton. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Heather and Jean' Fontenot, Parents
  • Jason Williams, Father
  • Maxie and Midge Williams, Paternal Grandparents
  • Margaret and Phillip Commander, Maternal Grandparents
  • Michael Fontenot and Sandy Matte, Maternal Grandparents
  • Marguerite Williams, Paternal Great-Grandmother
  • Trey Fontenot, Brother
  • Peyton Fontenot, Brother
  • Cora Fontenot, Sister
  • Destiny Hudson, Aunt
  • Heath Detweiler and wife Shila, Uncle
  • James Williams, Uncle
  • Adam Williams, Uncle
  • Kenzie Fontenot, Niece
  • Maddie Fontenot, Niece
  • Emma Smith, Cousin
  • Lincoln Williams, Cousin
  • Landry Williams, Cousin
  • also left to cherish his memory are numerous friends.

  • Trey Fontenot, Pallbearer
  • Peyton Fontenot, Pallbearer
  • Blaine Milstead, Pallbearer
  • Zeke Turner, Pallbearer
  • Dalen Guillory, Pallbearer
  • Hunter Gordy, Pallbearer
  • Dalton Bailey, Pallbearer
  • Dakota Harrison, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 3, 2018

Ethan "E-Will" Garrett Williams

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Ty Cota

January 25, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss and so surprised to stumble across this news. I have always remembered when Ethan and his family visited our church years ago and he was so polite and respectful. He always referred to me as sir and that maturity impressed me. Many prayers!

Judy Sanders Simmons

November 2, 2018

Dear Midge and Maxie:

Sharon told me of your terrible tragedy and I am heartsick for the loss of your beautiful boy. Nothing I can say will ease your pain, but know that if it was in my power I would take this nightmare away. Please tell Ethan’s father, mother, grandparents, siblings and all those family members that surely loved him so much that I will remember them, and you as well, in my prayers, that some peace may come to your hearts.

Much love to you both,
Judy Sanders Simmons

Heather Fontenot

October 31, 2018

Frank & Connie Jarosek

October 31, 2018

We are sending our love, hugs & prayers to the family. Love y'all 🙏❤

Joe, Carly, Austin, and Blaine Manucy

October 31, 2018

He always had a smile on his face. We have lots of memories of Ethan from Community Christian, baseball, and soccer. We were blessed to have known him. May the love of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fontenot and Williams families.

Heather Fontenot

October 31, 2018

Taking a ride with my baby. That beautiful smile.

Heather Fontenot

October 31, 2018

Heather Fontenot

October 31, 2018

Yvonne Hilliard

October 31, 2018

Praying for the parents, I'm a parent of a lost child, my heart and soul cries for you and your family and friends. I am so very sorry for your loss. 📿🕇

Kurt Dawn William Anderson

October 30, 2018

Sending lots of love, prayers and strength to you all. It was a pleasure to have know this young man. His smile would light up the room. Baseball will be a fond memory we have and will carry in our hearts. Ethan will be truly missed. We love you guys.


Ethan and Emma.


Ethan and Peyton.