Mary Dell Williams
7/25/1927 - 9/18/2019
Williams, 92, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September
18, 2019. She had been at Ridgecrest
Retirement Center for a little over seven years. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 am
on September 28, 2019 at Waco Memorial Park with the Pastor David Cozart officiating. The family will have visitation and
celebration of her life from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., on Friday, September 27, 2019,
at Bellmead Funeral Home, 809 LaClede, Waco, Texas.
born July 25, 1927 at 1817 Summer St. in Waco, Texas, to Thomas Cary and Myrtle
(Garrett) Morgan, one of six children.
She graduated from Waco High School in 1944. She met Roger Williams in December 1943 at a
championship football game at Munie Stadium in Waco, Texas and the courtship
continued while Roger was in the Army Air Force. Mary worked at Standard Hat Works in Waco. They were married on June 28, 1946, at her parents’
home at 1805 Trice after Roger was discharged from the Army Air Force. After they were married they moved to College
Station so Roger could attend Texas A & M.
Mary was a
homemaker while Roger was involved in the teaching field, but would assist at the
school often. She was a member of
Bellmead First Baptist Church for many years, active with the Keenagers at church, Red Hat Club, Meals on
Wheels and the McLennan County Extension Services. Mary loved to sew and made her own clothes as
well as her children’s and some of her grandkids clothes. She later worked part-time in alterations at
Vogue Cleaners. Mary loved to cook and
made really awesome chicken & dumplings as well as deserts.
finally retired, they took many adventures around the world. She was a stranger to no one and was willing
to try new things. She loved to tell
stories and make people laugh. Mary
loved playing 42 or 84, working crossword puzzles and working jigsaw puzzles . She never met a stranger and would go out of her
way to always help others, until her health started failing.
preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, Roger; parents; infant
brother Thomas Arthur Morgan; brother and sister-in-law Daniel F. and Leotia Morgan;
sister and brother-in-law Carey L. and Leonard Simpson; brother-in-law Marvin
J. Heine; and great grandson Jared N. Schmidtke.
She is survived
by her children, Cynthia and Ken Howington, of Robinson; Sheila and Ira Carpenter, of Hewitt and Roger
Hinson Williams, Jr., of Bellmead; brother Hoyt S. Morgan, of Hamilton; sister
Faye Heine, of Clifton. Grandchildren
Lee and Jennifer Howington of Cleburne, Dawn and Jeff Schmidtke, of Papillion,
NE,; Faith and Heath Parker, of Alvarado; Wesley Carpenter, of Omaha, NE; Timothy
and Jennifer Carpenter, of Woodway. Great grandchildren Kylee and Kaden Howington
of Cleburne, Ryan, John, Reagan and
Grayson Schmidtke, of Papillion, NE., and Alicia, Kirsten and Ty Parker, of
Alvarado, and many nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends.
all the nurses and staff at Ridgecrest for their compassionate care for
her. Thanks also to the staff of
Providence Hospice and Interim Hospice for their compassionate care of Mom.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (710 N. 64th St., Waco,
Texas 76710) or charity of your choice.