Jo Ann Smithey-Williams
3/28/1936 - 6/11/2021
Jo Ann Smithey-Williams, 85, died June 11, 2021 in Bastrop
Texas of natural causes. Her funeral
service will be held 11:00 am Saturday June 19, 2021 at Bellmead Funeral Home,
809 La Clede St, Waco TX 76705 followed by internment at Waco Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be at Bellmead Funeral home
on Friday June 18, 2021 from 6-8:00 pm.
was born on March 28th 1936 in Mertens Texas to James and Lillie
Smithey. She grew up and attended school
in Mertens and nearby farming communities.
She married Barney O. Williams on October 17, 1954. They raised two children, Steven Williams and
Penny Williams-French. She was a
resident of Austin Texas for over 60 years living in a single home for most of
that time. She lived her life based
firmly on the principles of faith, family, friends and home. She loved gardening and always had a
beautiful yard and garden.
Her family and friends would say of her, “She was one of the
kindest people you could every meet, she opened her heart and her home to
everyone and loved them all.”
She is survived by her children Steven Williams and Penny
French, 5 grandchildren Amy, Dustin, James, Jennifer and Kristie, and 6 great
grandchildren Carlie, Clayton, Bryson, Eli, Mozelle and Riley.