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.

Mrs.  Smithey-Williams 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.

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