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Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Saturday January 5th, 2019

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New Cleveland Cemetery
Saturday January 5th, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Helen Wood Williams

HORN LAKE- Helen Ruth Wood Williams age 92 of Horn Lake, MS passed away peacefully at Landmark of Desoto Nursing home in Horn Lake, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Cleveland Funeral Home from 1:00PM till 2:00 PM. Funeral service will follow at 2:00PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in North Cleveland Cemetery. Reverend Andy Stoddard will officiate the service.

Mrs. Williams was born in Sunflower, MS in 1926 to James “Jake” and Alli Mae (Johnston) Wood and lived in the Mississippi Delta her whole life. Mrs. Williams lived in Cleveland from 1978 until the last few years when her heath declined. She spent many years in childcare both in her home and in daycares. She helped establish a daycare at her Boyle United Methodist Church and took great pride in watching all the children who most knew as “Nana”.

When she needed to enter a nursing home, she established herself there and was very happy. She made new friends and loved helping others, was very active with the everyday activities of the place and kept the nursing staff laughing with her quick wit. She will be missed by many.

Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her father and mother Jake and Allie Wood, husband, Thomas Sharp Williams, sister, Louise Maxwell, brothers, James Wood, Kenneth Wood, Johnston Wood.

She is survived by her children, Thomas S. Williams, Jr., Anita Williams Decastro (Cicero), Patricia Williams Trager (Ron), grandson Shawn Clift (Tammy), twin grandsons Ricky and Ronnie Williams.

Pallbearers are Mark Myers, Jimmy Killough, Mark Williams, and David Ledbetter.

Memorials can be made to Boyle United Methodist Church, in Boyle, Mississippi.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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I am so sorry for your loss. I saw my mom, Virginia Murray in some of the pictures and know she thought a lot of Helen and enjoyed spending time with her friend, Helen! I can remember how sweet she was whenever I saw her in Cleveland. I know she will be missed by anyone who knew her!
Blessings and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss, Eileen Murray

Eileen Murray Jan 11 2019 12:00 AM

I did not know Helen but I know Anita and Trish and have met Buddy - they loved their Mom with all of their hearts.
May her memories be comfort and peace to the family in their time of sorrow.

Dianna Drost Jan 9 2019 12:00 AM

I loved visiting with her! She was a wonderful person. You will be missed

Kim Milligan Jan 4 2019 12:00 AM

Our precious Nana...we are forever grateful for the love you gave to our children, and for the patience you bestowed upon us, the parents; You will forever be in our hearts!
Rest In Peace with our Heavenly Father.

Danny, Linda, Zach, Lacie Brothers Jan 4 2019 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Jan 3 2019 12:00 AM

May she rest in peace.

Chris Balducci Jan 3 2019 12:00 AM

With sympathy to the Williams family. May you find comfort in your memories of Helen. May you also turn to Jehovah God for a comfort today and in the days ahead. 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4. May you be assured that Helen is no longer suffering, because the dead know nothing at all. Ecclesiastes 9:5.

MonaGail. Jan 3 2019 12:00 AM

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Buddy, Trisha, Anita You are in our thoughts and prayers on this day and alway Much love, Arden and Lorrie

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