Betty Lou Williams

Betty Lou Williams

URBANA – Betty Lou Williams, 76, of Urbana transitioned from life into eternity at 2:13 p.m. on Feb. 12, 2013, at Carle Foundation Hospital.

Betty was born Jan. 10, 1937, in Vicksburg, Miss., to Willie and Alma Hayes Garner.

Betty was united in Holy Matrimony to Ples Williams Jr. He preceded her in death in 2004.

Betty was a member of The Church of the Living God, where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, exercising and watching CNN News.

Betty leaves to cherish her loving memory two sons, William Garner and Dave Williams; two granddaughters, Alysha Beasley and Melissa Garner and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Alma Garner; her husband, Ples Williams Jr.; and a sister, Alice Mosley.

A Celebration of Life will commence at noon Thursday, Feb. 21, at The Church of the Living God, 1109 North 4th St., Champaign. A visitation will begin at 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Officiating will be Bishop Lloyd Gwin. Interment will be inCedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Miss.

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Jeffrey Williams wrote on February 19, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Ms. Betty, not only my neighbor for 38yrs, but a Dear Friend. I remember Ms. Betty keeping me out of trouble a few times in my younger days. Ms. Betty always gave it to me straight, she cut no corners, and never Sugar Coated anything. She always had good advice, no matter what the issue was. I will always remember Ms. Betty for having the best Flowers, Garden, and Plants in her yard, she always had the best looking yard on the block. I will miss her Dearly, but I have very fond memories that will last a Life Time. Rest in Paradise Ms. Betty. I Love You!

Sincerely, your Neighbor

Jeff Williams (-_-)