Lola Faye Williams

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November 17, 1937 ~ August 14, 2019

Lola Faye Poteet Williams passed peacefully from this life in her home in Diboll, TX on August 14, 2019. Visitation and funeral will be at Cozart Funeral Home in Normangee, TX. Visitation Sunday, August 18th 3:00-5:00 pm. Funeral Monday, August 19th at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at Macey Cemetery.

Lola was born to Thomas and Opal Poteet in Flynn, TX on November 17, 1937. She married Lee Roy Williams on October 29, 1953. Lola delighted in her role as wife and stay-at-home mother, and played an integral role as pastor’s wife in several central Texas communities.

After her children left home, Lola spent 20 years working for Bryan ISD. She taught computer literacy at Henderson Elementary school, where she brought lasting joy and fond memories to hundreds of children.

Lola was an avid amateur photographer and her photo collection has been used as a historical resource for family, friends and the community.

Lola’s greatest joy in life was her family. She spent the majority of her adult life bragging about her “perfect” grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved hosting large gatherings and bringing people together to share food, fellowship, and fun.

Lola was preceded in death by her husband Lee Roy Williams, Her parents Thomas and Opal Poteet, step father Bob Copeland, 4 brothers-in-law Sam Williams, Lee Wayne Pegues, Hubbard Henry, and Donnie Dayle Williams; and son-in-law Timothy Weathers.

She is survived by her Brother Willie Poteet and wife Kathleen; 4 sisters-in-law June Williams; Mayge Henry; Euwyn Pegues, and Larue Beamon and husband Jerry; 3 children Leola Young and husband Wayne; June Weathers; Roy Williams and wife Kathy; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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  1. I loved Lola she was special
    In every way.
    She also loved our Family
    Spend many days and nights at our house.
    She will be missed .

  2. Sending prayers and my love to all the family members of this very special person. She will surely be missed by all who knew her. I feel blessed to have had her in my family for so many years.

  3. Lola was the type of Christian that never wavered. She was a 100% Christian and I have always been happy to call her my friend. Her eyes have seen the glory of God now and as we go forth here on earth we will be watched over by her. She will be one of the brightest stars in God's Heaven.

  4. I offer my thanks for a life well lived and my deepest condolences and my prayers for her family.

  5. Im so sorry for your loss. She was loved by alot of people. Such a beautiful lady. Keep your memories close to your heart and she will be right with at all times. God Bless to you all.

  6. She was such a kind and caring person, and I am blessed to have known her. Mrs. Williams always made me feel like part of her family.

  7. Ms. Williams was one of the best teachers I ever had. She taught me when I was in elementary at Henderson many, many years ago. She was such a nice person and I'm so thankful and appreciative that she was my teacher. She touched my life. Such a kind and wonderful person.

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