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Viola Williams - October 18, 2012


Viola Bell McQueen Williams departed this life to be with her Savior on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at 7:15 a.m.
Viola was born Nov. 11, 1917, in Voss, Texas, to Oliver Jessie Jennings and Maggie Ada Ford Jennings. She lived most of her life on the farm, helping her husband with farming, sewing, cooking, quilting, gardening and raising their four children.
After she lost her first husband, Thomas Jefferson (Jeff) McQueen in 1963, she attended nursing school and worked as a LVN for 21 years at the Brownfield Regional Medical Center.
She retired from nursing in December of 1982, and married Archie Mell Williams July 3, 1983, and they resided in Brownfield, Texas.
Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Cravey of Imperial, Neb. and Betty Bullard and husband, Bobby, of Brownfield; son, Oliver McQueen of Levelland; eight grandchildren; nine great granddaughters; five great grandsons; two great-great grandsons; and one great-great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver Jessie Jennings and Maggie Ada Ford Jennings; her first husband, Thomas Jefferson (Jeff) McQueen; her second husband, Archie Mell Williams; her oldest son, Howard Doyle McQueen; one son-in-law, Ervin Wren Cravey; and all of her siblings totaling 13.
Funeral services for Viola Bell Jennings McQueen Williams, of Brownfield, Texas, were held at the First Christian Church in Brownfield, on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at 2 p.m. Officiating was Rev. Mike Click, associate pastor of the First Christian Church in Brownfield, and Bob Reynolds, retired minister of the Brownfield Church of Christ.
If so desired, memorials may be made to First Christian Church, P.O. Box 847, Brownfield, Texas 79316.
Arrangements were under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home in Brownfield.