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Emma Lee WilliamsPassing: June 5, 2012


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday,Jun.8,2012, 10:00 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday,Jun.7,2012, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

09:00 am - 10:00 pm


Mitchell Cemetery


MITCHELL Emma Lee Williams, 89, passed away at 9:17 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Johnson Christian Village in Bedford.

Born January 7, 1923, in Shoals, she was the daughter of Ora W. and Millie (Sherrill) Shaw. She married Carl Wayne Williams April 11, 1944, and he preceded her in death August 22, 1991.

Emma Lee was a homemaker, member of the First Baptist Church, and a charter member of Woodville Baptist Church. She enjoyed sitting on her front porch, cooking for others and eating out with friends, travelling, and following the adventures of her children and grandchildren.

Surviving: son,
Timothy W. (Mary Wilcoxon) Williams, Mitchell
Nancy (Don) Caudell, Mitchell
Melissa (Jason) Wilcoxon, Santa Cruz, California
Matthew W. (Jenny) Caudell, Madison, Mississippi
Tyler S. (Laci) Caudell, Bloomington
great grandchildren,
Natalie Redding, Kalib Redding,
Wilson Caudell, Jacob Caudell, Jackson Caudell, Rhaegan Egli Caudell, Lilly Caudell, and Emma Caudell

Her parents; husband; brothers, Bonnie Lee Shaw, Lawrence Shaw, Leland Shaw, Clair Shaw, and Ora Clay Shaw; and sisters, Violetta Shaw, Fern Duncan, Ruth Mercer, Lettie Belle Little and Ethel Elizabeth “Betty” McCammon, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 8, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Rev. Bill Graham officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: First Baptist Church
Johnson Christian Village

Condolences may be sent to the family at chastainfuneralhome.com

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13 Guest Comments

    Date: June 10, 2012
  2. Guest: sondra pennington piper | bedford, IN
    Date: June 8, 2012
    So sorry I couldn't make it to the funeral home. I always enjoyed visiting wth your mother when she was pt in hospital or other places.
  3. Guest: Suzie Leatherman | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 8, 2012
    Nancy & Tim, I have many good memories of your mom. She was a really classy lady with a heart of gold. She will be missed by all who knew her. Cherish all your good times and memories and she will be with you always.
  4. Guest: Melissa Wilcoxon | Santa Cruz, CA
    Date: June 8, 2012
    As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. I am so grateful to have spent time with my mama a week before her passing.
  5. Guest: Julie Fortner Critchfield | Huntingburg, IN
    Date: June 7, 2012
    Dear Nancy, So sorry for your loss. Such sweet memories from my childhood at Woodville of your mother and father, both true witnesses to the love of Christ. Always a smile, always kindness and a gentle spirit about them both. What a difference they made in so many lives. Looking forward to seeing them both again someday.
  6. Guest: Kathy & Paul Stroud | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 7, 2012
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the families...such a loss to so many...Ruth Matthew also sends her condolences..
  7. Guest: Linda and John Gass | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 6, 2012
    We remember Emma Lee as a beautiful older lady with a perfect hair style and warm, friendly manner. She shared her porch for Festival Parade watchers, her time with friends, and her heart with her beloved children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was tremendously loved, and will be tremendously missed. Love to Nancy and Don. Linda and John Gass
  8. Guest: Donna Moffitt | Bedford, IN
    Date: June 6, 2012
    Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. Such precious memories we have of our mothers. Prayers to you and yours. Donna
  9. Guest: Kathy Norman | Bedford, IN
    Date: June 6, 2012
    Nancy, I didn't know your Mom but I know she was a very special lady because she raised a very special daughter. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.
  10. Guest: Kay Williams | Bloomington, IN
    Date: June 6, 2012
    Nancy and Tim I hope you know how sorry I am for you in your time of sorrow. I will miss my visits with your mom. I wish I could tell you it will get easier, but in truth each day passing makes you miss them more. Cherish the memories. May God embrace you and your families and bring you comfort.
  11. Guest: Debbie (Fortner) Elkins | Williams, IN
    Date: June 6, 2012
    Nancy and Tim, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I will always remember her smile and her sense of humor. I loved her. She was one of my favorite people. She will be missed. You will be in my prayers. Love Debbie
  12. Guest: Roy & June Lamb | Bedford, IN
    Date: June 5, 2012
    Just visited her 2 weeks ago. She was a sweet lady, she will be missed.
  13. Guest: Karin May Dobson | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 5, 2012
    To the family of Emma you have a every special lady,she was always a friend to me I love her like my Mom. You all are in my prayers. Love ya Emma. Karin