Viola Bell Jennings McQueen Williams
Published: October 02, 2012 - 10:00am by Russ McKee
Funeral services for Viola Bell Jennings McQueen Williams, of Brownfield, will be held at the First Christian Church in Brownfield, on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 2pm. Officiating will be Rev. Mike Click associate pastor of the First Christian Church in Brownfield, and Bob Reynolds retired minister of the Brownfield Church of Christ.
Viola Bell McQueen Williams departed this life to be with her Savior on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 7:15am. Viola was born November 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 daughterís Shirley Cravey of Imperial, NE 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-lay Ervin Wren Cravey, and all of her siblings totaling thirteen.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home in Brownfield. Family visitation will be held at 5pm to 7pm on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the Brownfield Funeral Home. If so desired, memorial may be made to First Christian Church, P.O. Box 847, Brownfield, Texas 79316.
Violaís family would like to thank all the wonderful people who came to see her when she was so sick. We also want to thank all the caregivers at the Brownfield Rehab and Care Center who took great care of mom for almost 5 years, and Lynn DeLong with Hospice who was also a blessing from God. These people are truly Godís Angels. The care and love that was shown to mom and her family during this time was appreciated more than anyone will ever know.
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