OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
8th and Vine, P.O. Box 249, Conway, AR
Published: December 5, 2012
Mrs. Wilodean Williams of Vilonia took her journey to her heavenly home with her Lord and Savior Monday, December 3, 2012. Wilodean was known to her loved ones and close friends as Nanny Williams. She was born to Taylor and Cora Henson McKaskle on January 27,1925 in Greenbrier, Arkansas.
Wilodean was married at the age of 15 to Rev. Max Williams for 42 years. During their life together she was faithful to support him as they served together in spreading the gospel and establishing Baptist churches in the local area. Wilodean and her husband also owned and operated Max's Renuit Shop in Conway. She worked there 30 years refinishing and building furniture for many individuals in Faulkner County. Soon after she was widowed in 1982, she closed her shop and moved to Vilonia to live close to her family. During her retirement years, she enjoyed her life and she was especially happy to have the opportunity to assist in caring for her four great grandsons. Spending time with her family was one of her greatest joys. Wilodean extended a hand of kindness to everyone she met, and was a true servant to her family and Lord.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rev. Max Williams; great-grandson, Charlie Roller; four brothers and one sister, Gene McKaskle, Thurman McKaskle, Cleo McKaskle, Melvin McKaskle, and Darlene Hankins. She is survived by one son: Howard Williams and wife Charlotte, two granddaughters: Sherry Roller and husband Jim, Cathy Riggins and husband, Dennis all of Vilonia. Grandchildren: Chad Roller and wife Laci, Josh Riggins and wife Heather, Heath Riggins, Julie Roller Maxwell and husband Sean and daughter Kate. Sister: Betty Parker and husband Paul, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Vilonia, with Pastor Dr. John Hamby and Bro. Paul Parker officiating. Interment will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park with Chad Roller, Josh Riggins, Heath Riggins, Dennis Riggins, Jim Roller, Larry Lawrence, and Terry Lawrence serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. 501-327-7727.
Wilodean was a faithful member of Vilonia First Baptist Church and also enjoyed attending her ladies Sunday school class where they worked to serve others in need. The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mary and Martha Ladies Sunday School Class in care of Vilonia First Baptist Church.