Retha Jean (Baker) WilliamsCrosses, AR, 1942 - 2019
Retha Jean (Baker) Williams, 77, of Crosses, Ark. passed away September 9, 2019 in Fayetteville. She was born June 30, 1942 in Delaney, Ark. to Ben and Ethel Briscoe Baker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Ethel Briscoe Baker; a sister, Hazel (Baker) Hollingsworth; a brother, Carl Baker; and a daughter, Carla Jean (Williams) Simmons.
Jean was a member of the Church of Christ. She loved the Lord, her family and the outdoors. She created many beautiful memories with her family and closest friends while camping, fishing and riding through the woods enjoying all that nature has to offer. Jean was a hard worker. She had many labors of love including quilting, gardening and tending to her flowers.
She is survived by her husband, Harold Williams of the home; two daughters, Janet (Williams) Ploudre of Crosses and Gina Williams and husband, David of Crosses; a brother, Rex Baker and wife, Karen of Elkins; a sister, Betty Brookes of Springdale; six granddaughters, Brooke Lynn (Simmons) Gipson of Bryant, Ark., Sara Jean (Ploudre) Kimbel of Elkins, Paisley Lynn Ploudre of Fayetteville, Reese Anna Williams, Ivy Rayne Williams and Wryn Avinlee Wiliams, all of Crosses; and two great-grandsons, McCoy David Kimbel of Elkins and Elliott William Gipson of Bryant, Ark.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Beard's Chapel in Fayetteville. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Beard's Chapel. Interment will follow in Ledbetter Cemetery in Madison County under the direction of Beard's Chapel. Condolences at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
Published September 11, 2019
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Beards Funeral Chapel
855 S. Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, AR