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Rites held for Leota Williams

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Graveside services for Leota Perlie Williams, 82, of Allen were 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 21 st , at the Coleman Cemetery; Rev. Steve Wilburn officiated.

Mrs. Williams went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 17, 2020. She was born February 10, 1938 in Oklahoma City, OK to George and Julia Ann Merrell Kirkwood. She graduated from Franklin High School in Oklahoma City.

On June 5, 1954, she married Gene Williams at the West Main Assembly of God Church in Oklahoma City. In 1972, they moved the family to Allen. Leota earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services from East Central University in 1980. She was a member of Phi Beta Lambda Chapter. Leota was employed by the Chickasaw Nation for numerous years, later she became a homemaker.

Leota enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading, shopping and watching western shows on loud. Leota most of all loved going to church, teaching Sunday School, and singing with her husband at nursing homes and gospel singings. She was a proud citizen of the Choctaw Nation.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas Williams, of the home, Timothy Williams, Ada and Paul Williams, Allen; a grandchild she reared, LaTonia Orphan, Byng; 13 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren; five greatgreat grandchildren; and a large extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years; her parents; three sisters; four daughters, Wakeitha Williams, LaJuana Ledbetter, Loeta Stick and Jean Ann Tiger; and three grandsons, Charles Stick, Anthony Williams and Narcisse Alexander.

Bearers were Thomas Williams, Timothy Williams, Paul Williams, Jacob Williams, Ray Orphan and Roddrik Orphan.