Williams, florence

0625_obit_sanderswilliams_florence_web_20080626.jpgBEMENT – Florence Sanders Williams, 91, entered into
eternity with her Lord and Saviour at 6:07 p.m. on June 23 at the
Bement Healthcare Center, Bement, Ill.

A lifelong resident of St. Joseph and Urbana, she later lived
with her daughter and son-in-law, Dan and Carol Mullis, in White

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at the
First Baptist Church of Champaign at Savoy,0 with visitation one
hour before the service.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana.

Renner-Wikoff of Urbana is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Williams was born Florence Helen Parsons on Feb. 12, 1917,
in Fithian, Illinois, the daughter of Stephen Bailey and Delola
Taylor Parsons.

She married Kenneth Sanders on July 13, 1935, at the Church of
Christ in St. Joseph.

She later married Joseph Williams at the First Christian Church
in Champaign on June 20, 1974.

Florence is survived by her daughters, Janet (Bill) Sanders
Manning of Champaign and Carol (Dan) Sanders Mullis of White Heath;
two grandsons, Jeffrey Manning of Urbana and Matthew (Claire)
Mullis of Homer; and great-granddaughter, Olivia Claire Mullis; as
well as a stepdaughter, Joyce Williams Remesch; and stepson, Joe
Burton Williams.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, four
brothers and three sisters.

Florence was a member of the First Baptist Church of Champaign
at Savoy.

In her earlier years, she was an active member of the Church of
Christ in St. Joseph, where she served as a Sunday school teacher
for many years.

She was a charter member of the St. Joseph Evening Women’s
Club, a past president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union,
and a past president of the Florida House Association in Urbana.
She was a sales associate for Robeson’s Department Store in
Champaign for 20 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bement
Healthcare Center or the First Baptist Church of Champaign at

Published in The News-Gazette on 6/26/2008.

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