M. L. (Spookie) Williams

Published 12:21 pm Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mr. M. L. (Spookie) Williams, 71, died Saturday morning August 20, 2016 at the Lawrence County Nursing Home in Monticello. Services for Mr. Williams were held on Tuesday August 24, 2016 at the Spring Hill M. B. Church, where Rev. Roy Thompson is the Pastor, with Rev. Jessie Holloway of Outreach Revival Church officiating. Interment was in the Galilee Church Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of all arrangements.

Mr. Williams was the son of the late Johnny “Buck” Williams and the late Geneva Williams of rural Jefferson Davis County. At an early age he joined the MT. Zion Church, and remained a member until he moved to Gulfport and united with the Christian Mission Church, where he was an active member until he joined the New Jerusalem Church. After returning to Prentiss in 1989, he joined the Galilee M. B. Church, where he remained a member until his death.

Mr. Williams was educated at the Oakley School in Jefferson Davis County, and worked a number jobs, including farmer, Pipeline employee, DeVeny Construction worker, Longshoreman, and operated his own lawn service business until his health failed. In his spare time Mr. Williams was a very active outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing and running dogs.

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Mr. Williams married the former Annie Sue Hill and to this union six children were born.

Mr. Williams’ survivors include his wife, Annie S. Williams of Prentiss; six sons, Charick Joseph, Christopher Hill, both of Prentiss, Kent (Desiree) Williams of Jackson, Eric (Dee Dee) Williams, Kevin (Amy) Williams, and Jeffry (Debra) Williams, both of Gulfport; two daughters, Angela Williams of Prentiss, Felicia Williams of Gulfport; three brothers, John S. (Diane) Williams, Elester (Ann) Williams, and Jerry Williams, all of Gulfport; five sisters, Ida Barnes, Debbie Williams, both of Prentiss, Carolyn Polk of Kenner, LA, Brenda Hickman and Eva Ball, both of Gulfport; two aunts, Rubia Hartzog of Prentiss, and Johnnie L. Magee of Gulfport; twenty-three grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.