Merrell Laverne Williams (Riley), age 84, was born on Jan. 23, 1928, and passed away on Aug. 3, 2012.
She is survived by daughters, Johnnie Fronterhouse of Wylie and Janette George of Carolina Beach, N.C.; one son, James M. Williams Jr. of Amarillo; two sisters, Alveda Grice and Vicki Riley, both of Amarillo; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James M. Williams Sr.; one son, Billy Williams; and one daughter, Jaqueline Williams.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Allen Funeral Home in Wylie.
Arrangements were under the direction of Allen Funeral Home of Wylie.