The celebration of life for Bessie “Bess” Tucker Williams – our beloved mother, sister, grandmother and friend – age 78 of Monroe was held Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Monroe, Louisiana with Reverend Lynn Malone officiating. Visitation was from 1 p.m. until time of service. A family graveside service was held at Mulhearn Memorial Park under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe.
Mrs. Williams was born in Farmerville on October 11, 1935, and passed from this life into God’s loving embrace due to complications of diabetes on August 1, 2014. Mrs. Williams graduated salutatorian from Farmerville High School in 1954.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by: Her parents – Clifton L. “Punch” Tucker and Mattie Lee Odom Tucker; a brother, Bradley J. Tucker; her beloved son, Michael Richard Hicks; nephew Royal Mike Tucker, Jr.; and her spouse, William A. “Bill” Williams, whom she adored.
Survivors include: Her brothers, Royal Mike Tucker along with Herschel Van Tucker and wife Carolyn; children, John “Randy” R. Hicks and wife Jeanine and Connie D. Alexander and husband David; grandchildren – Amber Hennigan and husband Greg, Lee Hunter Hicks and wife Carol Ann, James Alexander, Olivia Alexander, William E. Alexander; plus great-grandchildren Sophia Hennigan, Samuel Hennigan, Atticus Hennigan and Kynslee Hicks.
“Receiving Christ” means believing in Him. Believing means through faith we will try to be more like him – humble, obedient, prayerful, compassionate, loving, kind, forgiving, trusting and patient. “He gives strength to the weary and increases power to the weak.” (Isaiah 40:29) We know that He is the everlasting God, The Creator and Sustainer. To God be the glory for all that He accomplishes through me.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Monroe.