Johnnie Lee Flowers Williams

Monday, March 18, 2013

Johnnie Lee Flowers Williams was born Jan. 8, 1954, in Cruger, Miss., to Mr. Nathaniel Suggs and Mrs. Virgie Lee Suggs. She was the oldest of 10 girls.

She was preceded in death by her father, two aunts, five uncles and one niece, Natalie Rayford.

She accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age in Manila, Ark. She attended the Manila Public School System. Johnnie later moved to Chicago, Ill., where she met and married the love of her life, M.C. Williams. To this union one son was born, who she loved and cherished dearly. She later moved to Shaw, Miss., in 1997, where she and her family united with the Mt. Tabor M.B. Church under the leadership of Dr. C.W. Ray. She served as an usher and Sunday School teacher until her health failed. She was a domestic worker and an excellent chef.

Johnnie departed this life for a better home on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 4 p.m. at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland, Miss.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories her beloved husband of 26 years, M.C. Williams of Shaw, Miss.; her mother, Virgie Lee Suggs of Manila; a son Michael Chad Williams (fiancee, Tiffany) of Shaw, Miss.; four stepsons, Bruce Williams (Judy) of Augusta, Ga., Mark Williams of Chicago, Ill., Kevin Williams of Indianapolis, Ind., and Darrien Robinson (Stella) of Longview, Texas; one step-daughter, Sharon Williams of Chicago, Ill.; nine sisters, Caffie Suggs, Robin Suggs, Mavis Suggs, Renee Suggs and Helen Suggs of Manila, Shellie Rayford and Tina James of Osceola; Mildred McLauren (Lennie) of Blytheville, and Christina Lopez (Lupe) of Paragould; two uncles James Edward Boose and Robert Boose of Chicago, Ill.; six sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law; one godson Roderick Davis, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.