Juanita Louise (Denton) Williams 1934 – 2012 Born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, died in Sulphur Springs, Texas from complications of Addison's disease following a long and courageous battle, leaving a loving family. Husband, Donald Williams, children, Leslie Patterson and Bill, Jeffrey Williams and Dawn, Kenneth Williams and Roxanne, and Greg and Susie Lu; grandchildren, Jonathan, Jennie and Andrew Patterson, Keith, Scott and Luke Williams, Jennifer and Jasmine Lu, and Alec Jamar; sisters, Willie Ash, Willean and husband Le Hornbeck, brother Neely Denton and wife Nancy; sisters in law, Cynthia and husband Mike Haynsworth, and Yvonne Denton. She loved her numerous relatives, nieces, nephews, cousins and their children.
Preceded in death by parents, Willard Denton, Sr., and Beulah May Hackett Denton, of Thayer, Missouri, and brothers, Willard Jr., and Charles.
Juanita was a life long member of the Baptist Church. She lived in Thayer, Missouri throughout high school, became a journeyman typesetter until moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1954. An adventuresome woman, she drove alone to Alaska from Oklahoma over the Alcan Highway in 1955 where she met Donald and with him established their first home, returning in 1968 to assist in managing the family business while raising their children. Subsequently, she was employed by Baylor College of Dentistry until retiring to Sulphur Springs where she and Don lived on the family farm. Juanita's family and many friends remember an angel of light -- a loving woman of kindness, wisdom, compassion, and generosity who lived an exemplary Christian life, always putting Donald and her children ahead of every other interest.
Visitation from 5 pm to 7, Tuesday, April 10, at West Oaks Funeral Home, 500 S. Hillcrest Drive, Sulphur Springs. Memorial service at Central Baptist Church, Wednesday, April 11, 2pm, 840 Connally St., Sulphur Springs.
The family is requesting memorials be made in lieu of flowers to the National Adrenal Diseases Foundation, www.nadf.us
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.