Lahoma Waters Williams 80, of Worthington Springs passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville with her family by her side. She was born on June 15, 1935 in Union County, Florida, being a lifelong resident of the county. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Thomas H. Waters, Jr. and Lucille Douglas Waters. She was preceded in death by her son James "Jame" Williams. She graduated from Union County High School, was a member of Sardis Baptist Church, former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and United Daughters of the Confederacy- Lake City Chapters. Lahoma was a wonderful southern cook, baker, and candy maker. She was a talented seamstress and could make anything from curtains to wedding gowns; in her later years she enjoyed crocheting. When she had the opportunity she loved to travel and attended the ballet and opera with friends. She was a kind person; who had good things to say about others and would help a friend in need. Lahoma dearly loved children and cared for her grandchildren and numerous other children throughout the community.
Mrs. Williams is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years Henry James Williams; daughters Nedra (James) Horton of Lake Butler and Martha Williams of Jacksonville. Son Bernard Williams of Worthington Springs. Nephew Joseph (Shelli) Williams of Jessup, Ga. Brother Thomas (Betty Jo) Waters of Callahan.
Grandchildren Justin (Trevis) Williams, Allison (Kevin) Hilliard, Micaela (Glenn) Cannon, Arielle (Matt) Schmitt, and Whitney Horton. 13 Great Grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 29, at 11:00 am at Sardis Baptist Church, Worthington Springs with Rev. James Blair, Rev. Paul O'Steen, and Rev. Rudy Williams. Visitation will be held Thursday evening at 6 to 8 pm at Archer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elzey Chapel Cemetery under the care of Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler. 386-496-2008
Flowers are welcomed and memorial contributions to Sardis Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 60 Worthington Springs, Fl 32697 are appreciated.
Elzey Chapel Cemetery
Lake Butler, FL, 32054