Minnie Lee McWilliams
Minnie Lee McWilliams
The angelic hosts came for Mrs. Minnie Lee McWilliams, 94, on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at her Teague residence among loving family and devoted friends. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street in Teague. Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Fred Lampkin, Pastor of Path of Righteousness Ministries, in Dallas, will officiate. Interment will follow at Lincoln Cemetery in Dallas.
On Nov. 12, 1919, a baby girl was born to Robert and Azalee (Boot) Jones Williams and they named her Minnie Lee. She was the second child of two children.
She was raised in Teague and received her education from Booker T. Washington High School, in Teague. Minnie Lee attended St. Paul Church of God In Christ, in Teague, while the Elder McCarthey was pastor.
On Sept. 3, 1936, Minnie gave birth to a baby girl, whom she named Sallie Joe. She moved to Dallas and lived there for 65 years.
Minnie Lee married S.M. McWilliams and they lived in Dallas. He preceded her in death.
She enjoyed automobile rides, watching TV soap operas, cooking and sewing.
On Dec. 25, 2013, in the home of her daughter, Sallie Joe, Minnie was released from all pain. She was surrounded by her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, S.M. McWilliams; her sister Norine "Jane" Williams; and her grandson William Curtis Wiley.
Those left to cherish her memory most are her daughter, Sallie Joe Wiley and husband, the Rev. C.J. Wiley, of Teague; her brother Robert Williams Jr., of Texas City; her brother-in-law Clifford McWilliams and wife, of Houston; her sisters-in-law, Clorine Brewer, of Texarkana, Bernice McWilliams, of Dallas, and Hazel McWilliams, of Ft. Worth; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, family, and friends.
Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home will be serving the McWilliams family. Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook and light a candle.