August 13, 1935 - November 10, 2021
Lois Louise (Tanner) Williams By the time you read this, I will have joined my many friends and family in Heaven as Jesus has come after me at 1:11 a.m. (I always was a night owl) on November 10, 2021. I was born Lois Louise Tanner on August 13,1935 in Hartford, Arkansas. My father was Alford Clayton Tanner, and my mother was Hazel Amy Cleta Dorothy Rosebud May (Anthony) Tanner. I had two brothers, Jim and wife Carol Tanner, the late Rodney and wife Jane Tanner and one sister Karen and her husband the late Mandell Matheson. I lived in many different places growing up, most notably Oklahoma City and Enid Oklahoma. Graduating from Enid High School in 1953. I furthered my education through Oklahoma Baptist University for a time. I worked for several different companies, doing different types of things, there was the Coring Ware Company and Figley & Salz, an insurance company, but I made a career out of working for Oklahoma Gas and Electric, starting out in Woodward, Oklahoma. After 30 years and 7 months I retired while living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. At the conclusion of my career, I was a Clerk II in Payment and Processing.. A brief marriage, at a very young age, blessed me with three beloved children, a girl, a boy, and a girl. All three have survived me, Cindee L (Scheffe) Stephens of Woodward, Oklahoma, Gregory L and wife Michele Scheffe, of Edmond, Oklahoma and Sheri L (Scheffe) and husband Edwin McCombs, of Independence, Missouri. In 1970 I met and fell in love with Vernon Leslie Williams. We were married on May 1,1970 and shared a wonderful life. Our marriage brought me two Stepdaughters: Sarian and husband Gary Grider, Newalla, Oklahoma and Miriam Williams, Demotte, Indiana. Vernon and I were together just short of 40 years until his death in 2010. My grandchildren were my pride and joy, all eight of them. Ms. Heather Halford, Ms. Amy Nickels, Rev. Charles and wife Stefanie Scheffe, Emily McCombs, Andrew Scheffe, Clayton McCombs, Annie (Scheffe) and husband Rev. Sean Corser and Christopher Stephens. The list just keeps on going with my ten great-grandchildren, David and his twin brothers, Eric, and Aaron YellowEagle, Keira Nickels, Addisyn Scheffe, Nalay Connolly, Kaden Cowdrey, Londyn Scheffe, Catherine Corser and William Corser. Then there are the great-great grandchildren Julian YellowEagle and David YellowEagle. I loved being involved in the lives of my kids, their kids and their kids kids. It was always very important to me to share the love of Jesus with all my family. My deepest regret is not getting to know your babies. But whether you called me Grandma, Nannie, Nanny Lou or Great Nannie Williams you all have a special place in my Heart. God gifted me with a compassionate countenance. Caring for others was my passion. My church home and church family were always very important to me. Maybe because I was a Music Ministers child, I was always involved in my church home whether it was Woodward’s First Baptist Church or the last place I called my church home, Southern Hills Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, I served in, taught bible stories, sang in their music ministries and rocked babies in the nursery. Don’t tell the pastor but we loved to play cards. Groups of my church friends would get together two or three times a week to interact, and fellowship. This was one of my favorite past times. I also loved to travel. Vernon and I made several trips to Hawaii, we took an Alaskan Cruise. We visited places all across the United State. We even got to go to China with a People to People exchange tour when that country was just beginning to open back up. My favorite holidays were the ones when I could get all of my family and their families together, usually around Christmas. Our gatherings became referred to as the Williams Family Christmas. They were always well attended. Many of my closest family members have preceded me in death. My Mom and Dad, My husband Vernon. My Brother Rodney, my sister’s husband Mandell Matheson, my daughter’s husband David, and a granddaughter Caroline Scheffe. My funeral arrangements are being handled by Crawford Funeral Home in Edmond, Oklahoma. Services are scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. In the past few years, I was supported and assisted by some special people and the services they provide. In lieu of Flowers that will eventually wither and die I would love it if you would make donations to at least one of these three organizations: 1) The Church of Estrella, Pastor Rev. Charles Scheffe; to my dear friend Chaplain Cathy Tisher’s Called to Care organization; and finally, Traditions Health of Oklahoma (a Hospice care provider). Crawford Funeral Home will be happy to provide the contact information for each of these deserving ministries. To my family and all the rest of you that time and space doesn’t allow for me to list, I Love You All from the depths of my Soul. If you don’t already have a relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I say to you that I hope that you will so that I can see you again as we worship at the feet of God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and The Holy Spirit. P.S. my service will be live streamed by Crawford, check back here on the day of services.
Lois Louise (Tanner) Williams By the time you read this, I will have joined my many friends and family in Heaven as Jesus has come after me at 1:11 a.m. (I always was a night owl) on November 10, 2021. I was born Lois Louise Tanner on August... View Obituary & Service Information
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