Jessie P. Williams, 86, of Grayville, Illinois, died Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehabilitation in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. She was born October 23, 1931, in Grayville, the daughter of Gilbert and Hope (Goldman) Aborn. She was a homemaker and was married to Richard F. “Fudd” Williams on October 23, 1951, and he preceded her in death on April 21, 2015.
Jessie was a member of the First Christian Church in Grayville. She enjoyed playing cards, arts and crafts, quilting, embroidering, working in her yard and gardening. Her biggest joy was her family.
Survivors include sons Richard (Peggy) Williams of Robinson, Illinois, Jay (Cherry) Williams of Albion, Illinois; sisters Toni Andry of Paoli, Indiana, Amanta Williams of Jasper, Indiana, Roberta Mayes of Albion; grandchildren Stacie Williams, Lori Goble, Sarah Arnone, Ashlie Gaddis, Jason Williams, Elysia Williams; great grandchildren Kelcie Yager, Amanda May Yager, Dave Goble, Jeffrey Goble, Jackson Goble, Mason Arnone, Peighton Arnone, Morgan Gaddis, Jacob Collard Williams, Kairi Williams.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Harlan and George Aborn; and sister Barbara “Toots” Campbell.
In keeping with her wishes, Jessie’s remains were cremated. Visitation and memorial service are Thursday, May 3, 2018, at First Christian Church in Grayville. Visitation is at 1 pm and service is at 3 pm.
Memorials may be made to Grayville First Christian Church and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Arrangements are by Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville.