Aretha Reeves Williams, 73, was born May 21, 1949 to the late Andrew Reeves and Irene Bradford Reeves in Crocketts Bluff, Arkansas. She transitioned from this life on April 3, 2023 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family.
She attended Immanuel Schools. She was united into holy matrimony to Lee Williams, Sr. for forty-seven years, and to this union four children were born.
Aretha confessed her faith in Christ at an early age at Poplar Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Crocketts Bluff, AR, under the leadership of Reverend James Anderson. She later joined Holy Benton Temple Church of God in Christ in Stuttgart, Arkansas, under the leadership of Superintendent Lawrence C. O'Neal where she remained until the Lord called her home.
Aretha was a very soft spoken, kind-hearted woman of God who enjoyed reading the Bible and giving the Lord her time before her day started. She loved the Lord. She also enjoyed cooking, fishing, collecting salt & pepper shakers, cookouts with family, babysitting children, and shopping. She was well-known for her famous homemade chocolate pies, coconut cakes and her homemade vanilla ice cream.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters Winnie Reeves Covington and Rena Mae Reeves; six brothers Robert Sheard, Johnnie Sheard, Henry Reeves, Edward Reeves, Willie Reeves, and Jimmy Reeves; and her mother-in-law Winnie Williams.
Aretha leaves to cherish her memories her husband Lee Williams, Sr.; two sons Lee Williams, Jr. and Carl (Stephanie) Williams; two daughters Rose Williams (Robert) and Michelle Williams; ten special grandchildren Ashley Williams, Jontae Williams, Andrea Williams, Aalia Williams, ShaTatyana Clark, Nakia (Michael) Ticey, Aaron (Rachel), Teona Bell, Tavio Bell and Derrick London; fourteen special great-grandchildren Trikendra, Deltori, J'yrin, Keirsten, Serenity, Davion, DaQuan, Dariyan, Dyzariah, Laila, Kenzie, Londyn, Jerzi, and Harmony; two sisters Guianna (Charles) Hall and Cindy Robinson; four brothers Arthur Reeves, Forrest Reeves, Sammy Reeves and Elma (Jennifer) Reeves; a special aunt Alberta Thompson; a special uncle Lester (Izola) Bradford; a special cousin Brenda Ward Smith; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, other relatives, friends; and her special pet "Mr. Turtle".
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