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Lula Williams

December 5, 1932 — March 28, 2020


Lula Mae Williams was born on December 5, 1932 in Birdeye, Arkansas. She was the first child of eight to Tommy and Effie Mae Williams. Lula accepted Christ at an early age, and worshipped in a Baptist church.

Lula was smart, and as a teenager, was sent to St. Louis to attend a high school where she would be academically challenged. After graduation and returning to Birdeye, she met and married Wildridge ‘Hershel’ Williams. Hershel and Lula moved to Chicago where they began a life together.

In Chicago, Lula was a working wife, holding a job at Montgomery Ward. During their Chicago stay, Lula gave birth to two sons: Mark and Timothy, in 1960 and 1968, respectively. In 1980, Hershel and Lula relocated the family to the Atlanta area, where she worked in the Early Childhood Development program. Upon retirement in 2000, they settled in Paducah, KY, where they were able to enjoy travelling and playing with their grandchildren.

Lula made her transition on March 28, 2020 at approximately 9:00 pm.

She is proceeded in death by her parents, Effie Mae and Tommy, and brother, Clarence.

Lula leaves to cherish in her memory: husband Wildridge, sons Mark (Jesse) and Timothy, and three grandchildren, Jasmine, Justin and Jordan. Her surviving siblings include: Catherine, Tommie (Christine), Clifton, Charles (Lillie), Mack, Terry, and Kenneth (Donna). She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Lula will be most remembered for her delicious meals, sense of humor, friendship, and loving wife and mother.

Incompliance with the Kentucky Funeral Homes set forth by Governor Andy Beshear and  Kentucky Funeral Directors' Association services will be private.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Friday, April 3, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Washing Street Missionary Baptist Church

721 Washington St, Paducah, KY 42003

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Interment following funeral service

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