Willie Mae Williams was born May 13, 1927, to JR (Jack) and Leta Pearl Luton, in the farming community of Dean Dale, Texas. Willie Mae and her family moved to McCamey, Texas in 1929, at the age of two during the Great Depression. In October 1939 the family moved to Denver City, Texas, where she had a loving, special childhood. It was there that she called home. She attended High School there where she met her High School sweetheart, Gene Williams. She then graduated with honors and a 4.08 GPA, as well as receiving several awards in science. From there she attended Texas State College, majoring in Chemistry. During her time in college, she became engaged to Gene, the love of her life. Willie Mae and Gene were married October 13, 1946, and shared two children, Rodney, and Cherie. Willie Mae was active in the Methodist church, where she taught Sunday School and Bible School. She was President of the Women’s Society of Christian Service and was very active in her children’s lives. She was a Cub Scout and Brownie mom, President of the PTA, and life member of the Texas Congress of PTA. Willie Mae, Gene and their children moved to Hobbs, New Mexico in 1961. There she learned several aspects of Dentistry, from Dr. David D’Alise. Afterward, she became employed by Dr. Burrell Tucker. She retired in 2017 after 39 years at the age of 90. Willie Mae loved writing poetry and scrapbooking, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was a precious, loving gift to everyone she came into contact with. Willie Mae was led through life by her love of the Lord, which radiated throughout her inside and out.
Willie Mae is survived by:
One daughter of the home Cherie Dennis, daughter-in-law Barbara Williams of College Station, Texas, sister-in-law Edith Holder of Wichita Falls, Texas, five grandsons, Randy Craig (Jaime) of Midland, Texas, Brad Craig (Michele) of Lubbock, Texas, Michael Williams (Meggan) of College Station, Texas, Mark Williams (Melissa) of San Antonio, Texas, Jason Williams (Jennifer) of Weatherford, Texas, six great- grandchildren, Kaylee Murk (James) of Hobbs, New Mexico, Kenzie Craig (David) of Hobbs, New Mexico, Kimber Craig of Lubbock, Texas, Ashlyn Craig of Lubbock, Texas, Kariss Craig of Midland, Texas, Hudson Craig of Midland, Texas, MJ Williams of College Station Texas, Rodney Williams of College Station, Texas, Skye Williams of College Station, Texas, 5 great-great-grandchildren, Brinlee Murk of Hobbs, New Mexico, Brielle Craig of Hobbs, New Mexico, Enslee Murk of Hobbs, New Mexico, Jaxon Craig of Hobbs, New Mexico, and Zoey Amaya of Hobbs, New Mexico, two nieces, Shelli Rainbolt (Cary) of Lubbock, Texas, and Sharron Davis (Mike) of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Willie Mae is proceeded in death by husband Gene Williams, son Rodney Williams, father JR (Jack) Luton, mother Leta Pearl Luton, brother Jackie Luton, and niece Janet Luton.