Mary Louise Williams

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Mary Louise Williams, 74, of Manila, passed from this life Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. The daughter of the late Walter Scott and Ollie Mae Rogers Williams, Mary was a lifelong resident of Manila and a 1965 graduate of Manila High School.  After working in area factories she worked several years as a door greeter at Walmart.  An avid reader, Mary also enjoyed attending church. She was a member of Soul's Harbour Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church in Manila. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Melissa Williams; brother, "Buddy" Williams; sister, Geraldine Dillard; and a beloved niece, Tammy Carter.

She is survived by two great-nephews, Jonathan Edwards (Diana) of Callaway, Maryland and Chase Edwards of Caraway.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Rev. David Fair officiating. Burial will follow in the Manila Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 1 p.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Friends may sign the online guest register at