Erretta Williams

Erretta Williams

Erretta T. Williams, 85, of Pine Bluff, passed away on March 17, 2016 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

She was a glass production worker, a waitress and member of Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

Mrs. Williams was loving wife, mother, grandmother and a mother figure to many others, always giving unselfishly. She was the cook for 35 Hunting Club for many years and was a strong cheerleader for all of the volunteer firefighters of Jefferson County. She was a kind, gentle spirit who loved everyone and will be truly missed by her family and friends.

She was born February 17, 1931 in Joplin, Missouri and was the daughter of the late Carl H. Tate and Grace E. King Tate.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd A. Williams; a brother, John McCall; and two sisters, Lucille Andrews and Ethel Porter.

Survivors include her daughter, Ethany Perkins and husband Robert, who was like the son she never had; one grandson, Robert Joseph Perkins of Pine Bluff; one granddaughter, Ethany Briana Perkins of Pine Bluff; three stepsons, Steve Williams of California, James Williams of Rison and Ronnie Williams of Monticello; one step-daughter, Vickie Clemmer of Oklahoma; and many other children by choice.

Funeral service will be held on March 20 at 2 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to service time.