Kyla Shay Williams, 50, of Monroe, Louisiana, passed away on her birthday, Sunday, June 19, 2022, at the Willis Knighton North Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.

She was born in Little Rock to her parents, Keith, and Barbara Gifford of Crossett.

She was a graduate of Crossett High School and a member of Beech Street Baptist Church.

Kyla was a beautician for more than 30 years, the last 25 at the “Shear Success” Shop in Monroe. She loved her career and the numerous friends and clients she had accumulated. She was outgoing, independent, and determined and worked extremely hard at her job, even while experiencing her own pain and sickness.

Kyla was selfless, always willing to go the extra mile for anyone in need and enjoyed spending her free time reading books, watching movies, and hanging out with her beloved fur babies.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Oreece and Lavon Higginbotham, Carl Gifford, and Bernice Kelley.

She leaves behind her parents, Keith and Barbara Gifford of Crossett; a sister, Kacie Gifford of Crossett; a special sister friend, Kecia Audirsch, of Monroe, Louisiana; two nephews, Jacob Meeks (Evie), and Landon Meeks, both of Crossett; one niece, Ashley Barentine (Charles) of Monroe, Louisiana; and five great nieces.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 25, at 2 p.m. at Beech Street Baptist Church, 500 Beech St., in Crossett, with Pastor Donnie Dubose, officiating.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.

Services entrusted to Medders Funeral Home.