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Phyllis Eason Williams

February 14, 1951 December 14, 2020
Phyllis Eason Williams
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Phyllis Eason Williams, known to most as “Honey,” went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 14th, 2020. She was surrounded by her husband of 47 years, and their children.

Born in Jackson, MS. on February 14th, 1951, she had many fond memories growing up on Rio Street with her cousins, and spending time with her grandparents, whom she adored.

She met her first husband, Paul Phillips, at Briarwood Methodist Church. While they were stationed in Germany, Paul was tragically killed during a training accident. Honey and her first born son, David, came back to the United States to reside in Jackson, MS. In 1972, Honey met and married her loving husband, Steve Williams.

Steve and Phyllis moved to Clinton, MS. Where they raised their 4 children and were involved in many aspects of the community. They attended Morrison Heights Baptist Church, where they were active members for 37 years and members of the Bill Durr Sunday School class, a group of special people that remain close to this day. After moving to Brandon, MS., they joined Pinelake Church, Reservoir Campus.

Honey’s first priority was being involved in her children’s lives, both at school and church. She spent years teaching Vacation Bible School, being on church and school decorating committees, active in the PTA, Sports Boosters, and any other organization that her children were involved in.

She had a zest for life, a love for entertaining, and hosting parties. She had a gift of hospitality and a flare for making any occasion special! Her home was always open to her children’s friends, and her friends alike. Although Honey loved her children dearly, the apple of her eye were her ten grandchildren – ages 7 to 24. If you knew Honey, you heard her talk about them to anyone she met! She talked to them about her Faith and what she imagined heaven would be like. She always told her grandchildren, the first thing she was going to do when she got to Heaven was swim in the River of Life.

With all of her many church and school activities, she also enjoyed being involved in many clubs around the Jackson area. High Noon, Daughters of the American Revolution (Rebecca Cravat Chapter), Pleiades, Monday Club and Clinton Birthday Group, just to name a few. She thoroughly enjoyed meeting her coffee group at Cups daily! One of the most important things to Honey was fellowship with others, being involved and holding leadership positions in many different organizations!

A prayer that her husband shared with the family over Thanksgiving, “One of the most amazing gifts in life is to find someone who knows all your flaws, differences, mistakes, shortcomings, yet still loves everything about you. I found that person. The Bible says “An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not harm all the days of her life”

Along with many close family and friends, Honey is survived by her loving husband Steve Williams, of Brandon, MS., and her children, David Williams (Maria) of Dallas, TX., Jennifer Black (Stevan) of West Point, MS., Jimbo Williams (Mary) of Brookhaven, MS., Rebecca Penton (Phil) of Brandon, MS., her grandchildren, Hannah Claire Williams, of Dallas, TX., Eason, Lilly Grace and Sara Jennings Black of West Point, MS., Walker, Markham and Lucy Williams of Brookhaven, MS., Reed, Wills and Gates Penton, of Brandon, MS., her siblings, Wayne Eason (Tammy) of Meridian, MS., Steve Newell (Bebe) of Pinola, MS., and sister, Ellen Eason Chauvin (John) of New Iberia, LA. Honey is also survived by her sister-in-law, Susan Sacca of Flowood, MS., brother-in-law Joe Perry Williams (Cookie) of Austin, TX, and many other special nieces and nephews.

Due to the current pandemic restrictions, a celebration of life will be planned at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Stewpot Community Services, P.O. Box 3610, Jackson, MS. 39207 or by visiting www.stewpot.org, where Honey and her family loved serving those in need.

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Stewpot Community Services Post Office Box 3610 Jackson, MS 39207
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