Mrs. Doris Jean Bishop Williams, age 72, of Centre, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at her residence.
Mrs. Williams was born in Farrell, Alabama on December 26, 1944, daughter of the late Gib Bishop and the late Laura Grace Smith Bishop. She was also preceded in death by a son, Larry Bruce Sprayberry, and by five brothers, Wallace Smith, Franklin Bishop, M. J. Bishop, Jerry Bishop and Kenneth Bishop. Mrs. Williams was a member of the Unity Hill Baptist Church in Centre. She worked for a number of years at Waffle House and Rick’s Diner.
Survivors include her husband, Rick Williams, to whom she was married on October 2, 1982; six daughters, Terri Elaine Hill, Centre, Lisa Sprayberry, Centre, Hope Bannister, Centre, Lovietta Williams, Rome, Marjory Hope Louallen, Rome, and Cynthia Farmer and her husband, Larry, Rome; two sons, Ricky Williams, II and his wife, Amanda, Centre, and Mark Williams and his wife, Ginger, Albertville, AL; two sisters, Sandra Jones, Rome, and Paulette Szabolcsi, Acworth; 25 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at 11am (Central Time) at the Unity Hill Baptist Church in Centre with the Rev. John Redding officiating. Interment will follow in Rome Memorial Park. Mrs. Williams will lie instate at the church on Sunday from 10am (Central Time) until the service time.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Saturday from 6 until 8pm (Eastern Time). At other hours, they will be at their respective residences.
Pallbearers are asked to assemble at the church on Sunday at 10:30 (Central Time) and include: Active: John Riley Bannister, Jacob Sprayberry, Lucas Hill, Kyle Sprayberry, Ben Hill and John Bannister. Honorary: Josh Bannister, Cody Sprayberry and Joseph Hill.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.