In Memory of




Obituary for Annie Williams (Wheeler)

Annie Pearl Wheeler was born on September 10, 1938 to the late George Dee and Ruby Gooch Wheeler. She was raised in Marshall, Texas and attended Harrison County Public Schools. For many years, she worked as a seamstress for the Blue Buckle making denim jeans until the business closed. She went on to work for Marshall Manor as a nurse aid, then began driving school buses for Marshall Independent School District for what seemed like an eternity.

At an early age Annie united with Morning Star Church of Christ, later renamed Westside Church of Christ, where she was a soloist in the choir. Annie and her sisters were called the “Singing Sisters”. Many years later, she went on to join with the Grand Way Church of Christ family where she remained a devoted and faithful member until going home to be with her Savior.

On September 16, 1957 Annie united in holy matrimony with Hervis (Bo) Williams. To this union, four children were born.
Annie’s life was full of activities that kept her young at heart and full of energy. Her happiest moments were spent with her family and friends. She was known as a basketball and baseball “legend”. When playing baseball, you better NOT try to steal home plate because she was waiting for ya! One of her favorite hobbies was sewing. She would sew until her hands were sore. She had a fondness for the outdoors. You could always find her near a pond or a lake. In her mind, she was the best fisherman on this side of heaven. Lastly, you better not mention playing dominoes around her because she would beat anyone up for the challenge. Her favorite line, “My daddy made these dominoes, but I put the dots on em”!

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Pervis; two grandchildren, Adrian Williams (Dunn) and Tiffany Smith; two brothers, Paul Jackson and George Wheeler, Jr.; and two sisters, Helen Anthony and Melzie Carraway.

She leaves to cherish her memory; three children, Sandra Dunn, Billy (Likica) Williams, and Tina (George) Bryant; three sisters, Verna Jones, Shirley Williams and Essie Daniels; three brothers, Charles (Diana) Wheeler, Donnie Wheeler and Larry (Dena) Silmon; nine grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; two bonus sisters Lucille Smith and Ruth Faye Morris; a host of other relatives and friends.