Julia Maye Bennett Williams

Julia Maye Bennett Williams, 94 of Carlisle, gained her wings June 2, 2018. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. She was born in Carlisle, Arkansas on September 14, 1923 to Don and Cora Bennett. Those loved ones welcoming her home are her parents, three brothers, two nephews, two nieces, two sons-in-law, and one great grandson.

Maye married her husband, Ernie Williams on March 28, 1946 and he preceded her in death in 2000. She leaves behind her four children, Ann Robinson, Carolyn Schmidt, Linda Sullivan and Don Williams and a special daughter, Ruby Vaughan; seven grandchildren, Debbie Fleming, Sandy Curtis, Eric and Jason Williams, Dawn Sullivan, Bryan Sullivan, Daniel Sullivan and a special granddaughter, Sheila Hamric; seventeen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She also leaves behind two nieces and their families, Kathy Bennett Perkins, Karen McKee and the Morrison family whom she considered her bonus children.

Maye lived in Carlisle her entire life and was active in girl scouts, boy scouts, and church youth programs at the First Baptist Church.

She was chosen as Carlisle Citizen of the Year in 2005 and she served as the Ouachita Girl Scout council for many years. She was “Aunt Maye” to several generations of young people in her community.

The family wishes to express their thanks for the loving care their mother received at the Chambers Nursing Home over the past 5 years. Our mother would be happy to be remembered by a donation to your favorite charity, especially those for children or the First Baptist Church in Carlisle or the activity fund at Chambers Nursing Home. The family will be at the home of Daniel and Brandy Sullivan, 1201 East 4th Street, Carlisle. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Monday June 4, 2018 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Carlisle. Interment will be in the Carlisle Cemetery.

5 thoughts on “Julia Maye Bennett Williams”

  1. Cathy Flanagin

    I did not have the pleasure of knowing Julia May Bennett Williams. However, I do know her daughter Carolyn Schmidt and there is no doubt in my mind that she must have been a pretty amazing woman to have raised this strong, smart, hardworking, caring daughter. My prayers are with this family as they remember their mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.

  2. james burleson

    Maye was a special lady. She will be especially missed by all her scouts. she had so much energy and did so much good. she will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

  3. Mary Jane Hallum

    Carroll and I had Sunday School for Lonoke Baptist Church every Sunday at Chambers. A sweet lady. I would push her down to class. We will truly miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Carroll and Mary Jane Gallum

  4. Stacy Stuart Dalton

    Mrs. Maye was such a positive influence in my life from her devotion to her girls in scouts to her love for Jesus and those she ministered to at church with her welcoming smile and energy. My prayers are with her family as they learn to live without her here on earth. I look forward to seeing her again in her new home in heaven.

  5. samantha tompkins

    Ms. May was wonderful. The girl scouts camps. The laughter. The memories that she blessed us all with. She will be greatly missed amd always appreciated.

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