May 9, 1932 - May 13, 2020
Mother Delores Hazel Williams, 88, of Peoria, IL transitioned to her heavenly home at 8:56 am on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family. Delores was born on May 9, 1932 in Kanawha, TX, one of 18 children born to Nelson “Bud” and Lillie (Johnson) Hearn. She moved to Peoria to live with her cousin Ida Bell and it is there where she met and married the love of her life, Naymond Williams. They married June 13, 1952 and shared over 54 years of marriage until his passing on February 8, 2007. Delores worked as a clerk for Bemis Bag on Sloan Street at Adams for 27 years, but her passion was music. Delores loved playing the piano and beautifully played for the choir at New Morning Star M.B. Church where she had been a member for over 50 years. She was an excellent cook and gardener. Delores loved her family especially spending time with her grandchildren. Delores leaves to cherish her most precious memories her loving family, Naymond (Maxine) Williams, Jr., Patrick Neal Williams and Darlene Williams all of Peoria, IL; three grandchildren, Erika Williams, David Williams and Lincoln Tyler Williams; eight great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and her New Morning Star Church family. She is also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Danny Williams; one daughter Bernadette Williams; and 17 siblings. A private funeral and burial service will be held at 11 am Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Simons Mortuary with a visitation beginning at 10 am. Pastor Cleveland Thomas, Sr., will bring words of comfort. Mother Delores will be laid to rest at Lutheran Cemetery. The funeral will be live streamed on Simons Mortuary Facebook page and SimonsMortuary.com. The family would like to acknowledge with gratitude to nurses, Beverly Smith and Gail House, who took great care of Mother Delores at OSF St. Francis Hospital. Also, thanks to the OSF Hospice Team. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com.
Mother Delores Hazel Williams, 88, of Peoria, IL transitioned to her heavenly home at 8:56 am on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family. Delores was born on May 9, 1932 in Kanawha, TX, one of 18 children born to Nelson... View Obituary & Service Information
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