Mrs. Frances M. Williams


Mrs. Frances M. Williams, age 93, of Bonifay, Florida went to be with her Lord on April 28, 2021 at her home. She was born March 15, 1928 in Westville, Florida to the late Floyd E. Matthews and M. Dee Matthews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Williams is preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Williams, Jr., and four brothers; twin brother Floyd E. Buddy Matthews, Robert M. Bobby Matthews, Dr. Donald R. Ralph Matthews, and James E. Jimmy Matthews.

Mrs. Williams is survived by two children, Ed Williams, III, and wife Lynn of Bonifay, Florida and Gwen Hall and husband Randy of Tallahassee, Florida; one grandson, Stephen Tyler Hall of Tallahassee, Florida, and one brother, Dr. Charles C. Matthews, and wife Dr. Doris Matthews of Green Valley, Arizona.

Mrs. Williams retired from the Bank of Bonifay as Executive Vice President. Her involvement in the community was important to her and included volunteering with the American Cancer Society, trustee with Holmes County Hospital, board member for Council on Aging, member of Holmes County Development Commission, Bonifay Woman’s Club member and officer, and Personnel and Finance committees at First Baptist Church. She was an advocate for Holmes County library services, Florida Baptist Children’s Home and received the Harvey Etheridge Good Will Ambassador award in 2004. She was devoted to her family and many friends, who will honor her influence.

A Funeral service was held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at First Baptist Church with the Dr. Shelly Chandler and Rev. Ernie Gray officiating. Interment was in Bonifay Cemetery, Bonifay, FL with Sims Funeral Home directing. The family received friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at First Baptist Church.

The family will accept flowers, but if you would like, donations to Florida Baptist Children’s Homes in Mrs. Williams’ name can be made at or text CHILD to 50155.


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