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Lillie Bell Freeman Williams

d. February 24, 2021

MRS. LILLIE BELL FREEMAN-WILLIAMS, 71 Transitioned on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Public Viewing will be Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 2-4pm (LAWTON) Wake will be Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 5pm (LAWTON) Services will be Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11am (LAWTON) ALL SERVICES WILL BE AT HOWARD-HARRIS FUNERAL SERVICES - LAWTON 1005 C. AVE Lawton, OK 73505 Lillie B. Freeman Williams was born on November 20, 1949 to SFC Willie James Freeman and Junnie B. Lee Freeman in Ft. Benning, GA. SFC Freeman was a military man who took his family with him to his duty stations and settled in Lawton, OK. Lillie attended schools in Crailsheim, Germany, Mrs. Newby Preschool, Douglas Elementary, Central Jr. High and Lawton High School where she graduated with the class of 1967. Lillie was married and from this union two children were born Larissa Dawn Jackson of Lawton, OK and Kimberly Jackson of Oklahoma City. Lillie later married SFC John Williams who was her devoted husband until her transition. She loved being a mother and a wife but especially proud as the grandmother of Lace Partee and Chance Mayo. Her pride and joy were her great grandchildren Lukas, Kaliyah and Kylie. Lillie grew up with her sister Robbie J. Freeman West and baby brother Willie James Freeman Jr. in the Lawton community but the family spent time traveling all across America to visit family with fond memories of Abbeville, AL. The Freeman family are well known on Carver Street, in the Crosstown section of Lawton and active members of the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Michael Logan. Most of her adult years in her career were spent working at the Oklahoma County Department of Human Services where she worked as a clerk. Lillie loved sharing ideas for fun office parties and always knew how to share her knowledge with the clients at OKDHS. Lillie got great joy from cooking her famous collard greens and fried cornbread. Most of the community know about her famous pies, cakes and tea cakes. Lillie was creative and always loved sharing her gift for singing songs and sharing the food she cooked. She was creative in calligraphy and enjoyed sharing all of the knowledge with everyone she met. While Lillie was very active at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church until her health was failing, she held positions as the Youth Director for Wednesday Night Live, Starlight Band Children’s Choir Director, Women's Chorus Director, Church Bulletin Board decorator, choir, praise/worship leader and loved doing every task on the kitchen committee. Lillie knew how to take charge of any assignment and always said to do your best and forget the rest. Lillie was born a Georgia Peach but she was definitely the Apple of God’s Eyes. She has moved from her earthly tabernacle to a building not made by the hands of man. Lillie transitioned from labor to reward on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones in her home. Lillie was preceded in death by her late parents SFC Willie James Freeman and Junnie B. Lee Freeman along with her oldest sister Rebecca Freeman. She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted husband, SFC John Williams of the home, daughters Larissa Jackson of Lawton and Kimberly Jackson of Oklahoma City. Her grandchildren Lace Partee and Chance Mayo along with her great grandchildren Lukas, Kaliyah and Kylie. Her baby brother who she adored, Mr. Willie James Freeman Jr. of Lawton and a loving sister who was her best friend Robbie J. Freeman West. Her nieces Michelle West Lewis of Oklahoma City, Dia L. Jones of Philadelphia, Terrance West of Oklahoma City, Jerrold A. Jones of Lawton and Jimmy Ray Jones Jr. both of Lawton. Her great nephews and nieces Octavian Jones, Candyce Jones, Paige Hill, Tiara West, Andy Fields, Rashad Fields, Freeman Jones, Anthony Jones, Darius Jones, Djimon Jones, Marcellus Jones, Monae Jones, Dante Jones, Ashton Jones, Jalen Jones, Tyreese Jones, Robbie Jones, Lukas Jones, Joseph Jones were her pride and joy and affectionately was another grandmother to them. She loved her in-laws from Montgomery, Al Sheila Williams, Faye Williams Tyus, Tarsha Williams Wilson and the late Willie Williams. Her cousins from all over the world loved her presence at all of the family gatherings and loved for her to get the crowd going with her personality. The members from Galilee Missionary Baptist Church loved Lillie. The Lawton Community could count on her to render a soul stirring rendition of any song to make the crowd feel like she was singing exclusively to them. She has sung for many groups and organizations while never asking for payment in advance and did things for people that she did not brag about. Lillie was a person who shared her gift and worked very hard while she lived here on earth. She has countless friends who love her for everything that she was and her physical presence will be missed.
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