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Irene Virginia Moore "Lady" Williams

November 1, 1923 ~ May 13, 2021 (age 97)

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Irene Virginia Moore Williams, 97 of Northlake, Texas, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2021 in Ft. Worth.  She was born November 1, 1923 in St. Louis, MO.

During WWII Lady met Vernon A. Williams, Jr. at a USO function at church; and after the courting, they married at her church in St. Louis.  She became the epitome of a Texas woman.  She adapted to her new surroundings in El Paso, Texas.  She bore and raised her three children, whom she loved dearly, in El Paso and in La Jolla, CA. and then back to Fort Worth.

She had a strong faith and character.  She was beautiful inside and out.  Her natural friendly personality and kindness spread to many.  She was there to help, plan and share her many talents.  She enjoyed gardening, knitting prayer shawls for her church, playing tennis, golf and bridge.  She was a gourmet cook and a gracious hostess.

She loved to write letters and receive them, usually signing, “Cheers and Love.”  Many times, she included, “May you always have love to share, health to spare and friends that care.  May you be blessed.”

One of her favorite prayers was, “The light of God surrounds us.  The love of God enfolds us.  The power of God protects us.  The presence of God watches over us.  Wherever we are, God is.”

Well done good and faithful servant.  May you now rest peacefully in God’s arms.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Williams and by her parents, Edwin and Irene Moore

She leaves behind her daughters, Cheri Staples Pattillo, Leslie Rayburn and husband, Don; her son, B. Tyghe Williams; her grandson, Edwin “Pres” Staples and wife, Ginny; great grandsons, Chase and Hunter; and her niece, Beverly Branham and husband, Larry.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Forest Ridge Funeral Home Memorial Park Chapel.  Internment will follow at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Lady’s name to a charity of your choosing.


Celebration of Life
May 27, 2021

2:00 PM
Forest Ridge Funeral Home Memorial Park Chapel
8525 Mid Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills, Texas 76182

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