Margaret Austin Williams

Memorial services for Margaret Austin Williams, 65, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Holcom Park in Lawrence. She passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at her home, while on Vitas Hospice.

She was born May 30, 1952 in Lawrence, KS the daughter of Robert Austin, Sr. and Mamie (Payne) Austin.

She was an avid bingo player. She loved her family and enjoyed taking care of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and all others that needed cared for.

Retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone after working there for many years, and then she became a Real Estate Agent for Century 21.

She married Jerome L. Williams May 26th 1972 in Leavenworth Kansas. He preceded her in death in August of 2013.

Survivors include her daughters, Monica Williams (Stacey Eraas-Williams), Lawrence, KS, Shonna Williams, Topeka, KS; sons, Greg Watkins, (Jennifer), Eudora, KS, Damien Williams, Lawrence; grandchildren, Tony Williams, Quinton Williams, CJ Williams, Nichalus Williams, Raven Williams Marcus Williams, Skylar Mills, Drake Williams, Jarrett Watkins, Austin Watkins, Tyra Mills, Leigha Williams, Vanessa Williams, Keira Williams; great grandchildren, Carter Williams, Zya Williams; and many nieces and nephews.

Siblings Sharon Goolsby, Washington D.C.; Allan “Lannie” Austin, Lawrence, KS; Steve Austin, Eudora, KS; Michael Austin, Lawrence KS; Crystal Austin, Lawrence, KS; Corky Austin, Lawrence, KS; Carla Goolsby, Long Beach, CA. She was preceded in death by two of her siblings, Robert Austin and “Lanie” Griffin.

We would like to express a “Big” Thank you to Vitas Hospice for the care everyone provided.

7 Condolences

  1. Debbie Vignatelli on June 8, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Wishing peace and comfort to Margaret’s family. May your hearts be filled with warm memories of your time together. It was my pleasure to work with Margaret at Southwestern Bell – always enjoyed hearing about her family.
    Sorry for your great loss.
    Debbie Vignatelli

  2. Mr and Mrs Louis Tolbert on June 8, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the Margaret Williams family in your time of sorrow.

  3. Lee Queen on June 8, 2017 at 11:21 am

    So sorry to hear of Margaret”s passing. I will always remember the good times had with all the Austin’s when Margaret and Lanie would babysit brother Jess and I. God bless all of you and may Margaret rest in peace. Lee Queen

  4. Teresa Thompson on June 9, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    To the family & friends of Margaret Austin

    Arsenial T. Runion,Pastor, and members of First Regular
    Missionary Baptist Church express our deepest
    sympathy to you all. We pray that you are staying
    close to each other, casting all your cares upon
    the Lord.
    “The peace of God, which transcends
    all understanding, will guard your hearts and
    your minds in Christ Jesus”. Phillipians 4:7

    If there is anything that we may do, please don’t
    hesitate to call.


    Pastor Arsenial T. Runion
    & Members

  5. Rosita on June 10, 2017 at 7:13 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss . May the family continue to receive comfort from the loving and precious words at 1 Peter 5:7 and Isaiah 41:10. God cares and He wants to give you peace of heart and mind . Isaiah 25:8.

  6. Gretchen Herron on June 12, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Greg, Jennifer, Jarrett, and Austin,
    Thinking of you all during the loss of what must have been a very special lady. Hold onto those memories, and they will bring comfort.
    Take care.

  7. Denise Harris jim and charlie harris on August 9, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Sharon and family so sorry for your loss…we now have another beautiful angel… God Bless all of you

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