Isla Mae Williams, 98, of Madison, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at the Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeesville, S.C.
She was born May 24, 1917, in St. James, Mo., a daughter of the late Harry Arthur and Myrtle Frances (Hughes) Briggs. She married Donald Parker Williams Aug. 29, 1936, in Granite City and he passed away June 24, 1984.
Isla was a faithful and active member of Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Sandra Williams of Huntington, W.V., and Robert and Doris Williams of Bluffton, S.C.; four grandchildren and spouses, Pamela and John Martin, Daniel Williams, Scott and Susan Williams and Eric and Rachel Williams; six great-grandchildren, Alia Martin, Damon Williams, Graham Robert Williams, Madeleine Williams, Luke Williams and Molly Williams; a sister, Erma Lee Rash of Granite City; other extended family and friends.
In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry A. and Pauline Briggs and Harold Eugene and Elizabeth Briggs.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at the mausoleum in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon with the Rev. Linda Harris-Cosby officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Niedringhaus United Methodist Church or to a charity of one’s choice. Irwin Chapel of Granite City is in charge of arrangements; www.irwinchapel.com.