Wilma Inize Forsyth Williams

By | August 1, 2018 7:04 am

Wilma Inize Forsyth Williams departed this life, on July 30, 2018, and went to heaven to begin her eternal life.

Mrs. Williams was born April 16, 1937, in Sparta, to Arlin Forsyth and Mamie Lawson Forsyth, and was residing in Sparta at the time of her death.

She was married, on July 20, 1957, to David Williams, a minister of the gospel and pastor. They pastored two churches in Mississippi, one church for four years and eight months and the other church 14-and-a-half years.

They moved to Ada, Oklahoma, in 1976, and pastored The First Pentecostal Holiness Church for 18 years. They lived in Ada for another 10 years before moving to Sparta, in 2003.

They loved and cared for their niece, Nancy Jo Bailey Prestage in their home for almost 10 years, between 1966 and 1976, when they resided in Jackson, Mississippi.

Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years, David M. Williams; one brother; two sisters; and a very dear aunt, Beulah Jacobson.

Survivors include her two brothers, Junior Forsyth and wife Marilyn, of Sparta, James C. Forsyth and wife Sylvia, of South Carolina, and 33 nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Aug. 3, 2018, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., Aug. 2, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, in Van Buren County. Graveside service will be prior to entombment.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Comment by Bishop John Edwards

    August 6, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Sister Williams was a true woman of God, a southern lady of charm and grace. She, along with Brother Williams, was a blessing to us during our time in Sparta. They will both be missed.

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