February 19, 1933 - November 4, 2021
We celebrate the life of Mary Evelyn Walker Williams Watson who went to be with her Creator on Thursday November 4, 2021 in Tyler, Texas. Mary was born in 1933 in Lydia, Texas to Calvin Harrison Walker and Ima Lorene Lafferty. She was valedictorian at New Boston High School where she enjoyed playing on the basketball and volleyball teams. She met M.J. Williams at a roller-skating rink and they began married life in New Orleans, LA where they raised a family of seven children. Mary worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and retired from the Y.M.C.A of Greater New Orleans. She was very active in First Baptist Church, serving as 3rd grade Sunday School teacher for 37 years. At retirement, she joined the Silver Slammers volleyball and basketball teams and won gold medals in the Senior Olympics in both sports. She was inducted into the Louisiana Senior Olympics Hall of Fame for winning countless medals. She also loved researching her family tree. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Doyle Wayne Walker and Henry Lee Walker, and her first husband M. J. Williams. She is survived by her loving husband of twelve years, Calvin Watson and her sister Glena Darlene McCright of Queen City, TX; her seven children, Mary Jo Walkup (Greg) of Fremont, CA; John Williams of Porter, TX; Kathryn Groth (Jon) of Tyler, TX; Charles (Greta) Williams of New Orleans, LA; Martha (Brent) Greene of Pfafftown, NC; Sarah Carmon of New Orleans, LA and Jimmy Williams of New Orleans, LA. She is grandma to Eric (Kristin) Darwin (Candace), Hannah (Ryan), Ian (Victoria), Joshua (Sarah), Elizabeth (Davide), Caleb, Jacob, Rebekah, Noah, Charlie, Lydia Drake, Lydia Evelyn, Myles, Bryanna, Rachel, Ray, Hailey and Benjamin. Four great-grandchildren are bringing great joy to the family, Ellis, Norah, Jack and Abigail.
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