Funeral services for Helen Dubard Williams, 95, of Tupelo and formerly of Greenville, MS will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Boone Funeral Home in Greenville, MS with visitation from 10:30 am until service time. Interment will be at the Greenville Cemetery immediately following the service.
On May 7, 2023, Helen Dubard Williams passed away peacefully. She was 95 years old. A lifelong Mississippian, she passed away in Tupelo at Generations Senior Living. She was born in Dubard, MS in 1928 which is outside of Grenada, MS and after marriage lived 60 years of her life in Greenville, MS
Helen attended Grenada Public Schools and after graduation attended Millsaps College where she met Bill Williams. Before they married, Helen attended Jackson Commercial College and graduated with a Business Certificate. In August 1948 Helen and Bill married and made their home in Greenville. Helen and Bill had four children, Martha, Bill Jr., Marian, and Kathy. Despite her growing and active family, Helen always made time for others and was a faithful member of her Church, Trinity United Methodist. Helen was a charter member of the Colonial Garden Club, a Sunday School Teacher, a member of the Administrative Board of Trinity, and was past President of the United Methodist Women. After all the children left home, Helen became a Kindergarten Music Teacher for 10 years which she loved. She was also a Life Member of the Greenville Junior Auxiliary as well as an active member of the Terrace Garden Association for 56 years.
Preceding her in death: her parents, Lewis Adam and Alma Beck Dubard, her brother, Lewis Dubard, her sisters, Ann Elizabeth Lipscomb, Alma Katherine McEachin, Eunice Marian Hubbard, her husband, William P. (Bill) Williams, a niece, Cynthia Dubard Johnston and her son-in-law, James P. McCartney.
Helen is survived by her children Martha Williams McCartney of Lawton, Oklahoma, William P. (Sharkey Phillips) Williams, Jr. of Leiper’s Fork Tennessee, Marian Williams East of St. Petersburg, Florida and Kathy Williams (Mike) Ferris of Tupelo, Mississippi; grandchildren, Kimberly McCartney (Dave) Boels of Mesa, Arizona, Kevin McCartney of Lawton, Oklahoma, Erin (Liam Joyce) East of Gulfport, Florida, Michael (Kinney) Ferris, Emily Ferris, and Allison Ferris all of Oxford, Mississippi; and great-grandchildren, Ashton and Preston Patton of Plano, Texas, Dillan and Aiden Joyce of Gulfport, Florida, Mary Mac and Tripp Ferris of Oxford, Mississippi. Helen is survived by nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, too numerous to name whom she loved dearly.
The family is very grateful for the loving care of staff and friendships formed at Traceway Retirement System in Tupelo, MS, and Generations Senior Living in Saltillo, MS.