Cathleen Williams

Obituary of Cathleen Mae Williams

Cathleen Mae Williams age 75, of LaBelle, Florida passed away on April 7, 2024 in Fort Myers, Florida.

Cathleen was born on May 25, 1948 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Lloyd and the late Yvonne M. Essig Phinney. Cathleen married William Lundy Williams and he preceded her in death on January 16, 2013. Cathleen worked for many years for the Hendry County School Board as a paraprofessional mainly working at LaBelle Elementary School. Cathleen retired from working full time in 2014. Cathleen was a member of the First Christian Church of LaBelle for many years. Cathleen enjoyed crocheting, gardening, cooking, her Breakfast Group with the retired employees of the school. She was a long time member of the Red Hat Society. Cathleen was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend who will be dearly missed by everyone who loved and cared for her.

Cathleen leaves fond memories with her children; Steven Williams and his wife Teresa of LaBelle, Florida, Shelburn Williams and his longtime companion Ester of LaBelle, Florida, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren, she also leaves fond memories with her brother; Lester Phinney and his wife Thelma of Tennessee, and brother in law; Matt McKinney.

Cathleen was preceded in death also by her son; Billy Williams, his brothers; Douglas Phinney, David Phinney, and sisters; Shirley McKinney and Sandy Searcy.


Celebration of Cathleen's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2024 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home where Pastor W.T. "Bill" Maddox, Jr will preside. Visitation will be on Thursday evening from 5-7 pm also at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle. Cathleen will be laid to rest next to her husband and her son in Fort Denaud Cemetery. 

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle
560 East Hickpochee Avenue
LaBelle, Florida, United States

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Friday, April 19, 2024
Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle
560 East Hickpochee Avenue
LaBelle, Florida, United States

Committal Service

Fort Denaud Cemetery
1170 Cemetery Road
LaBelle, Florida, United States
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