Margaret Williams – December 19, 1924/ May 18, 2015

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williamsMargaret Ann McCarthy Williams lead a spirit filled life for ninety full-years. Raised in Seminole, Oklahoma alongside two rambunctious brothers John McCarthy and Joe McCarthy she was the very, spoiled daughter of Joseph Michael McCarthy and Mary Nancy LaVelle-McCarthy.

Born on December 19, 1924 in Henrietta, Oklahoma. Her father taught her the value of hard work and her mother instilled the Catholic social teachings of Christ. The legacy of her mother inspired Margaret to lead the effort to build St. James Catholic Church in Seminole, Texas where she was a leader in the St. James Alter Society.

Her work encouraged Margaret’s oldest daughter, Ann Williams-Hubener to become a founding family of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Duncanville, Texas where Margaret regularly worshiped in her later years.

Following World War II, Margaret met and married James Henry Williams. The two relocated from Seminole, Oklahoma to Seminole, Texas where they raised two daughters and ran a successful clothing store named B. Williams & Sons.

Margaret’s Oklahoma roots caused her to hold an unwavering commitment to the University of Oklahoma whose blazing crimson colors matched her deep red hair. Family fights often emerged when Oklahoma played Texas, as Margaret was both a poor-winner and a poor-looser. She regularly boasted that she didn’t have to be a poor-looser often and “Barry Switzer did it again.”

Margaret was loved and adored by her family and friends. Many she met while playing bridge on her way to becoming a life-master. Her spirited play earned her many friends and some enemies. While at the bridge table she would trash talk, disapprovingly saying, “Why did you bid that? Why did you play that card.’ Her reputation caused her children and grandchildren to boycott playing cards with her.

Margaret loved Democratic politics, John F. Kennedy, and openly advocated to elect Hillary Clinton President. Her family knows she’ll regret not seeing a woman become President.

Margaret once called-out a Congressman, telling him that he knew what he was saying wasn’t true. She loved to give her Republican friends a jab and often chuckled and teasingly inquired, “You’re a Republican? Why, are you rich?”

She had an infectious laugh that merged a hiccup with a snort and shook the house with merriment. Her laugh made you feel good and you knew she was having a good time. Despite her sassy and fighting Irish ways Margaret was a lot of fun and had a host of friends to prove it.

On Thursday, May 21st the family will host a visitation at 6:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Jaynes Memorial Chapel (811 S. Cockrell Hill Road, Duncanville, TX 75137).

Mjaynesargaret is survived by a very long list of loving family members who each hold a sparkling memory of Margaret. Margaret had two daughters Ann Williams-Hubener and Myra Williams-Rogers; seven grandchildren: James Hubener, Katy Hubener-McKamie, Casey Williams-Joshlin, Courtney Williams-McGill, Chelsea Rogers-Landry, Monty Rogers, and Camber Rogers; and ten great-grandchildren. She will be missed.