Jimmy Lavell Williams

January 17, 1937 - August 12, 2019
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Jimmy Lavell Williams grew up on a farm in Mendenhall, MS. In addition to a major chicken operation his family raised cotton and cattle. Before school each morning Jimmy milked cows and sold milk and butter to their neighbors, delivering it on a pinto horse. That’s how he made his “spend money”. After high school Jimmy worked at a packing house
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DORIS A. BROWN left a message on October 1, 2019:
I just learned of the passing of my very dear friend and coworker Jimmy Williams. It is with a very saddened heart I try to express my feelings for such a wonderful human being. No matter how difficult times could be in a challenging airline career, did a smile come upon my face when I would have to place a call for my boss to Jimmy Williams. He always called me Betsey and to this day I can't tell you why. He could always lift a person's spirit and truly cared about his fellow man. My family visited with him and he was so very kind to my Mother. He will surely be missed by the Brown's. I just wished I could have known sooner so I could pay my respects to a man who was one of a kind. May you rest in peace my very dear friend.
Willem Schouten left a message on August 17, 2019:
Death is an inevitable part of life, yet the sobering reality of it comes home when we lose someone with whom we have spent a significant portion of our lives. The 23 years that Jimmy and I worked together at Ozark and TWA, where he was manager, hold many memories. My sincerest condolences to you, Billie and John. Since I now reside in Colorado, I will not be attending the funeral but my prayers are with you both. Willem (Bill) Schouten
[email protected] left a message on August 15, 2019:
Jimmy was so very special to me and my heart is sad that he is gone to soon. I met Jimmy through Rotary and we were Tuesday best buddies. His smile, hug and wonderful laugh made my day , and we could spend hours talking about his career with the airline industry , his travels , and his love of Hawaii. He was always talking about his family and what everyone was doing - he was very proud of them all! Jimmy was a true gentleman and a caring , kind and special soul. I feel privileged to have been his good friend . My heartfelt condolences to Billie who my husband and I had dinner with one evening with Jimmy , and to all his family. Melissa Haddow
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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