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Mary Alice Williams

September 18, 1935 — December 31, 2017

Mary Alice DuBois Williams, age 82, of Coleman, died Sunday, December 31, 2017, in Coleman County Medical Center. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2018, in Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. As Mary requested, her family will lead the service. Following the service, interment will be in the Coleman Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

Mary Alice DuBois Williams was born in Coleman, Texas on September 18, 1935 to Ira C. “Chubby” Dubois and Jo Carroll “Granny” DuBois. She graduated from Coleman High School in 1954. She went to Abilene Christian College (now University) for one year and then married Donald Ross Williams, the love of her life, in 1955. She was a proud member of the Elm Street Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Donald Ross Williams and three daughters, Donna Harris, Debbie Ivy and Leann Bernard. Donna is married to Mike Harris and Debbie is married to Rodney Ivy. Grandchildren include Jerry White and his wife Skylar, Steve White and his wife Ashley, Jennifer Halfmann and her husband, Josh, Allicyn Ivy Evans and her husband Ted, Lindsay Ivy Reid and her husband Glynn, and Keslie Savage and her husband Tim. Great grandchildren include Sydney White, Chloe White, Payton Halfmann, Trey Halfmann, Rosie Evans, Emmylou Evans, Sloane White, and Everett White.

She was an accomplished pianist and loved to play hymns and popular songs. Everyone loved to sit around the piano and listen to her play. Her favorite expression was that she was “blessed beyond measure.” She was extremely proud of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She prayed for them to be safe, healthy, and happy.

She truly believed in the power of prayer. As one example of this, she always had her “Pray for Rosie” bracelet and prayed for her great granddaughter Rosie. That prayer was answered, and she continued to spread the message of the power of prayer through Rosie’s story.

Her spiritual gift was the gift of encouragement. She lived a life of serving and uplifting others through meals, visits, and conversations. She even continued these acts of service while she was in the nursing home. Even though she had her own struggles, she still found a way to uplift and encourage those around her.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, January 2, from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home, 400 West Pecan Street, Coleman, Texas 76834.

The family suggests that memorials be made to Cook Children’s Hospital #erasekidcancer Fund, 801 7th Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76104 or Smithlawn Maternity Home and Adoption Center, P. O. Box 6451, Lubbock, Texas 79493-6451.

You may leave online condolences for the family at


Tuesday, January 02, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Stevens Funeral Home
400 West Pecan Street
Coleman, Texas 76834

Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 03, 2018
11:00 AM

Stevens Funeral Home
400 West Pecan Street
Coleman, Texas 76834

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