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Celestine Williams

September 12, 1918 February 28, 2019
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Celestine was born in Atlee, Oklahoma September 12, 1918 to Lloyd and Addie Wright and stepped into Heaven February 28, 2019. She was the tenth of eleven children. Her early childhood was spent on various farms in southwest Oklahoma where her dad was a cotton farmer. She and all her siblings worked on the farm, planting, hoeing and picking cotton while also attending the local one room schoolhouse. When the depression hit in 1929, they left harvested cotton behind because no one was buying crops anymore and moved to Oklahoma City. She attended Oklahoma City schools while working at a variety of jobs.

She married T.F.(Ted) Williams, December 25, 1935 and they both worked a succession of jobs from Oklahoma to California prior to the start of WWll. Once he was in the service, she followed his unit as they were assigned to bases in Georgia and South Carolina and returned to Oklahoma only when he left for Europe. During the war, she was a welder at Douglas (currently Tinker) and worked on B29 aircraft as well as others.
After his return they stayed in the Del City area where they lived in the same house for 33 years.

She loved her years spent substitute teaching and as a brownie and Girl Scout leader. She was also heavily involved in many civic and school activities and usually ended up in leadership wherever she went.

She was saved at the age of 36 and spent 60 years teaching Sunday School and 35 years teaching women’s Bible Study at Howard Memorial Baptist and then Soldier Creek Baptist. At Soldier Creek, she was also a dedicated member of their clown troupe and spent many happy times on church mission trips where they conducted clown college for the kids.

She excelled at whatever she did, whether gardening, cooking, candy making or sewing. She loved entertaining family and friends and everyone was welcomed in her home. She also loved to camp and fish and was delighted to be in the middle of the lake in a boat fishing all night. She never passed up a Coke or a trip to see new things or to visit friends and family.

Her husband, Ted, preceded her in death by 30 years. She is survived by her daughter Jan, and her husband Pat Hutchinson, her grandson Sean, her granddaughter Shannon and her husband Jamey Clayberg along with their sons, Grahm and Deven. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews that were more like children to her.


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Midwest City, OK 73130

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