Obituary: Margaret Lena Tidwell Williams


Margaret Lena Tidwell Williams, age 95, of Houston, Alabama, entered into rest on Dec. 7, 2022, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Margaret was born on Aug. 2, 1927. She grew up in Houston and was married to her husband Earl Williams for 59 years. She was a great seamstress, gardener, and hard work was her hobby. She loved her Lord and Savior and always loved to spend time with her daughters and her family. She was Nonny to five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, from 1-2 p.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home chapel in Addison, where services will begin at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at the Houston Community Cemetery, adjacent to Houston Church of God in Houston, Alabama. Brother T.J. Millican will officiate.

Margaret is survived by her daughters, Karen (Neal) Woodard and Ladonna (Stevie) Hayes; grandchildren, Corey (Malinda) Hayes, Chann (Felicia) Woodard, Ryan (Jen) Woodard, Cherish (Patrick) Howse, and Trystan (Kaydi) Woodard; great grandchildren, Cayden and Mallory Hayes, Alena and Kason Howse, Ethan and Owen Woodard, Talon, Delia, Audrey Woodard, and Karter and Kohen Woodard.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Williams; her parents, Elbert K. and Pearl Scogin Tidwell; sister, Stella Tidwell Stewart; brothers, Hollis (Alva), Hal (Maudie), Hoyt (Jewell), Arnold Elbert, and Wayne L (June) Tidwell.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to: Children’s Hospital of AL or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.