Mother Florine Ashworth died on September 14, 2012, with her family by her side at Beauregard Memorial Hospital. She was born March 13, 1933 in Bancroft, Louisiana to Archie and Collie Williams. She was baptized at St. Paul Church of God in Christ under the leadership of the late Elder A. C. Abram. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Mother Ashworth, better known as “Miss Pie” has always had a loving and nurturing personality. At a young age, she was given the task of caring for her younger siblings after her mother’s death. She left school at the age of 16 to take on the role of mother. On December 22, 1952, Florine Williams was united in holy matrimony to Archie Ashworth. The union was blessed with nine beautiful children.
On September 14, 2012, at noon, the Lord in His infinite wisdom called Florine Ashworth to rest and be with Him in His Kingdom. She is preceded in death by both her father and mother, Archie and Collie Williams; husband, Archie Ashworth; sister, Lorrine Spikes; and brother, Leo Williams. Florine’s beautiful memories and legacy with be left in the hearts of her sons, Glen Ashworth, Alvin Ashworth, Larry (Patricia) Ashworth, Randy (Celia) Ashworth, Paul (Denise) Ashworth, and Kerry (LaVonda) Ashworth; daughters, Kathy (Edward) Lewis, Paula (Michael) Fulford, and Vanessa (William) Mazyck; brothers Archie Williams, Wilfert Williams, Roosevelt Williams, John Williams, Leroy Williams, James Williams, and Charles Williams; sisters, Blanche Smith, Margie Flagg, and Ocie Obanion; special family, J. L. Williams and U.L. Flagg Jr. “Boobie”; 39 grandchildren, 90 great grandchildren, and a host of friends and family.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 5:00pm till 9:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 11:00am at St. Mary Salvation Center in DeRidder, LA. Burial will follow at Spikes Cemetery in Bancroft, LA. Rev. Wilfert Williams and Rev. Dallas Thomas will officiate.