Mable Jean Malone Williams
March 27, 1926 - March 11, 2014
Sister Mable Jean Malone Williams, 87, of DeRidder, LA answered God’s call on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. She was born to the late Deacon John Henry & Deaconess Eva Jane Malone on March 27, 1926 in Gateen, LA (Imperial Calcasieu Parish). She completed her formal education in the Beauregard Parish School System and later attended Southern A & M University in Baton Rouge, LA. She was a Civil Service employee at Fort Polk for 20 years. She started in the Laundry and then became a Nursing Assistant at Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital. She retired in 1983 and began travelling to visit her children, grandchildren, and attending the Community Prayer Band. She obeyed the gospel of Jesus Christ and was baptized at an early age at Starlight Baptist Church by the late Rev. Rocquemore. She was an active and devoted member, where she was a dedicated Deaconess, Assistant Sunday School Teacher, a Mission Sister as well as a former choir member. She was a faithful and dedicated President of the Community Prayer Band.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and 3 sisters, (Johnnie Mae, Gladys and Glorious Jewel) and her husbands, Walter Louis Staten, Sr. and John H. Williams, Jr.
Cherishing her memories are her children, Loukirkus (Robert) Gibson of Hopkins, SC, Suborrah (Royce) Anderson of DeRidder, LA, and Fraby (Charles) Fishe’ of Augusta, GA, Sundra Turner of Las Vegas, NV, Walter (Katherine) Staten, Jr. of DeRidder, LA, Reich (Glenda) Staten of Statesville, NC, Marier (Ronald) Piper of Lake Charles, LA, Shelton (Barbara) Malone of Las Vegas, NV, Monte’ (Reginald) Woods of DeRidder, LA, and Joseph Ashley of Oakland, CA; brother, Rogers L. Malone; 28 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special cousins, Ewell Archield, Leola Carhee, and Margaret Washington. Close family friends, Rev. Alvin (Margaret) Peters, Sr., Louella & Johnnie Robinson, LouTee Smith, Zurlene Johnson, Eloise Johnson, Turiecka McClendon, and other relatives and friends.
Visitation and funeral services will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Starlight Missionary Baptist Church in DeRidder, LA. Visitation is from 11:00am until 1:00pm with funeral services beginning at 1:00pm. Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, LA. Rev. Daniel Stafford will officiate.