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Queen Ester Williams

April 15, 1920 — March 17, 2020

Queen Ester Williams was born on April 15, 1920, in Three Creeks, Arkansas, to Sarah Reed-Davenport and Richard Davenport. Queen Ester married her childhood sweetheart in 1939, the late Jerry Bose “JB” Williams, and to their union, 5 children were born. Ester and her late husband moved their family to Detroit, MI after he was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in 1953.

Esther was a homemaker. She was a long-time Avon representative and loved watching Wheel of Fortune nightly. Esther’s greatest joy was sharing her life and wisdom with her children and grandchildren. Many people in the community knew her as “Aunt Queen”; her grandchildren affectionately called her “Grandma Sugar”. Her grandchildren were the loves of her life and she spent much of her time traveling between El Dorado and Detroit, Michigan taking care of them until she became ill.

She was preceded in death by her late husband: JB Williams. Her 2 sons:  Ray Williams and Gary Williams. Her daughter: Queenie Faye Tucker and Grandson: Jeremy House.

Cherishing her memory are her children: Ollie House of Inkster, MI. and Gregory Williams Sr. of Detroit, MI.  A special Daughter-in-Love who will always cherish Ester’s memory: Joyce Johnson.  Sister-in-law: Mandy Mayweather of Three Creeks, Arkansas.

Her grandchildren: Felicia Kirk, Angelique Tucker, Tomekia White (Martin), Tennille Hill (Keith), Taco Price (Adrian), Gregory Williams, Jr., and Tremaine Williams.

Great-grandchildren: Dominique Kirk, DaMarious Williams, JaCoryon Malone, Jalesia Austin, Rodtavious Watts, Roderick “Trale” Watts, Emerson Price, Grant, and Grayson Williams

3 Great-Great Grandchildren. Special nieces: Helen Christian, Candi Wilkins, & Barbara Williams. Special nephew: Marvin Harris and a host of memorable nieces and nephews.

“I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die, but have everlasting life”

Public Visitation will be Thursday, March 26, 2020 Sims Mortuary at 2-5 pm. Graveside service and the interment will be on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Lott Burgy Cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook at

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Saturday, March 28, 2020

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Lott Burgy Cemetery

El Dorado, AR 71730

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