Theda Williams

Thursday, December 30, 2021
Theda Williams

SIKESTON — Theda Marie (Gage) Williams, age 80, passed away on Dec. 29, 2021, at her home in Sikeston.

Born in 1941 in Lusk, Missouri, Theda lived most of her life in Southeast Missouri with several years in Central and Southern Illinois. She graduated in 1959 from Thomas W. Kelly High School as part of the second-ever graduating class from the school. Theda went on to work as an Administrative Assistant at local banks and law offices. She later became a Real Estate agent and enjoyed selling houses, being named the best-selling agent in her region multiple years in a row. In her later years, she was the owner of Parengo Coffee where she met many people with whom she loved to visit every day. She enjoyed church services at First United Methodist Church, Miner Baptist Church, and Trinity Baptist Church in Sikeston as well as at First Christian Church in Salem, Illinois.

Theda is survived by her adoring husband, Charles Larry Williams. They married in 1967 in Charleston, Missouri, and thoroughly enjoyed their 54 years creating a family, traveling the world, and meeting lots of friends. She is also survived by her son, Colby Williams; her daughter and son-in-law, Camille and Jay Lancaster; and her grandchildren, Madison, Annie, Chloe, Sam, Jax and Lori Lancaster.

She is also survived by two brothers, Don and Cotton Gage; and one sister, Mary Lou Bradley. Both parents and five siblings preceded her in death.

Join us for a celebration of Theda’s life at Parengo Coffee (Downtown Sikeston) on Friday, Dec. 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be for immediate family only.

Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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