Roxie Iona Williams

February 27, 1918 - August 10, 2021

Roxie Iona Williams, 103, of Winnie, died Tuesday, August 10, 2021. She was born February 27, 1918, in Woodson, to Annie Jane Shipley Sanders and Elisha Sanders. She owned a nursery school for many years. Iona loved gardening, especially lilies, being with family, cooking, and making delicious bread. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Stowell and has been in the community since 1959.

She is survived by her daughter, Lounette Thornton, of Stowell; daughter-in-law, Gay Williams of Anahuac; son-in-law, Tom Jay and wife, Deborah, of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Roy Jay of Charleston, South Carolina; Dianna Frederick and her husband, Shane, of Stowell; Andy “Buck” Thornton and his wife, Janet, of Stowell; and Shellie Loria of Anahuac; great-grandchildren, Daniel Loria and his wife, Samantha, Emily Ashley and her husband, Kenny, David Loria, Sarah Loria, Lee Thornton, Aden Thornton, Mallory Frederick, and Drew Frederick; great-great-grandchild, Rendan Loria; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of seventy-two years, Johnnie Williams; brothers, Estes Sanders, Elton Sanders, and Glenn Sanders; daughter, Louise Jay; son, Johnnie “Bob” Williams; grandson, Nathan Williams; and son-in-law, Andy L. Thornton.

A gathering of Mrs. Williams’ family and friends will be from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Her funeral service will be 4:30 p.m., Sunday, August 15, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Stowell, 117 Van Ostrand Lane, Stowell, with a committal to follow at the Thornton Family Cemetery, Stowell.

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Thornton Family Cemetery

Thornton Family Cemetery
  • 421 Fig Ridge Road, Stowell, Texas

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 113 van nostrand stowell tx 77661
  • 08/15/2021
  • 4:30 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 134 w. buccaneer drive- winnie tx 77665
  • 08/14/2021
  • 7:52 am

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Patsy Williams King Burnam

Aunt Nonie is a precious blessing and family icon! I am so thankful for her influence and care of me throughout my seventy-nine years. I will miss our phone calls!! Our family will miss her even though we live far away! Aunt Nonie was a cornerstone of my childhood!!

Alvin & Alice Simon

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so very sorry for your loss, Lounette.. Condolences to your entire family.

Kyle & Ann Kahla

We are so sorry to hear of Mrs. Iona's passing. Know that I thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Juanita Viator

Lounette and familyso sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was the nices person I had the pleasure of knowning always had a smile and a hello and never walked by you without speaking to you and a short visit. She will be greatly missed by anyone that knew her. My thoughs and prayers are with you and your family.

Roland & Jeanette Weekly

Our Sincere Condolences to the family of Mrs. Williams. You all are in our Prayers.

Jim and Gina Hogg

We were so honored to meet Iona for her 100th birthday! Sending our condolences to Roy and all of his family who will greatly miss this wonderful lady.


Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Sincerely, Suzie and Kenny Ortego

Tonnye Hodges

Peace and Prayer of comfort to all. She was a lovely Christian Lady and touched many lives!

Barbara and Don Spencer

Prayers of comfort to the family. may God surround you with his peace…

Russell and Mary Simon

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.. Mrs. Iona was a very special lady, always had a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone. She is now in heaven walking with Mr. Johnnie with a smile on her face and a song in her heart.