Ruby Jewel Williams

July 6, 1920 - May 19, 2020

Ruby Jewel Williams, 99, of Port Arthur, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Magolia Manor, Groves. She was born July 6, 1920, in Alma, Texas, to Birdie Lee and Johnie Nichols, Sr.

During the Great Depression, when Ruby was nine years old, the family moved back to San Augustine County where she was raised in New Hope Community.

Survivors include her daughter, Nelda Columbo and husband, Joe; granddaughter, Angela Lowery; grandson, Joseph Turano and wife, Deidre; granddaughter, Gina Dorsey and husband, Scott; sister-in-law, Laurine Nichols; nieces, Sue Kloesel; Lynn Singletary; and Shirley Sisneros; great-grandchildren, Davis Lowery; Aaron Turano; Delanie Turano; Jace Turano; Jonah Turano; Spenser Dorsey; and Tyler Dorsey; two great-great-granddaughters; and several great-nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Almon Edward Williams; grandaughter, Jane Elizabeth Richard; sisters, Audrey Williams and Marie Clark; and brothers, Elbert, Loyd, Johnie, Jr., Jack, Joe, and Warren Nichols.

A family committal for Mrs. Williams was held, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. She will later be be buried at Shiloh Cemetery next to her husband, Al.

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I remember Mrs. Williams with much happiness.. Tall, pretty and always with a smile and ready to laugh. I remember her in her beauty shop making all her ladies look and feel beautifu.. I was fascinated by her talent. and admired her self confidence.. I am glad to have known this lovely lady. My love, sympathy and prayers for comfort and peace are with Nelda and all her family.

Jeanette Merchant Rife=Cotton

Nelda, I haven't seen you or your Mother in several years but she is still so beautiful as I remember. She was always so kind. I know you will miss her. Much love, Jeanette