Williams died Feb. 14, 2005, at Kindred Hospital, in Oklahoma City. Burial will be at the Frederick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gray Gish Funeral Home.
Williams was born on Feb. 16, 1939, in Frederick, to James (Bo) and Rachel (Tatum) McDaniel. She was born and raised in Frederick where she attended Kennedy Elementary and Boyd High Schools. She worked at Central Leather Goods for many years, before retiring in 1972. She married Clarence H. Williams, Jr., on Oct. 1, 1970, in Vernon, Texas. She was a longtime, faithful member of the Church of the Living God (C.W.F.F.), where she was active with various auxiliaries including The Matron and sang with the Matron Group. For the past several years she has served as the vice president of Women's Work, secretary of the Stewardess Board, co-captain for the February's birthday team and sang in the district choir. She attended midweek services and Sunday school regularly and was respected as a very good officer of the church. Her passion was cooking, sewing and enjoying her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Troy and Dexter Tatum; one daughter, Devoria Morrison; sisters, Essie Rockenmore and Willie Mae (Tatum) Nolan, and two brothers, Roy McDaniel and Paul McDaniel Jr.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence Williams, Jr., of the home; three sons, Michael D. Tatum and wife Pamela of Canyon County, Calif., Gernardo G. Tatum and wife Diane, and Clarence H. Williams, III, all of Frederick; two daughters, Tevedous V. Hurd and husband Freddie of Oklahoma City, and Tammerler T. Harris and husband Benny of Dallas; one brother, James Tatum Jr. and wife Denise of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Virginia Buckner, of Altus, Mae Jackson and husband Ernest Jack, and Lolly Williams and husband Charles, all of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, James Michael Tatum, Dejsha Garcella Tatum, Xaiver and Swanzetta Hurd; and two great-grandchildren, Symone and Zhanny Reese; numerous nieces and nephews; and best friends, Ester Clark, Lola Smith, Myrtle Walker Gerletha Peppers, Wanda Jo Evaige, Ruby Finley and loving god daughters Tera Martin, Lenora Houdson and Girt Weakley.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Living God (C.W.F.F.) in loving memory of Gladys Williams.