Mary Kay Williams
Nov. 27, 1937 - July 14, 2018 (80 years)
Mary Kay Williams, a longtime resident of Mobile and Daphne, Alabama, passed away peacefully on the beach of Mobile Bay with her faithful dog Boston by her side on Saturday July 14, 2018.
Kay was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. She was the daughter of the late Edward Horst Haas and the late Mary Agnes Johnston.
Kay was married to her husband, the late Joe Williams, for 53 years until his death in December of 2010.
She is survived by her son, Joseph D. Williams "Jody" and his wife Jill; her twin daughters, Leigh Ann Babin and her husband, T.J. Babin, and Lynn Williams Cook; and her five grandchildren and two great-grandsons, Austin S. Prator and wife, Jeannette, Brittany Prator Weaver and her husband, Brian, and their son, Wesley, Bonnie Douglas and her husband, Lee, and their son, Jason, Dillon Williams, Katelyn Williams and Nelson McArthur; half-sister, Rochelle Flowers; and half-brother, Edward Haas; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Kay spent her early years on Dauphin Street in Mobile and at Point Clear on Mobile Bay at the home of her uncle, David W. MacKay.
Kay attended the Visitation Convent on Springhill Avenue and Bishop Toolen Catholic High School for Girls. She graduated in 1956 from Bishop Toolen and then attended the University of Alabama. Kay studied early childhood education at the university.
When Kay was home from college due to contracting the Asiatic flu, she met Joe Williams. They married in 1959 in Mobile, Alabama. They moved to Dauphin Street into her family home and then had Jody, and just 21 months later had their twin daughters, Leigh and Lynn. After the twins were born they moved to Kay's uncle's home in Point Clear.
Joe and Kay Williams were active members of St Lawrence Catholic Church for many years until they moved from Point Clear to Daphne in 2004. They then became members of Christ the King Church in Daphne.
Kay spent many a day on the shores of Mobile Bay, racing boats as a teenager, learning to fish, crab and throw a cast net.
After her three children were born she spent her days teaching them all about the life of living in paradise on Mobile Bay. Kay's happy place was on the water or by the waters of Mobile Bay and so it seemed like a perfect place to spend her last moments on this earth sitting on the beach with her faithful dog Boston by her side.
A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the mass.
A reception will follow mass at the home of Jody and Jill Williams, 6403 Captains Lane, Daphne.
Interment will be at a later date at Memory Gardens of Fairhope.
Memorial donations may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church, 711 College Ave., Daphne, AL 36526.
Arrangements by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 27409 U.S. Hwy. 98, Daphne, Alabama 36526, 251-625-2900, www.wolfefuneralhomes.com.