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Nellie Louise (Valentine) Williams

August 31, 1928 — December 5, 2023

Conway, Arkansas

Nellie Louise Williams, born on August 31, 1928, in Zinc, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, December, 5, 2023, leaving behind a legacy woven with compassion, service, and love.

She was the daughter of Claude Valentine and Gladys Kelley Valentine Frederick. Louise's journey was marked by resilience and dedication. After the loss of her father in 1930, she returned to Arkansas with her mother and brothers, James and Carl Valentine. She graduated from Harrison High School in 1949 and pursued a vocational degree at the University of Arkansas. Settling in Berryville, AR, Louise became an integral part of the community. She was a devoted wife and mother whose love extended beyond her children to their friends, earning her the endearing title of a second mom to many. Her commitment to family and community led her to actively engage in various organizations, notably the Berryville PTA, where she contributed to initiatives like the "Donkey Basketball Game" and the creation of the "Ugliest Girl in Town Contest".  She also supported charitable causes such as the March of Dimes.

Her spirit of service flourished further as a member of the Carroll County Regional Hospital Women's Auxiliary, where she played significant roles, including the establishment of the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, a project close to her heart. Upon retirement, Louise moved to Hot Springs, cherishing precious moments with her granddaughters. In 1997, she settled in Conway, Arkansas where she continued her legacy of service by actively participating in the Conway Regional Hospital Auxiliary. Her remarkable leadership played a pivotal role in expanding the hospital's gift shop.

Beyond her altruism, Louise was known for her love of games, especially cards, dominoes, and her title as the "Domino Queen". Her warmth knew no bounds, offering hugs freely to everyone she met, embodying a genuine love for humanity. The love of
Christ was always present in everything she did and everyone she encountered. Louise truly believed her life was touched by a guardian angel when she was young, so she shared little angels to friends and family when they moved to new homes.

Nellie Louise Williams will be deeply missed by her daughters, Susan O'Keefe of Hot Springs, Kim Williams of Conway, granddaughters McKinna Wallace (Jon), and Brecken Ermer (Jesse) all of Hot Springs, great-grandchildren Taten Wilsey, Maddi Wallace, Jaxon, Izzy Ermer, Lilly Spears and her faithful companion, Domino. And by all of us who called her, Mother, Nana, Sweet Louise, and Momma Lou.

Her legacy of love, service, and boundless affection for others will continue to resonate within the hearts of those whose lives she touched. We will celebrate her life at a later date. In-lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation in her name to Hight
House, 1313 Hillcrest, Conway AR 72034, Attn: Melissa Hight, CARTI or an animal rescue organization of your choice.

Arrangements by Arkansas Cremation, 10515 W Markham St, Ste B1, Little Rock, AR 72205.  

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