Kathy Denise Williams

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Kathy Denise Williams, 50, of Waco passed away surrounded by her family on June 1, 2016 at Baylor Scott & White All-Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Memorial Service: A service celebrating Kathy’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, in Waco. Kathy’s family will host a reception immediately following the service in the adjacent banquet hall.

Kathy was born on April 17, 1966 in Waco to Janice and Bobby Williams. She expressed her love of dance by participating in Robinson High School drill team before graduating in 1984. Almost 10 years later Kathy decided to further her education, and return to school so she could not only pursue her dream of helping the elderly, but also provide a better life for her two daughters. After finishing school at MCC, Kathy went to work at West Rest Haven Nursing Home in West, Texas, as the Facility Activity Director. During her 22 year career at the nursing home, Kathy enriched the lives of every resident she crossed paths with. She took being their advocate seriously and always wanted her residents to know their voice still mattered. In Kathy’s spare time she loved nothing more than spending every moment with her two granddaughters. Kathy enjoyed picking them up from daycare and taking them out to eat, any place that served ice cream or cake. She also loved giving her grandbabies bubble baths, taking them to the movies, to Kiddieland, but her favorite was taking them to “Great Wolf Lodge”.

Kathy will be cherished and remembered with love by her children, Jennifer Brown Machac of Bosqueville and Jamie Denise Brown of Waco; the father of her children, Thomas Brown of Waco; ex-husband, Robert Qualls of Waco; mother, Janice Williams of Robinson; sister, Teresa Nichols and husband Bruce of Waco; great niece, Lizzie Williams of Waco; brother, Jimmy Williams and wife Robin of Robinson; nephews, Jason, Jeremy, Jerod and Dustin; niece, Alicia; along with many great nieces and nephews and other loving family members and friends. Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Williams and every resident that she made their last days brighter.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that if you have not registered to become an organ donor, please do so in memory of Kathy.

Kathy’s daughters would like to thank the entire staff at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, for making her last days comfortable and peaceful.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Denise Hughes

    Praying for comfort for your family. She did an awesome job raising such beautiful , compassionate and caring girls. The joy she experienced through her beautiful granddaughters leaves you with priceless heartfelt memories to always cherish, Be strong and celebrate that she is out of pain and in the loving arms of Christ our Savior. With love for you all knowing you will meet again for eternity. Much Love~ Denise

  2. Debbie Johnson (Dj) Cozort

    Teresa and all of Kathys family to many to name, U Y’all have my deepest sympathy, I remember Kathy been Bubbly all the time and always had the most beautiful smile on her face. I remember all the good times we had when we all ran around together back in the early eighties. She was such an happy person. This is not GoodBye this is see u later til we meet up again. May the Good Lord wrap his loving arms around all of the family at this time. She is High Steppin in Heaven with former Rockettes. Love DJ

  3. Candace Read (Stebbins FIve)

    To Kathy’s Family,
    Kathy came to work at Quality Care right after the explosion and helped us prepare a unit especially for the West Rest Haven patients who had been displaced. She jumped in to coordinate activities with polka bands and soon had the place rocking with music, kolaches and fun! Her work with the elderly and disabled was truly her gift to the many seniors who looked to her for a happier quality of life. We all appreciated her upbeat attitude and her laughter. She will certainly be missed. Our prayers are with you all.

  4. Kathy, thank you for loving my Mom, Barbara Vrba, always encouraging her to participate in activities and being there for her and us when we needed to talk to you about Mom’s care. You will truly be missed! I love the picture of you with some of the residents including Mom!

  5. Chris and Jennifer Watkins

    Our prayers are with Kathy’s family. Kathy was a sweet friend who will be remembered for her awesome personality and sweet smile.

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God’s promise of a resurrection where we will be reunited with our loved ones who have passed away – John 5:28,29

  7. I worked with Kathy in West back in 2004. She was an amazing activity director, as well as, co-worker. She did everything in her power to make people feel special. If I needed to get a resident involved, I knew who to go to…Kathy. I will never forget how she documented my first pregnancy. She took regular ‘belly’ pictures of me and made me a beautiful book of memories that I still cherish to this day full of those weekly pictures. I didn’t realize Kathy had been sick but pray she knew what a blessing she was to the world. She will not be forgotten. Praying for her daughters upon their loss.

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