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In Memory of

Sandra Ann Williams

October 16, 1944 - March 27, 2015

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After a lengthy illness, Sandra Ann Denton Williams, 70, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2015 surrounded by her loving family and friends.

She was born October 16, 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana, to the late Jerry Durrell "Pete" Denton, Sr. and Nettie Ann Salvaggio Denton, and moved to Sulphur, LA in 1945 attending Our Lady of Prompt Succor where she was a member of the first graduating class of the Parochial School in 1959. Afterwards she attended Sulphur High School and was a member of the class of 1963. She was married to...

After a lengthy illness, Sandra Ann Denton Williams, 70, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2015 surrounded by her loving family and friends.

She was born October 16, 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana, to the late Jerry Durrell "Pete" Denton, Sr. and Nettie Ann Salvaggio Denton, and moved to Sulphur, LA in 1945 attending Our Lady of Prompt Succor where she was a member of the first graduating class of the Parochial School in 1959. Afterwards she attended Sulphur High School and was a member of the class of 1963. She was married to Eugene Franklin Williams on May 1, 1965 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sulphur, LA and made their residence on Vine St. in Maplewood, LA until 1978 when they built a home in Carlyss, LA. Sandra was an active parishioner of Immaculate Conception in Sulphur, LA and St. Theresa Catholic Church in Carlyss, LA. She was a charter member of Court Our Lady of the Snows #1980 Catholic Daughters of the Americas, having served as a past Grand Regent, and was named Catholic Daughter of the Year for that court in 1974. She participated in court activities as chairman of the Calcasieu-Cameron Fair parade entry, chairman of arts and crafts for the annual bazaar, publicity chairman and served on the committee to have Catholic Daughter of America Day proclaimed. She was also chairman of correspondence to congressmen, chairman of representatives on abortion, taught Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD), attended charity workshops, tea for new members and participated in civic and heart-fund drives.
Sandra loved working in her yard, tending the many flower beds and gardens around the home as well as tending the many animals on "the farm," especially the donkey. She also loved cooking and sewing clothes for her children and grandchildren, and she especially enjoyed the honor of sewing the Christening gowns for all of her grandchildren until her health decline prevented it.

Sandra loved gathering the family together, especially for special occasions like Christmas and Easter, family vacations in Destin, Florida and Galveston, Texas, and the now famous "Pumpkinfest" where, for over 20 consecutive years, family and friends from Louisiana and Texas would travel to their home to carve pumpkins, roast hot dogs and marshmallows, hunt for pumpkin eggs and enjoy a hayride around Carlyss. The tradition of Pumpkinfest was second only to the traditions of Easters spent at the Camp in Bundick Lake near DeRidder, LA where Sandra would enjoy the beautiful azaleas in full bloom and the hustle and bustle of the family fishing and playing many games such as washers, dominoes and Yahtzee.
Sandra is survived by her husband of 50 years, Eugene Franklin Williams of Sulphur, LA; daughter Regina Marie Baccigalopi and husband Glenn of Iowa, LA, sons Michael Eugene Williams and wife Tanya of Lake Charles, LA, and Chad Franklin Williams and wife Kimberly of Kingwood, TX; two brothers, Jerry Durell Denton, Jr. of Sulphur, LA, and John Ross Denton and wife Kathy of Florence, Wisconsin; and nine grandchildren Alexandra Michelle Williams, Katelyn Elizabeth Williams and Eden Elizabeth Williams, all of Lake Charles, LA; Evan Franklin Williams, Elliot Michael Williams, Drew Christopher Williams, Dylan Joseph Williams, and Quinn Thomas Williams all of Kingwood, TX; Chelse Renae Willis and husband Dustin of Lake Charles, LA; and one great-grandchild Maddox Willis of Lake Charles, LA. Sisters-in-law Sara Root and husband Harrison of Beaumont, TX, Martha Caldwell and husband Tyler of Liberty, TX, and Joanne DeRouen and husband Robert of Lafayette, LA; nephews Cody Caldwell of Liberty, TX, James Derouen of Lafayette, LA, Cody Durell Denton and Bobbie Jo Wilcox of Florence, WI; and a host of extended family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday March 31, 2015 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Carlyss. The family will gather at Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home on Monday March 30, 2015 with visitation from 5 ''' 9 pm and a Rosary service at 6:00 pm. Visitation will resume Tuesday March 31, 2015 from 8 - 9:30 am in the funeral home. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines in Carlyss. Pallbearers will be John Denton, Mike Borel, James DeRouen, Cody Caldwell, Scott Dougherty, Ernest Taber, Brian McGuire and Ferdie Carrier. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Fathers Joe Aquino and Ernest Corriveau of St. Theresa's, Drs. Mir Akbar Khan & Ameer Khan and staffs, Cornerstone Rehabilitation Facility and Harbor Hospice. We would also like to say "Thank You" to all of those who also assisted in Sandra's care.