Marjorie Pipkin Patton Williams, of Temple, Texas, (formerly of Lockhart, Texas for more than 62 years) went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sept. 10, 2013. Visitation was held at McCurdy’s Funeral Home on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, from 6 – 8 p.m. Services were held at First Lockhart Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, with Ralph Williams officiating. Interment was at Lockhart City Cemetery.
Marjorie was a loyal and devoted member of First Lockhart Baptist Church and a member of Friendship Sunday School class for more than 64 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother to all of her family. She was born in Williamson County at Liberty Hill, Texas, on Nov. 10, 1923, and was reared in Liberty Hill, Lindsey, Calif., and Luling, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Myrtle and Hobson Pipkin; a grandson, Glenn Patton; and husbands Willis Lee Patton, Sr. and Jesse K. Williams.
She attended high school in Luling, met T/Sgt Willis Lee Patton of Luling, and was married March 26, 1943. While her husband was overseas during World War II and a POW (prisoner of war) for 17 months she worked as a receptionist and secretary for Dr. John T. O’Banion in Luling until her husband came back to Longview, Texas. They lived there until they were transferred to El Paso. After starting a family and out of the Air Force, they moved to Lockhart, and raised their daughter Susan and two sons, Willis, Jr., and Timothy Patton. After her husband passed away in 1962 she worked at several jobs, Firestone, doctor’s office, and 17 years at Lockhart Motor Company.
She married Jesse K. Williams (children, Ralph and Norma) in 1972. They enjoyed their family, especially all of the grandchildren, and traveling for 28 years. After Jesse’s death she moved to Garden Estates Retirement and Assisted Living of Temple, to be near Susan and Willis, Jr., and Barbara. She missed family and friends back home in Lockhart, but was happy in her new home.
She is survived by daughter, Susan Johnson of Morgan’s Point, Texas; sons Willis Patton, Jr., and wife, Barbara, of Temple, Tim Patton and wife, Romie, of Hollister, Calif.; stepson, Ralph Williams and wife, Patty, of Lockhart; stepdaughter, Norma Ehrig and husband, Larry, of Gonzales, Texas; grandchildren Kimberly and husband, Tom Vaughn, great-grandchildren Bo and Tyler, of Morgan’s Point, Justin Patton of San Jose, Calif., Ashley Patton, of Hollister, Calif., Samantha Patton, of Florida, David Williams and wife, Leslie, and Drayton, of Buda, Texas, Angie and husband, Shane Wade, and Abigail and Megan, of Allen, Texas, Michael Ehrig and wife, Crystal, of Gonzales, Texas, and Keeton Ehrig and wife, Jessica, of Temple, Texas; brother, Bruce Pipkin of Alice, Texas; sisters, Marietta Thompson, of Shreveport, La., and Ruby Nell Collins, of Orange, Texas; as well as several nieces and nephews, cousins, and one dear Aunt Ruby Czarowitz of San Antonio, who passed just recently at 103.
Memorials may be made to First Lockhart Baptist Church, 315 West Prairie Lea Street, Lockhart, Texas.
Arrangements by McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644, (512) 398-4791.