Nancy Anne Williams

Nancy William and Husband TomNancy Anne Hackel Williams, 81, passed away after a long illness on January 31, 2016. She was born January 7, 1935 in Paris, Texas. Anne graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1951 and from Paris Junior College in 1954. She received her BS Degree (1957) and Master in Education Degree (1961) from Stephen F. Austin College in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Anne is survived by her husband of 61 years, Thomas “Brow” Williams, her sister Susan Neville Elias and brother John Gerald Hackel of Corpus Christi, Texas, her nephew Raymon Todd Elias (Sabrina)of Houston, Texas, her niece Dawn Elizabeth (Roy) Loverde of Austin, Texas, and sister-in-law Johanna Henderson of Farmersville, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents Gerald Hicks and Nancy Faught Hackel, her grandparents Dorothy Faught, Gerald R. and Mattie Hicks Hackel, and her great grandparents A.W. and Jenny Neville.

Anne taught elementary school at La Marque and Texas City ISD for 24 years. She had been a member of St. Michaels Episcopal Church in La Marque, Texas since 1957. She taught Sunday School and sponsored the EYC group there. Anne enjoyed her days with her family and the many friends she made over the years.

The family would like to thank all her devoted, loving care givers, Cheryl, Tonya, Jolene, Jenny, Susan, Mickey, and Candy.

A memorial service will be held at Saint Michaels Episcopal Church, 1601 Lake Rd., La Marque, Texas on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests you make a donation to the charity of your choice.

In the words of her loving, devoted husband “It’s been a wonderful ride!”

Arrangements are under the direction of the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.


  1. Coach, Tom, we are so sorry for your loss. May God bless you. You have been a real example of a great husband.

    Dr. Keith & Diane Bellamy
  2. Dear Mr. Williams, So sorry to hear of Mrs. Williams passing. My brother Dewey & I were just talking about her the other day. Someone @ my church had given me some kumquats & I shared them with Dewey. I reminded him of the time that not long after we first moved into the subdivision about him & our cousin, Lisa, (they were maybe 5 yrs. old) came home & showed my mom, Bertha, these “little oranges” they had. Of course my mom asked where they had gotten them & Dewey told her from the house on the corner. She asked if the people living there had given them to him & he said no that they had picked them, etc…. My mom explained that was stealing & that they had to take them back. & so my mom & I went with him & Lisa to take them back. And that was our first time to meet Mrs. Williams. She was very nice about it & told him that anytime he wanted any kamquats he could have some but he needed to first come let her know. She was such a sweet lady!!!! You are in our prayers. In His Love, Mileane (Gibson) & Wayne Cato OBTW: Dewey is now 52.

    Mileane (Gibson) and Wayne Cato
  3. Coach Williams, my deepest condolences for you and your family.

    Herbert Day
  4. Coach Tom – sorry to read of your loss. Praying for your heart to heal from your loss.

    Tom Summerville
  5. Coach Tom, I just heard and I am so sorry , my condolences and prayers are always with you, if you need anything , let me know

    Ed Davis
  6. Hey Coach, I’m sorry for loss, but you’ve had a good life together. I’m Roger from the class of 64 and I want to tell you that you were a major influence in my life and the lives of hundreds of others, THANKS. I even find myself yelling. or thinking Allll Righttttt. You will never know how much we loved hearing that from you. We had done something right! Thank you again always know that you are still remembered and respect and loved.

    Roger Wiliams
  7. Coach Williams, I am truly sorry for the loss of your lovely wife. We visited at Mr. Spark’s funeral and you spoke so sweetly about her…such a testament to the many, many years y’all shared. Praying that so many wonderful memories will sustain you in difficult moments.

    Janice Smith Leschber, Class of '65
  8. Coach Williams, I was saddened to hear about your loss. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Judy Onstead Herman

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