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Dianne Williams

April 15, 1954 — November 4, 2023

Henderson, TN

DIANNE WILLIAMS

Henderson, TN: Brenda Dianne Simmons Williams, age 69, passed away November 4, 2023, at her home.

She was born in Gibson County April 15, 1954, and grew up in Dickson, the daughter of Minnie Lee Bell Simmons Franklin and the late James Daniel Simmons. She graduated from Dickson High School in 1971. She worked for Burton Building Products.

Dianne married Lou Williams on December 13, 1983. They moved to the Sweetlips Community in 1990 and purchased Sweetlips Store in 2003 and owned and operated it until it closed. She also helped family and friends with tax preparation. She was a self-published author, writing eight books all in a series called “Southern Railway.”

She was a well-rounded woman with various talents. She loved her family dearly.

She is survived by her mother, Minnie Franklin of Dickson and husband, Lou Williams; daughter, Christie Newsom (Jerry) of Henderson; three stepsons Louis Williams, Jr. (Brenda) of McEwen, TN, Eddie Williams (Jennie) of Michie, TN, Dennis Williams of Henderson, and a stepdaughter Debbie Patterson (Mark) of McEwen; two sisters, Linda Simmons Chambers (Wayne) of Dickson and Sheila Simmons Green (Gary) of Centerville; five grandchildren, Brittany Guinn (Matt), Hannah Carter (Riley), Eli Newsom, Kyle Newsom (Katie), and Kelby Newsom (Katie); and seven great grandchildren, Leiah, Madelynn, and Scarlet Guinn, Bryce and Sutton Carter, and Gentry and Anistyn Newsom.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Daniel (JD) Simmons and brother, James Danny Simmons.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday November 6, 2023, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue Chapel with Caleb Wray officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetlips Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 2:00 PM service time on Monday.

Shackelford Funeral Directors

Henderson, TN

731-989-2421

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Visitation

Monday, November 6, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Henderson

304 Crook Ave., Henderson, TN 38340

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Funeral Service

Monday, November 6, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Henderson

304 Crook Ave., Henderson, TN 38340

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Burial

Monday, November 6, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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