Sarah Grace Evans Williams, age 76, died Monday, April 19, 2021 in Zachary, Louisiana. Mrs. Williams was native of Bogalusa, Louisiana, and a longtime resident of Zachary. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother “Rarah,” sister, aunt, cousin, teacher, and friend to many. Her dedication to serving others touched the lives of so many who will remember her gentle nature, love of quilting, and devotion to the church. She impacted numerous lives as an educator for over 30 years. After retirement, she continued her role as an educator with Louisiana State University in developing the Character Counts Program to teach character education to children. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Jesse Michael Williams; two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul Williams and wife Cala Williams of Rosepine, LA, and Mark Williams and wife Lisa Williams of Zachary, LA; one daughter and son-in-law, Amy Williams Easley and husband Jason Easley of Madison, MS; four sisters-in-law, Winifred Johnson and husband Joe Johnson, Carol Baughman, Sylvia Johnson, and Gloria Lupo and husband Philip Lupo; eight grandchildren Emery Easley, Claire Easley Brown and husband Elijah Brown, Lauren Easley, Jake Williams, Brooke Williams, Frankie Hultgren, Krista Hultgren, and Amy Godeaux; and also adopted family members Bobbie Profit and Dee and James Thomas.
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Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her parents Theodore and Pauline Wilkes Evans; a brother and sister-in-law, Teddy and wife Patricia Evans; her grandson, Daniel Lee Williams; one sister, Edith Evans; and brother-in-law, Allen Johnson. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Zachary from 9-11 a.m. with services beginning at 11 a.m. Dr. Wayne Barnes, Pastor Emeritus of First Baptist Church of Zachary, will officiate. Interment will follow in Azalea Rest Cemetery in Zachary, LA.