|Birth: ||Mar. 13, 1956|
Pearl River County
|Death: ||Sep. 28, 2012|
Alberta "Woo" McWilliams, 56, of Parsons, died at 9:35 p.m., Friday, September 28, 2012, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
She was born March 13, 1956, in Picayune, Mississippi, to Leslie and Bessie Mae (Matthews) McWilliams. As a young girl, she grew up and attended school in Mississippi until moving with her family to Parsons where she graduated from Parsons High School in 1974.
She was a foster parent for 13 years and worked at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center for 23 years until becoming disabled.
She was co-founder of Shades of Fun in Parsons, a non-profit organization that provided scholarships for college students.
She was a member of the former Macedonia Baptist Church, now Macedonia Soul Winning Ministry, in Parsons where she sang in the choir.
She was also actively involved in feeding students that attended Labette Community College. Alberta's passion was helping kids.
She enjoyed playing bingo, collecting chickens and antiques, shopping, and was considered to be a great cook.
Survivors include: one son, Anthony McWilliams Parsons, KS; three daughters, Stacy McWilliams Pittsburg, KS, Eva Mae Mooney Parsons, KS, and Robin McWilliams Pittsburg, KS; foster daughter, Adrian Wheat Wichita, KS; 7 grandchildren, Daelon Hendricks, Jaedon Hendricks, Kyia McWilliams, Alex McWilliams, David Young, Aunasti McWilliams, and Olando McWilliams; 4 brothers, Louis McWilliams, Oliver McWilliams, Donald McWilliams, and Donald Quinn, all in Parsons, KS; 4 half-brothers, Jerome McWilliams, Sonny McWilliams, Oscar Lee McWilliams, and John McWilliams, all in Greensboro, SC; one sister, Deloris Opare, Parsons, KS.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Leslie McWilliams; and twin sisters, Annie Mae and Josephine McWilliams.
Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, Parsons, KS
Bessie Mae McWilliams (1932 - 2007)
Delores A. McWilliams (1948 - 2004)*
Alberta McWilliams (1956 - 2012)
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Record added: Oct 01, 2012
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