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Official Obituary of

Helen "Cookie" Williams

May 4, 1949 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Helen Williams Obituary

Her Story, God’s Glory

Helen Cecil “Cookie” Herron Williams was born in Lexington, Kentucky on
Wednesday, May 4, 1949, just minutes after her mother’s death. On
Monday, March 11, 2024, the “Miracle Baby”, joined her mother, Cecil
Frances Lewis Clark and father, Floyd William Herron who awaited her in
their heavenly home.

Helen was raised by kind and loving paternal grandparents. The late
Fannie Easley and Mack Herron raised her as their own.

Helen in her youth was baptized into the fellowship of Allen Chapel C.M.E.
Church in Berea, Kentucky. Throughout her life, she remained a faithful
follower of Christ and continued her service wherever she lived. She was a
member of the First African Baptist Church of Lexington, Kentucky and was
currently under WatchCare of the Fresh Wind Community Church of Las
Vegas, Nevada where she lived as her health declined. In the process of
writing her life’s stories as Cookie’s Crumbles, she recently recalled the first
piano piece she learned to play which was What a Friend We Have in
Jesus and that she was baptized in the creek near her house along with
her cousin and lifelong friend, Audrey Moran Brooks.

Helen valued education. She was proud of her achievements at
Middletown Consolidated, Berea Foundation, and Bryan Station High
schools. Her classes at the Central Kentucky Vocational School and
employment with the Veterans Hospital led her to a career in health care as
a Certified Nursing Assistant. Always a loving person, she devoted much
of her life to caring for others. Cookie was a giving person, always ready to
give, seldom asking to receive.

In 1988, Helen was united in marriage to Billie Gene Williams until his
death in 1995. There were no children born to this union.

Helen loved her family. She kept in touch with her uncles, aunts, cousins,
and friends. She was a “card person”. Whether sending, receiving or
playing, all were her passion. It is certain that good friends Odella George,
Mamie Jones and Bob Garner have a card game going or talking up a
storm, no longer having to depend on “long distance”. Missing the cards
and phone calls are her best friends in Las Vegas, Bobbie McCoy, Lynnette
Simmons and her many cousins and friends “back home” in Kentucky.

Most of all, she is missed by her devoted and loving daughter, DeVonia
Renee’ Herron and her two grandsons, Kareem Xavier Blair and Vashon
Anthony Madison of Las Vegas, Nevada. Cookie always spoke of how
proud she was of them, for the sacrifices they made and for their
willingness to care for her when she couldn’t do for herself. She cherished
the sunshine they brought into her life. They were her raison d’vivre, her
reasons for living.

Cookie’s Herron Family uncles, Clarence, Mack Jr., Herbert Hoover, Daniel,
Kenneth and Joel; her maternal aunts Jeanette Lewis Ison and Yvonne
Lewis; close cousins Stephen Herron, Marcel Herron; step-siblings and
other family members all preceded her in death.

She leaves to cherish her memories, Uncle Charles “Butch” Owens,
Greenwich, RI; Aunt Myrna Herron, Frankfort, KY; also, her cousins Mary
Frances Leavell, Lancaster, KY; Danny Herron (Kimberly), Berea KY; Gary
Herron (Lashaun), Temple Hills, MD; Monica Herron Webb and Michele
Herron, Frankfort KY; Davina Herron, sister-in-law Lena Forbes and
Goddaughter Veronica Gragston all of Lexington, KY.

“Cookie” will be tremendously missed by special cousins, Audrey Brooks
and Jessica Bush. Helen remembered and will always be remembered by
Sharyn Mitchell, Alfreda Cook, and Dianne McDonald as her BFFs, her
best friends forever.

An empty space will be left in the hearts of a host of amazing cousins and
loving friends more numerous than the stars in heaven. To all, the passing
of Helen Cecil “Cookie” Herron Williams, the “Miracle Baby”, left a void
which only time, memories, and love can fill.

The Broken Chain

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In
life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone, for part of us
went with you the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories; your love is still our guide. And though
we cannot see you, you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God
calls us one by one the Chain will link again.

Visitation will be 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday March 29, 2024 at First African Baptist Church at 465 Price Rd. Lexington, KY 40511

Funeral service will follow the visitation at 12:00 pm Friday March 29, 2024 at First African Baptist Church at 465 Price Rd. Lexington, KY 40511

Repast immediately after services at Saint Martin Village Shelter - 1033 Saint Martin Ave. Lexington, Kentucky, 40511

Graveside burial will be 1:00 pm Saturday, March 30, 2024 at Duncantown Cemetery - 320 Waterworks Road, Lancaster, Kentucky 40444



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March 29, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First African Baptist Church

Funeral Service
March 29, 2024

12:00 PM
First African Baptist Church

Graveside Service
March 30, 2024

1:00 PM
Duncantown Cemetery, Lancaster


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