Fannie Bell (Allen) Williams was born May 17, 1941 in Emerson, Arkansas and was the daughter of the late Gus and Annie (Hanson) Allen. She departed this earthly life on Saturday, January 9, 2021 surrounded by family.
She accepted Christ at an early age at New Hope Baptist Church in Emerson, Arkansas. Fannie graduated from McMittress High School in Emerson, Arkansas in 1959. After 35 years of service with General Electric and Lockheed Martin, she retired from Lockheed Martin.
After graduation from high school, Fannie moved to Fort Wayne, IN; where she met the love of her life, Luther Johnson at Greater Progressive Baptist Church. They married August 28, 1962, raised four children and lived happily until his passing on January 3, 1988.
Fannie loved gospel music and she served the Fort Wayne community churches where she was a member. She served at Greater Progressive Baptist Church, Greater Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Mt Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Full Force Apostolic Church and finally Come As You Are Community Church. She was a faithful member and choir member until her passing.
The hallmarks of Fannie’s life were her sweet spirit, quiet strength, devotion to church and family, and unshakeable faith in God. She was a generous believer and a powerful prayer warrior. Her smile was golden, and she encouraged all who knew her to trust God in everything because He always has the final word.
Fannie later married Henry (Bill) Walker on October 23, 1993, until his passing on February 6, 2006. She also married Calvin Williams, Sr. on August 30, 2008 until his passing on September 29, 2013.
She leaves to cherish many fond memories of her children, Eugene (Anita) Johnson of Indianapolis, IN, Greg (Delores) Johnson and Geoffrey (Tammie) Johnson both of Fort Wayne, IN and Regina (Michael) Wagstaff of McMurray, PA; grandchildren, Aaron Bellamy, Gregory Jamarcus (La’Toyya) Johnson, La’Queshia (Devon) King-Bell; JohnMark Bynum, Destin Johnson and Anthony Wagstaff; great-grandchildren, Matleah Stewart, Tristyn Johnson, Zy’Lee King; brother, William Allen of Dallas, TX; sisters, Duffie J. Taylor of Red Oak, TX and Vora M. Allen of Desoto, TX; sister-in-law, Willow Dean Allen of Fruitport, MI; and host of other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Annie Allen; her husbands, Luther Johnson, Henry (Bill) Walker and Calvin Williams; brothers, John Allen, Bernie Allen and Jonathan Allen; sisters, Euraline Wells and Earmie Kindred; in-laws, Clifford Wells, Lola Allen and Bertha Allen; grandson, Deon Stewart; and great-granddaughter, Trinity Johnson.
Burial in Highland Park Cemetery.
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Funeral Service will be live stream through the church's facebook page Come As You Are Community Church.
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