Williams obit

Guiola Gilbert Williams, 92, of Marianna, FL, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Chautauqua Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Defuniak Springs, FL.

Guiola was born December 15, 1927 in Marianna, FL, to Otto and Lucille Gilbert. She graduated from Marianna High School and was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Guiola was known by her family as making the best homemade gingerbread, tea cakes, and strawberry cake. She was a faithful member of Newton Assembly of God Church and true servant of God. Guiola worked for her father several years at Otto’s Diner while her husband was stationed in the Army over seas. She is the last of the Gilbert children that Otto and Lucille had. Guiola lived in Daleville, AL, until the last ten years where she became a resident of Signature Healthcare at the Courtyard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ryals Williams, Jr.; son,  Dean Williams of Dothan, AL; her parents, Otto and Lucille Gilbert; in laws, Ryals and Rosabelle Williams; brother, Aldean Gilbert; two sisters, Montreal Woodward, and Betty Jo Nicholas.

Guiola is survived by her daughter, Ruby Williams; son, Chris Williams; daughter in law, Sara Reeves; sister in laws, Dorothy Gay and Linda Hodges; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service for Guiola will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Marianna Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Wood officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens with Marianna Chapel Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the time of service.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chirs Williams, Bill Nicolas, Neal Williams, Mike Hodges, Robert Patnode, and Jeff Strickland.

Mask wearing and social distancing will be adhered to at the service and masks will be made available at the door.