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Jane Stowe Williams

1947 — 2024

Jane Stowe Williams passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on March 9, 2024.

She was born on October 9, 1947, to the late James and Rachel Stowe. Jane grew up in south Jackson and attended J. B.Young Elementary School, then graduated in 1965 from South Side High School where she was a cheer-leader and involved in many school activities. While at South Side, Jane was also a member of the Miss South Side royalty. It was also during this time that Jane dated the love of her life, the late John W. Williams. Jane and John married on September 1, 1967, at First Baptist Church, Bemis.

After she completed her college years at Union University, Jane began teaching at North Side High School where she remained for her teaching years. Many students have kept in touch with her through the years due to the influence she had on them.

Jane and John were blessed with their son Jason in 1974, and daughter Katy in 1986. Jane was a talented pianist and played for First Baptist Church, Bemis, for many years. When she and John built their home in the Ward’s Grove community, she was also the pianist for Ward’s Grove Baptist Church. Jane and John enjoyed their life in the country and found time to do a bit of traveling as well. Her good deeds were many. She will be loved and missed by family, friends, and former students.

She is survived by her son Jason Williams (Rodney Vann), her daughter Katy Ellis (Woody), and her precious granddaughters, Anna Kathryn, Charlotte Elyse, and Amelia Josephine Ellis, as well as her sister, Emily Dorris (Gary) and their daughter Laurel.

Visitation for Jane will be Friday, March 15, 2024, at George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home, North from 5-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Ward’s Grove Baptist Church, 672 Law Road.

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