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Shirley Tezeno Williams

November 3, 1940 ~ April 1, 2024

Shirley Tezeno Williams, 83, of Lake Charles, passed away peacefully on Monday April 1, 2024 in the comfort of her home with her family at her side.

Shirley was a native of Washington, Louisiana and a longtime resident of the Lake Charles area. She cared for many of the youngest and oldest members of the community, instilling her kind, loving care as she provided daycare and elder services for many years. Shirley will be forever loved and missed by her family and friends. She was an active member and usher at Christ Bethel Fellowship Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Leola Tezeno; son, Larry Charles; husband, Kaiser Williams: brother, John Tezeno, Jr.; sister, Beverly Nevills. She leaves to cherish her memories her son, Kevin Charles and wife DeWanda, Jacksonville, FL; daughter, Lynette Charles, Lake Charles; sisters, Betty Williams; Lola Linzy; Virgie T. Mitchell and husband Joshua, Reolia Young and Barbara Ned and husband Charles; brother-in-law, David Nevills; three grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family of the heart.

A gathering of Family and Friends will begin at 9:00 AM on Monday April 22, 2024 at Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles, concluding with a celebration of her life to begin at 11:00 AM. Apostle Randy Mingo will officiate. Burial will follow at Consolata Cemetery.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Charles Ned, Jr, Lance M. Ned, Donald R. DeJean, Joshua Mitchell, Jr., Darrel Wayne Ford, Jr and Michael Boyer. Honorary pallbearers Charles Ned, Sr; Kevin Charles, Jonathan Charles, Daryll Dillard, Sr.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff of Heart of Hospice for their loving and compassionate support during our beloved Shirley’s final days.

Services

Visitation: Monday, April 22, 2024
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Funeral Service: Monday, April 22, 2024
11:00 am

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


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  1. Christ Bethel Fellowship
    Pastor Joshua F. Mitchell, Sr.
    3900 E. Gauthier Road
    Lake Charles, LA. 70607

    April 22, 2024
    Resolution in Loving memory of
    Sister Shirley Tezeno-Williams

    Whereas; God has brought to a close the life of Sister Shirley Tezeno- Williams, the Pastor and members of Christ Bethel Fellowship Church. Know it is fitting to express our sympathy to the family during this time of bereavement. We command you to Jesus who know what to do in this your time of sorrow. We are certain to pray for you.
    Whereas; Sister Shirley Tezeno-Williams united with Christ Bethel Fellowship in 1986 and continued her membership until her transition.
    Be It Resolved; she was a faithful member in all her duties. She served as Usher, Church Treasury, Pastor care leader, Leader of Hospitality Committee, Served as Janitor, Alter Ministry, Prayer room coordinator, Decorator of the Sanctuary and more, she was a lover of her Pastor. She ushered until she could no longer attend due to her health problems. Her last stated desire was to prepare dinner for the congregation with the great Coleslaw as only she could make.
    To the family we know your loss is deep, and our sorrow is great. We want you to know we share in your sorrow, but more importantly, were recognize that this earthly loss is her heaven gain.
    2 Cor 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

    Humbly submitted by,

    Pastor Joshua F. Mitchell, Sr.
    Christ Bethel Fellowship

  2. Candle 1To the Tezeno, Charles and William Family, My dearest Aunt Shirley will be missed and always remembered for generosity, kindness, loving, and genuine nature.
    Our family will not be the same without her. However, I know we’ll find comfort in each other and we”ll get through this together.

  3. Candle 1Deepest sympathy to the family. Know that you are in our prayers.
    Sincerely
    Minister Yvonne K Wykoff

  4. Christ Bethel Fellowship
    Pastor Joshua F. Mitchell, Sr.
    3900 E. Gauthier Road
    Lake Charles, LA. 70607

    April 22, 2024
    Resolution in Loving memory of
    Sister Shirley Tezeno-Williams

    Whereas; God has brought to a close the life of Sister Shirley Tezeno- Williams, the Pastor and members of Christ Bethel Fellowship Church. Know it is fitting to express our sympathy to the family during this time of bereavement. We command you to Jesus who know what to do in this your time of sorrow. We are certain to pray for you.
    Whereas; Sister Shirley Tezeno-Williams united with Christ Bethel Fellowship in 1986 and continued her membership until her transition.
    Be It Resolved; she was a faithful member in all her duties. She served as Usher, Church Treasury, Pastor care leader, Leader of Hospitality Committee, Served as Janitor, Alter Ministry, Prayer room coordinator, Decorator of the Sanctuary and more, she was a lover of her Pastor. She ushered until she could no longer attend due to her health problems. Her last stated desire was to prepare dinner for the congregation with the great Coleslaw as only she could make.
    To the family we know your loss is deep, and our sorrow is great. We want you to know we share in your sorrow, but more importantly, were recognize that this earthly loss is her heaven gain.
    2 Cor 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

    Humbly submitted by,
    Pastor Joshua F. Mitchell, Sr.
    Pastor Joshua F. Mitchell, Sr.
    Christ Bethel Fellowship

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